Chimney / Fireplace Repair

Fireplace Repair

Are you concerned about the appearance of your fireplace or wondering whether the interior needs repair? Don’t take chances. RMR is the chimney specialist who can inspect your fireplace, inside and out, and determine whether your fireplace is in need of repair. The following information outlines our various fireplace repair services but if you have concerns, don’t wait. Call RMR today for a free estimate.

Fireplace Damper Repair

A chimney damper stops heat from escaping up your chimney when your fireplace is not in use. If your fireplace does not have a damper or a tight-fitting set of glass doors, you are pumping money up your chimney. We offer top-sealing dampers for masonry chimneys, mechanical fireplace dampers and Intelli Draft system for Non-Solid Fuel


Chimney Flashing Repair

The flashing is a barrier between the chimney and roofline joint that is made of metal. The flashing prevents water from penetrating this joint and leaking into the house.


Chimney Crown Repair

The crown is the concrete-like surface at the top of your chimney. Its job is to shed water away from the flue and also to keep water from entering the chimney chase. Cracks or missing pieces in the crown can lead to extensive water damage in your chimney.



Your chimney takes a lot of abuse from the weather and you might find that the mortar has chipped, cracked or is worn down and needs replacing. We grind all of the joints back one half inch and add new mortar and strike it accordingly. If needed, we will also finish with an acid wash.


Chimney Rebuilding

When considering rebuilding the chimney, each one has its own areas of concerns or corrections needed. For instance, is the chimney liner properly sized, does the chimney have enough height for its surroundings? Is brick spalling or deteriorating? Is it without a proper chimney crown? Removing the clay flue tile, installing the proper size liner for the fireplace opening it serves, raising the height of the chimney and pouring a cement cast-in-place chimney crown (four inches thick with a two inch overhang), are a few of many decisions to make when rebuilding the chimney. The end result: restoring its integrity, beauty and improved performance for the enjoyments and safety in your home.


Firebox Tuckpointing and Rebuilding

The firebox of your fireplace takes a lot of heat and abuse. If any of the bricks are loose or if any of the mortar joints are eroded back more than ½ of an inch, it may be time for a repair.


Schedule your regular chimney sweeping to keep your chimney system safe to use and in tip-top shape. Find out more about all of our chimney services when you call us at 847-290-1883.

Awards & Accreditations

Proudly serving your Chicagoland area