Bella Vista Homeowners Know to Turn to Ozark Stove and Chimney for Fireplace & Stove Services
Do you live in Bella Vista? Then, you’re one of the lucky ones. “Bella vista” means “beautiful view” in Spanish, and with one look around this area, you’ll realize it’s aptly named. If the weather is nice, and you need something to do, simply explore one of the many trails around town, visit Bella Vista Lake, or stroll to one of the great parks.
And for any home service needs? That’s covered, as well, thanks to businesses like Ozark Stove and Chimney, who can handle any and all of your fireplace or chimney-related services. If you’re in Bella Vista, Jane, Pineville, Powell, Pea Ridge, Hiwasse, Gravette, Sulfur Springs, Gentry, or anywhere else surrounding, count on our certified team of professionals to handle your repairs, installations, yearly maintenance, and more.
Ozark scores very high as pros who show up and take pride in their work! They will 100% have my future chimney service business.
Very knowledgeable, capable, and helpful. Honest, hard workers. They helped us uninstall an old insert, waterproof the chimney, and then install a new insert. My husband did the drudgery job of removing the brick along the rest of the wall, but their experience and guidance of his efforts was so helpful and gave us confidence from the get-go! Their customer service is top-notch! Very pleased with our experience!
We Offer a Long List of Quality Fireplace Services
Need a new system put into your home? We sell and install wood stoves, gas logs, and gas inserts, ensuring you’re all set, no matter your needs or preferences. Or, if you want your wood-burning, home-heating setup outside your home, we’re also Central Boiler dealers, allowing us to properly install an outdoor furnace that can heat your home, as well as any surrounding buildings.
Already have a heating appliance in place? Then, maintaining it is a must. Rely on us for annual sweepings, servicing, and inspections, as well as the following repair services:
- Chimney Relining & Resurfacing
- HeatShield® Liner Repair
- Masonry Repairs
- Stucco Repairs
- PriorFire Installation
- Brick Replacement
- Chimney Leak Repairs
Finally, rely on us for your dryer vent cleanings as well. Clogged up vents can greatly increase your risk of experiencing a fire or gas leak, and they reduce efficiency too. Annual cleanings are recommended to keep the appliance operating as safely and efficiently as possible.
How Do I Prevent Chimney Leaks?
Now, we clearly offer a long list of services, but we care a lot about prevention, too, especially when it comes to water. Think of water as your chimney’s arch nemesis. If it starts its attack, sure, we can find ways to heal up any “bumps and bruises” later on, but if things escalate too far, the hero of this story (the chimney) might not end up on top. That’s why we always advise investing in services that will prevent leaks from occurring in the first place.
To avoid the headache of dealing with chimney leaks and potential insurance claims, it’s essential to take preventive measures. Here are some tips to help you maintain your chimney and prevent leaks:
- Schedule regular chimney inspections and sweepings: Having your chimney inspected and serviced by a professional at least once a year can help identify and address potential issues before they become major problems.
- Repair any damage promptly: If you notice any cracks, gaps, or other signs of damage to your chimney, don’t wait to address them. Prompt repairs can prevent leaks and save you from more costly issues down the road.
- Have a chimney cap installed: A chimney cap is an affordable and effective way to prevent water, debris, and animals from entering your chimney and causing damage.
- Check your flashing: Have the flashing around your chimney inspected for signs of wear or damage. If there are any issues, have it repaired (or replaced) as soon as possible to prevent leaks.
- Schedule waterproofing: Applying a waterproof sealant to your chimney’s masonry can help protect it from water damage, prevent leaks, and keep your bricks from soaking in harmful moisture.
- Invest in necessary crown repairs: Is your chimney crown broken down? It might be that it was built incorrectly from the start. We can make repairs or, if necessary, build you a new crown made with appropriate materials.
- Ask about installing a chase cover: Chase covers are traditionally used on prefabricated chimneys, but did you know they can work well on masonry ones too? Ask us about your options.
- Have tuckpointing services completed: Tuckpointing ensures the mortar joints in between your bricks are holding strong and effectively keeping water out. If yours are falling out or missing, having a pro do some tuckpointing is a must.
