We Rebuild Fireplace Fireboxes
Masonry fireplaces are traditionally made of firebrick, which is designed to withstand the heat produced during the combustion process. Over time, however, these bricks can become brittle and begin to break down. Chimneys, flue tiles, and fireboxes are like anything else — they can wear down and break over time, especially because they’re exposed to such brutal conditions. When your firebox begins to show signs of wear and tear, you only have a few options if you want to keep your fireplace a traditional wood-burning unit. You can choose to have the old firebox removed and replaced using new firebrick, or you can have an Ahren-Fire fireplace installed. (Read more about the Ahren-Fire fireplaces here.)
What Does A Firebox Rebuild Entail?
When we find that a firebox has deteriorated and is in need of extensive repairs, we quite often recommend a traditional firebox rebuild. This requires us to tear out the existing firebrick, and replace it using new firebrick and refractory mortar. A firebox rebuild is usually a two-day process.
Fireboxes are not built like a normal brick structure; they are shaped and sloped inward. This design is intended to help achieve the ideal draft and to radiate heat. The way that the firebox is built will make a difference as to how much radiant heat is pushed out into the room. For this reason, a firebox build or rebuild should never be left to an amateur. Only a certified and experienced professional can guarantee a fireplace that’s efficient and won’t leak smoke and dangerous gases into your home.
When you have your firebox rebuilt by a Jack Pixley Sweeps professional, you can be confident that the finished result will be long-lasting, highly-efficient, and code- compliant. We have years of firebox rebuild experience, and know exactly what materials and techniques can stand the test of time. With our experience and training, you won’t have to wonder if your new firebox is safe or efficient – when it comes to firebox rebuilds, we know what to do and how to do it!
Don’t leave your family’s safety and health in the hands of a damaged, deteriorating, or improperly-constructed firebox – Call Jack Pixley Sweeps today or click here to schedule your appointment online! We’ll assess the current condition of your firebox and let you know if a rebuild is the safest and most cost-effective option.
If you want more efficient heating from your fireplace, talk to us about installing an Ahren-Fire Fireplace System. Our experience with this type of masonry installation ensures a smooth process with a satisfying end result.