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What Is HeatShield — And Can I Benefit From It?

Back in the early days of manned space flights, the most tense moments What is HeatShield- And Can I Benefit From It- Fort Wayne, In- Old Smokey's Fireplace & Chimney-w800-h597occurred during reentry. (And it’s still the case.) As the world awaited word of a safe landing, the chief concern was: Is the space capsule’s heat shield intact? Without a properly working heat shield, the flight would end in a fiery disaster. When it comes to your home and its chimney, what’s the role of a heat shield?

Although the circumstances are less dramatic and dire than space travel, your home may be a good candidate for HeatShield. HeatShield is a masonry flue lining sealant that protects and restores the workmanship of your chimney system. As with the heat shield that protects astronauts and cosmonauts, it helps performance and prevents potential disaster.

Devised by Cecure Chimney Systems, HeatShield uses a specially formulated sealant to restore the integrity of your chimney’s flue. Applying this sealant corrects fissures caused by gaps, cracks, or masonry spalling. This consequently allows your chimney to properly vent hazardous gases. When Old Smokey’s technicians apply the HeatShield sealant to your flue lining, we aim to restore your chimney to its optimum level of safety and efficiency.

What is the best way to know if your chimney needs a new liner or any other repair? Sign up with Old Smokey’s to get a professional inspection. A careful inspection by a qualified professional is a common-sense way to start. Instead of relying on guesswork or possibly erroneous conclusions, rely on Old Smokey’s pros to discern if you have hidden dangers lurking within your chimney or any of its interior parts.

With an Old Smokey’s professional chimney inspection, we can evaluate the condition of your flue, the chimney lining, the bricks and masonry, and the flashing and sealant. An Old Smokey’s trained technician is a smart place to start, and a smart place to finish if you need to have HeatShield applied.

What might be reasons for you to go the HeatShield route? HeatShield sealant can address hidden chimney dangers associated with deteriorated, cracked or spalled clay flue liners. It is wise and beneficial to correct these defects early, before they further erode your chimney and pose a health or safety threat.
HeatShield was developed in Europe over 20 years ago. Its proprietary Cerfractory technology employs a ceramic/refractory coating that withstands moisture, corrosive flue gases, and temperatures in excess of 2900°F. It’s a superior chimney sealant.

Old Smokey’s is proud to be among a select group of independent HeatShield installers. Old Smokey’s technicians receive factory training and use custom tools as qualified HeatShield professionals.

Incidentally, HeatShield is made from recycled and naturally occurring materials. For many homeowners HeatShield costs less than rebuilding your chimney or removing flue tiles before having your chimney relined. And HeatShield® is covered by a limited 20-year material warranty.

For HeatShield as well as other chimney repairs or maintenance, depend on Old Smokey’s. Our 30+ years of experience speaks volumes about the trust we’ve built throughout northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and midsouth Michigan.

Call 260-424-0009 or 800-876-6539, or schedule an appointment online. Find out if the benefits of HeatShield are right for your home.

Do I need a chimney cap?

With a slight dose of fanciful imagination, can you hear your chimney asking, “How do I look in this cap?” Old Smokey’s can’t claim ever to have heard any portion of a house speak, but we can supply real-world answers to questions about chimney caps.

Do I Need a Chimney Cap - Fort Wayne IN - Old Smokeys

Questions — and answers — about chimney caps consider both form and function. When you think about it, a chimney cap serves as a valuable tool to protect everything below it: your chimney, its lining, the damper, the flue, the fireplace — and ultimately the people under your roof.

Make sure your chimney sports a proper cap all year-round. Whether your chimney cap is made of stainless steel, galvanized black steel, copper or aluminum, top off your chimney with style and substance. Whether its shape is square, rectangular, oval or round, whether it is fancy or plain, sign up the experts at Old Smokey’s to help you make the right choice.

You’ll want to combine aesthetics and protection against rain, snow, sleet, ice, debris, critters and random plastic grocery bags (admittedly far-fetched and unlikely). You’ll want a quality chimney cap to prevent creosote buildup and to stop moisture intrusion, which can damage chimney linings, bricks or mortar.

Proper installation is required for your properly selected chimney cap. Your brand-new chimney cap needs to be mounted securely and evenly so it can firmly guard your chimney from meteorological or animal intrusions. In other words, you’ll want a qualified and experienced Old Smokey’s professional to install your chimney cap.

We at Old Smokey’s have a whole lot of solid experience with all things related to chimneys. Trust us, there is no need for you to climb onto your roof to look at or repair or improve your chimney. We do not recommend such hazardous undertakings. That’s our job!

Incidentally, a professional chimney inspection is always a good place to start. Why? Because then we can assess the condition of your bricks and masonry, check on flashing and sealant, and inspect for water intrusion or unwanted guests. A thorough chimney inspection conducted by an Old Smokey’s trained professional is a prudent action in advance of any chimney cap purchase.

Depend on experienced Old Smokey’s professionals. We’ve been at it for more than 30 years, building an excellent reputation one household at a time throughout northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and midsouth Michigan.

Call 800-876-6539, or schedule your appointment online. Let Old Smokey’s help you with your chimney’s headgear to make more than a fashion statement. Let us help you select and properly install the right chimney cap for your structure, so that it looks good and does its job in good weather and bad.

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