Many amateurs perform chimney repairs, but using them in the hope of saving money is almost always unsuccessful. Amateurs often don’t qualify to light your pilot light after a chimney repair, and incomplete or sloppy work could require starting over again. Getting the job done correctly by a skilled mason saves money over the long haul.
Chimneys in Chicago experience a lot of wear based over the long winters, ever-present wind and industrial pollutants. The normal wear on chimneys is phenomenal, and abnormally high winds damage brick and chimneys. Hiring a mason provides peace of mind that your chimney will be restored in the fastest and most economical way. Minor problems can often be addressed by repointing, tuckpointing or replacing missing bricks.