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The Basics of Chimney Construction

The Basics of Chimney Construction

Residential fireplace chimney construction typically involves the use of specific materials and construction techniques to ensure safety, durability, and proper function. Here’s an overview of the typical components, materials, and types of mortar used in residential ...
Chimney Stucco Repairs

Chimney Stucco Repairs

The house was recently put on the market and the chimney had a beautiful paint job applied to the entire exterior. I had seen this sort of thing several times in the past, and started looking for the red flags; I found them. I pulled out my knife and started digging.
Woodstove chimney cleaning and catalytic converters

Woodstove chimney cleaning and catalytic converters

When the EPA started to crack down on wood stove emissions, the early technology utilized catalytic converters to help clean up the emissions from the stove. Over time these converters can become brittle. Sometimes it gets as bad as when the chimney sweep pulls it out o...
Wood Stove Fireplace Insert Removal and Cleaning

Wood Stove Fireplace Insert Removal and Cleaning

Chimney sweeps in Portland Oregon are having to deal less and less with un-lined woodstove inserts. Back in the ancient days wood stove inserts ( a wood stove that has been set into an open fireplace ) were not installed with a stainless steel liner being installed down...
Chimney Sweeping Logs: Do They Really Work?

Chimney Sweeping Logs: Do They Really Work?

A chimney sweep’s brush vs chimney sweeping logs. Do these logs really clean the chimney?  I have been cleaning chimneys for 30 years now, and I get this question asked of me several times each year. I cannot speak for the cleaning logs because I have not observed th...
Fireplace Damper Replacement

Fireplace Damper Replacement

A fireplace damper repair can be easily achieved by installing a top-closing damper to take the place of a missing or existing defective damper. With a few simple tools and some very basic masonry skill and knowledge, you can remove your defective damper and install a n...
Monsoon Raincap

Monsoon Raincap

When you need a cap that can keep the rain and animals out, as well as stop downdrafts, the Monsoon cap is what you need. We install these caps. Call today to schedule or talk to us about your chimney.
Glass Fireplace Doors for DIY Homeowners

Glass Fireplace Doors for DIY Homeowners

We have installed several of these Pleasant Hearth glass fireplace doors over the years for our customers; they are sturdy, easy to install and look great. The screens behind the glass doors are hinged, not hanging from a curtain rod. Do it yourself, or call us and we c...
The Importance of Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

The Importance of Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

For a long time we have been taught about the importance of having fire extinguishers in your house and today I wish to add our support to that and highlight a couple of very important points regarding proper use and maintenance of these life saving devices. 
Raccoons and  Your Chimney

Raccoons and Your Chimney

We recently encountered a chimney that had been occupied by a raccoon for some time. We were unable to clean this chimney because of the chance that the raccoon had left droppings in this chimney. These droppings can contain a particularly unpleasant parasitic roundworm...
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Cliff and his crew wear amazing. Quality work for an affordable price. We had 6 estimates and Rooftop Chimney came in better than the rest. Highly recommend for honesty, explaining things well and fair price. Thank you Rooftop Chimney!

Angela Grissom

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Leaving this review for my parents, who recently hired Cliff from Rooftop Chimney for a chimney repair, back in June. They were quick with an estimate, at a fair price and the work was scheduled promptly. They did an excellent job and we would definitely hire them again in the future or recommend them to friends!

Glenn Loontjens

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I’m selling my house and needed the wood stove insert removed. With the closing date approaching, Rooftop Chimney was able to work me in their schedule and get the job done quickly and professionally. I got the DEQ certificate much faster than I thought I would. Thanks to Justin and his crew!!! I would highly recommend Rooftop Chimney.

Iain Mackintosh

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Arrived on time – worked very hard to remove our very heavy fireplace insert and took extreme care to do the job well. Completed their work by cleaning our two chimneys and got it all done in good time. We would recommend their services to all.

Cynthia Keene

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After selling our home, the inspection indicated that there was some work that needed to be done on our chimney including repairing some mortar as well as putting a top cap on the chimney. I contacted Rooftop Chimney and Roof Services. They were very knowledgeable answering all of my questions. That along with prompt professional service I would recommend them for any chimney needs you may need!

Gloria Cettina

Experiencing some Chimney Pain?Send Us Your Chimney Photos

We do give free estimates, but we have found over the years that getting photos ahead of time can speed things up dramatically. Heck, we have talked ourselves out of work by seeing photos and telling the customer “No, you do not need a several-thousand dollar rebuild; it looks like you only need a…”. It has happened.