Many homes throughout Anna, Texas, are known for their unique, stone and brick fireplaces and chimneys. Even though, Anna can be quite hot almost year around Texans love their fireplaces and chimneys and prefer those with high craftsmanship specially the ones made with stone and or brick . As with everything in your house, fireplaces need repairs. At Omega Masonry that is what we do! We have been doing chimneys repairs and builds for many years. But, over the last ten years of so we have specialized in delivering the best brick and stone chimney maintenance you can find in Anna, Texas. If experience is what you expect call the pros at Omega Masonry. After all, you would not want a rookie working on your fireplace?
If you are searching for an ordinary fireplace repair contractor in Anna, TX, you can go to Craigslist and get one of several listings with less than stellar qualifications maintaining and repairing natural stone chimneys or you can contact Omega for a professional job you will love! Unlike other masonry type jobs repairing brick chimneys requires skill one cannot learn online. This type of skill set is learned on the job next to a master craftman and developed over many years. When you hire Omega you are hiring a master masonry outfit with extensive understanding in maintaining brick or stone fireplaces. You have no idea, the number of times we get call to a home because the owner is not satisfied with the finish work and in many the work wasn’t completed. Lately homeowners have become too reliant on Bing as a source of information. In many cases it is the thing to do! But when searching for expert mason to build your brick or stone chimney it litter bit of extra research may be ideal to identify the contractor with the best workmanship. With that said, we look forward renovating your fireplace and or chimney. On the other hand if you are just looking for ideas for a chimney build project take a look our blog.
Masonry Repair: Matching the Mortar
Brick homes are beautiful and will last for many years without needing a great deal of maintenance. However, there are occasions when the mortar made need to be repaired because of age, storm damage or perhaps because someone has backed into it. In these cases, brick repair should be done sooner rather than later. Our expert masonry team offers the perfect solution for those who face damaged mortar in need of brick repair.
Of course, for many homeowners there is a concern that in doing brick repairs it will be difficult, if not impossible, to match the existing mortar. After all, we have all seen homes where the mismatched mortar stands out from the original. However, that does not have to be the case. A skilled masonry team knows how to match mortar so that the repair is nearly hidden from view.
While there are some homeowners who have been successful in matching mortar, it is not typically a job that you should approach unless you understand the types of mortars, and how they interact with various sands. For instance, if you meander down the aisle of a home improvement store you will discover there is a rather wide range of colors. For mortar, you will find not just the expected white, but also varying shades of grey, tans, black, and even some with an orange hue. These colors can be used individually, or mixed together to create a mortar that will match your existing color. Hiring a TX masonry expert ensures that the mortar color will be as close a match as possible.
The good news is that once the bricks needed for the repair have been located, and the mortar has been matched, getting the brick repair done is usually not a difficult, nor lengthy process. In fact, often times minor mortar and brick repairs can be made in just a few days. However, it should be noted, that when the repair has first been made that the new mortar will remain slightly darker than the original mortar, but within a couple of weeks it will blend in with the rest of the wall, and the damage will be nothing more than a memory.
Of course, it is not just a matter of matching the mortar in a Texas home – it is also important to match the brick. If you have a newer home this can be much easier, while older homes often have bricks that are no longer produced. In these cases, a masonry expert will find bricks that match as closely as possible or perhaps find a way to work with the existing bricks.
The Omega Masonry team understands how important it is for your Texas home’s brickwork to match. We will make your mortar and brick repairs in such a way that the only way they will be remembered is by you – not because they are an eyesore. Contact the Omega Masonry team to learn more about Texas masonry repairs.
When looking for a fireplace and or chimney repair company in Anna, TX., we understand you have choices. All we ask is that before you commit to any one company give us a chance to show you our work. We also need you to know that, we are a full service masonry contractor offering an array of services.
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