Black Velvet Chimney Is the Only DFW Company You Need to Call for Wood Chimney Repairs

Wood chimneys are beautiful, but they can be especially vulnerable to the elements and prone to weather-related damage. When your wooden chimney needs some serious attention, turn to the team at Black Velvet Chimney.

For more than 40 years, we’ve helped homeowners maintain and repair chimneys of all types. Ready to schedule an appointment? Reach out to our team online.

Tall wooden chimney before prefab chimney repair and installation
Scaffolding setup and tear out initiating prefab chimney repair
Prefab wooden chimney with ladder to the right
Wooden chimney painted white after prefab chimney repair and installation

How Is a Wood Chimney Different From a Traditional Masonry Chimney?

A wood chimney, or wood chase, is a prefabricated chimney with wood framing that has been built around the flue to protect it. They serve the same purpose as a traditional masonry chimney, venting out harmful gases and smoke while also providing structural support for the chimney pipe and preventing water leaks and pest intrusion. The chase also helps prevent chimney fires by separating the hot flue pipe from the flammable materials in your walls and attic.

How Do I Maintain a Wood Chimney Chase To Prevent Deterioration or Damage?

Properly maintaining a wood chimney chase is important to prevent damage from water, wildlife, and basic wear and tear that can occur over time. These are some steps you can take to keep your chimney chase in good shape:

  • Schedule regular inspections. Taking preventive measures is the best way to stay ahead of repairs. Set up at least one chimney inspection per year with a certified chimney technician.
  • Don’t forget chimney sweepings. In addition to annual inspections, we recommend yearly sweepings to keep your chimney clear of creosote, animals, and other blockages that can increase your risk of a chimney fire.
  • Don’t delay repairs. When you see signs of damage or deterioration, schedule an appointment with us right away. We’ll come to replace sections of damaged or rotted wood, repair cracks, and seal any gaps or openings to prevent water damage.
  • Waterproof your chimney. If you haven’t already, ask one of our representatives about our waterproofing services.
  • Invest in a quality chimney cap. Chimney caps are one of the simplest ways to keep water and animals out of your chimney.
  • Keep an eye out for critter activity. Wood chimney chases are a common attraction for small pests like termites and carpenter ants. If you see an uptick in insect activity around your chimney, it could be an indication that your chase has been infiltrated.

We Tackle Rot, Water Damage & More

When you think of durable materials that can stand the test of time, there is a low chance that you’re going to picture wood. Whether rot or other water damage has occurred, the chimney is splintering or filled with holes from carpenter bees and insects, strong winds have caused damage, or your chimney is simply old and needs to be updated, Black Velvet Chimney can help.

Our team has been repairing, restoring, and rebuilding wood chimneys in Dallas/Fort Worth for more than 40 years. No matter what look you’re after, we can deliver long-lasting results. With our extensive knowledge of chimney structure and composition, we can give you the beautiful, strong, durable results you need and deserve. We’ll set up scaffolding, if needed, and make sure both your property and our team stay protected from the beginning of the project to the end.

When Do I Need To Replace or Rebuild My Wood Chimney Chase?

There are several signs that your wood chimney chase may need to be replaced or rebuilt. Here are some of the most red flags:

  • The siding on the chimney is loose. If the siding on the chase is loose, detached, or rotting, it could be an indication that there is a problem with the underlying structure.
  • There are new signs of water damage. Be on the lookout for signs of water damage like mold growth and musty odors that could point to a moisture problem.
  • You have a pest infestation. Whenever you have pest infestation – particularly with wood-boring insects – you should have your chimney thoroughly inspected after the pests are removed. Although the problem bugs may be remediated, they could leave enormous amounts of damage behind.
  • An increase in creosote. Anytime you see an increase in creosote buildup, it’s a clue that something is wrong with your chimney. It might be time for a chimney sweeping or your chase could be structurally unstable. Whatever you need, we’re here for you.

Turn to Black Velvet for Preventive Maintenance & Repairs

Once we’re finished with your wood chase repairs or rebuild, we’ll also let you know our recommendations for keeping your wood chimney protected against future damage, so you can enjoy your beautiful chimney for years to come.

Ready to request a no-obligation quote for your wood chimney repairs? Request an appointment on our website, and we’ll come out and take a look at your chase ASAP.


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