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Cicada Crawling Up the Chimney

This past weekend, for most homeowners, was the time to cut your grass. We’ve had plenty of rain to have the grass grow quite long. After opening the garage door and pulling out the mower, I was greeted by cicadas sitting on both garbage cans. They are definitely a good size bug. Okay, no big […]

Cicadas in the Chimney – Are They Trying to Get In?

Superior Chimney has been answering many questions about cicadas in the chimney. We thought it would be useful to discuss what you can do now before the billions of cicadas emerge from the ground and the worry about cicadas in the chimney begin. The Arrival of the Cicadas There are over 3,000 species of cicadas […]

The ABC’s of Tuckpointing Chimney Repair

The ABC’s of tuckpointing chimney repair include chimney size, repair and materials. Have you ever browsed online, especially a website like Instagram or Facebook, and saw photos of perfect homes? It feels like you do home repairs almost every day! Those home improvement shows on HGTV make a living off of the perfect interior and […]

Tuckpointing the Chimney

Tuckpointing the Chimney

Limited time, this year, remains for tuckpointing the chimney to happen. That’s because the type of cement used for tuckpointing the chimney dries best in the warmer months. With Fall creeping in more and more, getting any type of mortar or concrete related chimney repairs completed needs to be done now. How do you know […]

Tuckpointing Chimney Repair: DIY or Hire a Professional

Tuckpointing Chimney Repair: DIY or Hire a Professional

Tuckpointing chimney repairs are a time consuming and expensive project. For an average chimney, the standard time to complete tuckpointing repairs may be around 4-6 hours, at the very minimum. It can cost a decent amount of money too. Because of the time and expense, many think of turning to a do it yourself YouTube […]

Chimney Masonry Repairs

Chimney Masonry Repairs

With high humidity levels and above normal temperatures, your chimney may be in need for chimney masonry repairs. Normally, Chicago, Illinois is met with a below freezing winter with high winds, low humidity and lots of snow. However, this year’s winter has been unique. This winter in Chicago has been warmer than usual with high […]

Chimney Brick Repair: Before Another Storm Hits

This has been a bit of a rough summer with the rain storms and high winds. It has resulted in numerous homes needing brick chimney repair. Now, that’s not to say those with stone chimneys or chimney’s made of siding don’t need repair, because they certainly do. Let’s talk about what goes into a brick […]

What do Homeowners Need to Know About the Art of Chimney Tuckpointing

We all know what tuckpointing is all about. You can check your brick or stone home at anytime searching for missing mortar. That’s fairly easy. However, how often do you check the chimney, the highest point on your home? With the chimney braving all of the Chicago elements such as rain, high wind, hail, snow, […]

What Goes into a Chimney Tuckpointing Project?

Chimney tuckpointing is a great way to protect your home while giving it a clean, beautiful appearance. Sooner than later…brick or stone chimneys will need joints repaired and gaps filled where mortar has deteriorated or weakened with cracks and/or holes. Getting the highest point of your home repaired and maintained is important in order to […]

How Your Chimney Shows Signs of Being ‘Under the Weather’

Chicago weather… You never know what to expect. One minute we get reminded what sunshine looks like, and the next, 4-foot snow drifts up against the garage door. We spoke with a couple of our certified technicians as to what to look out for with all of the recent snow, sleet, freezing temperatures and the […]

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