Need a New Chimney? Get Beautiful, Functional Results With English Sweep, Inc.

If a new chimney has been on your horizon for a while, you may be eager to get the process going. We can’t say we blame you! Yet, because this is such a big job and one that would take a lot of effort, time, and money to fix if done wrong, it’s important to hire a reliable crew from the very start.

That’s why we encourage you to trust in us.

As Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified sweeps, we feel confident in our ability to help you with it all, and we know we can provide you with an end product you’ll love for the long haul.

Constructing New Chimney with Scaffolding and tech sitting on crown of chimney
Chimney Construction Scaffolding in front of chimney white two story house
New Chimney Construction & Scaffolding in front of chimney white two story home

Things You’ll Need to Consider for Your New Chimney

When planning to add a chimney to your home, there are a number of things to think about before diving into the construction process. Like we said, this is a job you want done right from the get-go! Here are the top 4 things we urge you to consider:

  1. Fuel Type: Knowing if you want a wood, gas, or pellet appliance is important to note before beginning, as it will impact how the system is constructed.
  2. Appliance Type: Another thing that impacts chimney construction is the type of appliance you’re looking to operate. Would you prefer a stove, an insert, or that more traditional fireplace set-up? We’d be happy to go over your options with you.
  3. Materials: Another consideration is whether you want your fireplace and chimney made from stone, brick, or another material, as these will impact aesthetic design, as well as placement and weight considerations.
  4. Style: Your home is an expression of you! We want to ensure we know exactly what you envision, so that your system looks just like you want it to when we’re done.

And On Our End…

On our end, there is plenty to think about, too! Flue size, chimney height, and clearances are all things we need to factor in as we go about this process. If appropriate coding regulations and measurement requirements aren’t met, your system will lack efficiency, and be more prone to things like backdrafting, carbon monoxide leaks, and poor airflow.

Along with this, if proper clearances aren’t adhered to or if your system isn’t built with enough insulation, you could be more prone to experience heat transfer and house fires. Any adjacent woodwork or combustibles need to be considered when looking to minimize potential risk factors.

In the end, there are a lot of moving parts to note and take care of, but it’s nothing our educated and experienced team can’t handle.

We Have the Most CSIA-Certified Sweeps in St. Louis

At English Sweep, Inc., we not only have the largest number of sweeps in the area, but we employ the largest number of both Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)– and National Fireplace Institute (NFI)-certified sweeps, too. And to top it off, the company owner is the only CSIA Master Chimney Sweep in the state!

There’s simply no denying we have the education and high levels of commitment and experience necessary to tackle a bigger job like this. We also have extensive experience in the field, so we know how to find solutions to any issues that come up along the way.

And to top it off, we pride ourselves on being family-owned and maintaining a strong sense of values. We’re ethical and honest in every service we offer, so you can feel empowered as you plan and make your decision.

So, let’s get started –- your dream fireplace and chimney are just a phone call away! Reach out at 636-225-3340 or book an appointment now.


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