Chimneys and Fireplaces

Mason Contractor Services Western MA

Customizable Chimneys and Fireplaces

Baker Mason Contractors has the capabilities and the experience to offer you Chimney and Fireplace services. Regardless of the circumstances, we can provide you with either an add-on to your home, or service an already existing unit.

Why a fireplace?

Adding a chimney/fireplace unit into the equation adds value to your home because of the return on investment. Experts say when you add a Fireplace into your home you can typically get back more than what you originally put into it monetary-wise. Fireplaces have been proven to increase the resale value of your home by as much as twelve percent.

Chimneys and Fireplaces go hand in hand. This is because the main purpose of a chimney is to allow for ventilation of the combustion and smoke particles out of your home. If your home doesn’t have a chimney then it’s more prone to smoke particles, fire embers, and soot all sticking to the walls of your home. This not only is unhealthy but it’s also very unappealing.

What to look for

Ultimately the size of your chimney should be dependant on how large your fireplace is. The chimney should always be a little bit larger than the size of the fireplace to allow enough room for the smoke to clear effectively enough.

Chimney structures are usually made of metal or other masonry products. They support a flue which is the component that physically vents everything out. A flue can be made of clay or other masonic properties. The flue is realistically going to be the most important structure of your chimney because it’s the piece that will keep your household safe and healthy. Combustion products contain carbon monoxide, which if inhaled can be very dangerous and life-threatening.

Maintaining your Chimney

If you don’t get your chimney serviced and inspected every 1-2 years, you run the risk of things breaking down and going wrong. Poor chimney filtration will not only ruin your system or unit but it can also make your body extremely sick if you’re constantly inhaling all parts of combustion. 

Fireplaces that are being used more frequently to heat your home up means that the chimneys are expelling waste also more frequently. Because of this, flues and the chimney itself will need to be serviced more often than just the annual cleanings, to ensure that the hotter gasses are not building up inside and causing a blockage.