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Chimney Repair in Allen, Texas.

Many homes throughout Allen, Texas, are known for their unique, stone and brick fireplaces and chimneys. Even though, Allen can be quite hot almost year around Texans love their fireplaces and prefer those with high workmanship specially the ones made out of stone and or brick . As with everything in your home, chimneys need maintenance and repairs. At Omega Masonry that is what we do! We have been doing chimneys repairs and builds for many years. However, in the last few years we have specialized in delivering the best brick and stone fireplace repairs you can find in Allen, Texas. If quality is what you expect contact the professionals at Omega Masonry. After all, you wouldn’t want a rookie fixing on your fireplace?

Chimney Repair Pros in Allen, TX.

If you are searching for an ordinary chimney repair outfit in Allen, TX, you can go to Bing and find one of the numerous listings with less than stellar qualifications maintaining and repairing natural stone chimneys or you can call Omega Masonry to get the job done right! Unlike other contruction jobs maintaining brick or stone fireplaces and chimneys requires craftmenship you just can’t learn in school. This type of skill set is learned on the job next to a master journeyman and improved over the years. When you hire Omega Masonry you are hiring an expert masonry firm with extensive understanding in maintaining brick fireplaces. You have no idea, the number of times we get call to a property because the homeowner is not satisfied with the work and in several the job was not completed. Today homeowners have become too reliant on Craigslist as a source of information. In many cases it is the thing to do! But when searching for a masonry expert to work your natural stone fireplace it litter bit of extra research may be prudent in order to identify the firm with the best skills. With that said, we look forward renovating your fireplace. On the other hand if you are just looking for ideas for a fireplace and or chimney restoration project take a look our blog.

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How to Know If Your Masonry Needs Tuckpointing

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Tuckpointing, sometimes referred to as repointing, is the process of repairing the mortar joints in stone or brick masonry walls by grinding or raking out old mortar then filling in the space with new mortar. In Texas –as well as surrounding areas- tuckpointing is often needed to update older homes or in situations where significant water damage has caused deterioration. It can be a labor-intensive job, so should not be approached by the novice homeowner, but instead done by a professional masonry team like Omega. You can trust our masonry team with all of your tuckpointing repair needs.

For many people, the need to repoint their masonry comes as a surprise, because they believe that brick never needs maintenance. And, while brick generally does not require ongoing work, the mortar occasionally requires updating. But how do you know if tuckpointing is needed for your home or office? The easiest way to determine if repointing is needed is by taking a key or screwdriver and dragging it across the mortar joint. If it scratches up powdered material, then you know you’re a candidate for tuckpointing. If the masonry is still good, it should not be able to be scratched at all.

Signs that Repointing is needed for Your Texas Home

For most homes, you can go as many as 5 –in some cases 10- decades without needed to repoint, so if you have lived in the same location for many years or have purchased an older home, then you should periodically walk the perimeter of your home and look for the following indicators that suggest you need repair:

  • Weathered or flakey mortar can be a sign of deteriorating integrity in the masonry.
  • Cracked or missing mortar is a definite sign and re-pointing would definitely be recommended
  • Mismatched coloring in the mortar. This is a sign of an inappropriate re-pointing done in the past and the integrity is hard to tell on face value. Re-pointing can be done as a precaution.

Should you discover that your home’s exterior masonry needs repointing work done, do not put it off indefinitely! When mortar has been compromised – typically due to age or because of excessive water or moisture – it will cause the brick and the mortar to expand and contract with the heat, and ultimately cause structural problems. Worse, should the repointing be needed in your Texas home’s chimney, you could find yourself dealing with issues such as a rusted damper, deteriorating metal, and rotting wood. Of course, another reason to do repointing work sooner rather than later is because the problem will only get worse, and ultimately cost more to repair later down the road.

When your Texas home’s exterior needs repointing, do not put it off– it will only get worse. Contact Omega Masonry to schedule a consultation and learn what steps need to be taken to get your home back in great shape. We are here to help your home always look its best.

About Chimney Repair in Allen, TX.

When looking for a fireplace and or chimney repair company in Allen, Texas, we are aware that you have choices. All we ask is that before you sign a contract give us the opportunity to show you our work. We also need you to be aware that, we are a full service masonry contractor offering an array of services.