Wood Fire Image - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney Sweeps

The bricks and mortar that are used to construct your firebox are durable and made to last for years. However, they can still suffer damage over time from the direct exposure to extremely high temperatures. Have noticed any cracked or chipped bricks in your firebox? If so, it is important to have this repaired as soon as possible to avoid safety hazards. If you live in the Elkton, Maryland area, Ace Chimney Sweeps can help you with these repairs with our professional chimney masonry services. We only use the best quality of firebricks and refractory mortar to construct and repair masonry fireboxes. Want to update the look of your fireplace? You may want to consider your options of firebrick patterns. We would like to tell you more about the different patterns we can do. Also, why it is so important to repair firebox damage.

What are my options of firebrick patterns for my firebox?

One of the most popular patterns of arranging firebricks in a firebox is the herringbone pattern. In this pattern, the firebricks are placed diagonally in adjacent vertical rows. The direction of the slant of the bricks is alternated row by row to form a V or an inverted V pattern. According to Things That Inspire, the size of the firebricks can change the effect of this pattern. If you want a more graphic effect, you should use larger bricks.

Alternating colors of firebrick is another way to make a herringbone pattern more unique. Another popular firebrick pattern is a running bond with clean lines. This look can also be changed by using different sizes of brick. You can also switch up the rows by alternating between horizontal and vertical placements of the bricks. Do you like both of these patterns and are having a hard time choosing between the two? If so, you can always combine them by using the running bond pattern for the firebox surround and the herringbone pattern inside the firebox. Ace Chimney Sweeps can help you decide which pattern will work the best in your home.

Why is it so important to repair a damaged firebox as soon as possible?

When the bricks and mortar joints in your firebox are damaged, gaps and voids are created. This can lead to dangerous situations. You are at a greater risk of an accidental fire due to the extreme heat from a fire transferring through those gaps and voids to the wooden parts that surround the firebox. There is also the increased risk of toxic combustion gases like carbon monoxide leaking into your home through those gaps and voids. Our masonry firebox repair services will restore safety to your fireplace and allow you to avoid those hazardous possibilities.

Have you noticed damaged firebricks in your firebox? Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps today to schedule an appointment for our masonry firebox repair services. We can make your fireplace safe again as well as give your hearth a new look with a different firebrick pattern.