When the winter weather starts to hit, one of the best parts is firing up your fireplace for the first time. There’s nothing like the warm glow of firelight and the gentle crackle of the embers to call to mind the comforts of home and hearth. But if your chimney isn’t ready for winter, it could be dangerous for your family to use. At The Construction Group located in Minnesota, our contracting experts understand what it takes to get your chimney in shape for the coming winter. We’ve put together this helpful guide to walk you through how our chimney experts can help get your chimney in shape for the coming cold season.


Repair Before Winter Hits

Before you fire up your fireplace, you need to make sure it’s safe to use. Fall is the perfect time of year to get your chimney repairs in line before the winter weather hits. Starting a fire when there is damage to your chimney poses a significant fire risk to your home. Repairing your chimney will also add to your home’s appearance and increase your home’s value.


Determine Damage to Your Chimney

Many things can cause damage to a chimney over time. Poor construction can eventually weaken and begin to deteriorate. A lack of general maintenance can also cause problems like crumbling masonry. Other factors like wind damage and bad weather can cause damage as well. Minnesota’s long winters can take a serious toll on your chimney.


Even if you think your chimney is in great shape, there may be damage to the masonry that you may not easily see by visually inspecting without a professional. Your family’s safety is worth making sure your chimney is in top shape for the winter.


Our masonry experts can also help with other masonry projects:

●        Porches

●        Outdoor hearths

●        Other brick structures


Restoring Chimney Structure

Our chimney repair experts begin by removing any existing broken chimney parts. If possible, we will preserve your existing chimney stack. We then repair the existing masonry to make sure the chimney is functional and structurally sound. We can also show you some of our previous work to help you make the best decision possible for your home.


Minnesota Chimney Repair Experts

If you’re ready to gather ‘round the fire with your family, don’t wait. Our experts at The Construction Group look forward to helping you get your home ready for the best part of winter weather. We can also help with a wide range of other projects including roofing replacement or bathroom or kitchen remodeling. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 651-731-5857 or contact us to schedule another home repair project.