If you are thinking about building a new home or adding a new fireplace to your house, you should talk to us at Blue Ridge Chimney Services about constructing the fireplace and chimney. Although home builders know how to build houses, they are not always trained and certified to construct fireplaces and chimneys. Our chimney technicians have all been trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) on the best ways to build a chimney system. In order to become certified, our sweeps had to pass exams on the building and safety codes and requirements that are applicable to fireplaces and chimneys. You can trust us to follow every safety standard that is required. To help you understand why it is so important to hire a chimney professional to build your fireplace, we would like to tell you about a couple of the main reasons.
Blue Ridge Chimney Services understands the exact functions of a chimney system.
We know that the most important function of a chimney is to vent the byproducts of combustion out of your house without causing any damage to the home. Our chimney sweeps keep up with the latest changes and updates in chimney construction through continued learning programs offered by the CSIA, including a course on chimney physics that goes into detail on how to be sure that a chimney will work efficiently and safely. We have been trained and educated on each type of fuel that can operate a fireplace or stove, and we know how to build the perfect chimney to properly match your particular heating appliance.
Blue Ridge Chimney Services understands and follows the building codes and requirements for fireplaces and chimneys.
Not only were our sweeps trained and tested on these codes and requirements, but we also follow these codes everyday on the job. One of the certification exams covers the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 for Chimneys, Fireplaces, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances, on which these codes are based. We would never build a chimney without installing a liner that is matched to the type of heating appliance you own. Since a fireplace produces extremely high temperatures, we meet every clearance from combustible materials to keep your home from catching on fire. When building chimneys, we always use the 3-2-10 rule. This rule states that your chimney should be at least three feet taller than the peak of your roof on the shortest side, and that the top of your chimney has to extend at least two feet above any part of the building within 10 feet. Blue Ridge Chimney Services guarantees that all building codes and requirements will be met after we build your chimney.
Thinking about building a new home or just adding a new fireplace to your house? Contact us at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to start planning the fireplace of your dreams.