Whatever your system is needing, we’re here to help. Give us a call or request your next appointment online today.
What Are Different Types of Chimney Caps?
Much in the way that chimneys come in different shapes, sizes, and types, so, too, do the components that support them. Like so much else in life, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to chimneys and their various constituent parts. Take, for instance, the chimney cap. Did you know that there are multiple different caps to choose from when deciding how to appropriately protect your flue system against rain, debris, and animal entry?
Whether you’re looking for a single flue cap to protect your one exhaust vent or you’re looking for a bit more extensive coverage for the whole system, there is a whole range of varieties to choose from, so you can find the one that best suits your personal aesthetic (while still keeping your chimney flue safer), no problem.
- Single-Flue Cap: Like the name suggests, this variety of chimney cap is designed for a chimney with a single flue. Shaped and fit to the correct dimensions for your flue – whether your system features a clay liner, cast-in-place, or metal one – a single flue cap will ensure your flue remains protected while still being properly ventilated. One of the downsides to single-flue caps is that they are rather limited when it comes to options available, and if they get damaged, they must be replaced rather quickly, so as to not allow entry to any external debris.
- Multi-Flue Cap: A bit larger than its single-flue relative, multi-flue caps are meant for larger chimneys with more flues/exhaust vents. They are useful in circumstances where several single-flue caps might be a bit cumbersome, as they are designed to cover a larger area, while still promoting the ventilation required for suitable functioning. Because they are that much larger, multi-flue caps also protect the system a bit more from downdraft issues, rain, snow, animals, and any other debris.
- Speciality Cap: Remember how we said in the beginning that chimneys are all unique and must be treated and protected accordingly? Speciality caps are a perfect example of what that might look like. Sometimes chimneys are exceptionally different from the norm, but they still require adequate protection and ventilation. Cue the specialty cap. It’s important to note that, because specialty caps are created according to the specific dimensions and specifications of the chimney, they are typically harder to come by and are also more expensive.
- Outside Mount Cap: Just like it sounds, this type of a chimney cap is attached directly to the masonry or wood casing of a prefabricated chimney, as opposed to the actual flue. Because of this, the protection is quite all-encompassing and must be customized to the dimensions of your chimney.
- Full-Coverage Cap: The most intensive and comprehensive protection option available, a full-coverage cap is just that – a structure that is built to protect your flue(s), as well as divert water far away from the base of the chimney. A full-coverage cap also provides the top of your system with insulation, which helps to optimize its heat production and efficiency. It’s a win all around with a full-coverage cap.
If you’re looking for more information on the variety of chimney caps out there, you’ve come to the right place. Book with us online or give us a call at 417-201-6585 to learn more about Ozark Stove & Chimney and what we can do for you.
What You Should Know About Chimney Waterproofing
Brick is naturally absorbent and, over time, water can seep into your chimney and wreak all sorts of havoc, especially during the rainy season here in Benton County, Greene County, and anywhere surrounding. So what can you do? It’s not as if you can stop rain or snow from happening… but you can’t just leave your chimney unprotected against the elements, either.
Fortunately, by having your chimney waterproofed, you can fight water exposure and extend your chimney’s lifespan significantly.
What is chimney waterproofing?
The best chimney protection plan is prevention. If you stop water from getting into your chimney, you can save yourself a lot of time and money in repair work.
Waterproofing is as simple as it sounds. Your chimney is sprayed with a water repellent that seals your chimney to keep water out. A professional can knock the job out in less than a day. Waterproofing is a quick and easy step to keep your chimney in peak condition.
Can I waterproof my chimney myself?
There are waterproof repellent sprays that homeowners can buy and use themselves. If you have previous experience in handiwork and have the protective equipment necessary to work at multi-story heights, you can give it a shot. But if you’re a first-timer, it’s best to bring in a professional. We know the right products to use to get you the best bang for your buck. We also know how to work safely, so you don’t have to put yourself at risk.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that more store-bought options don’t last as long, so you’ll find yourself completing the job over and over again to maintain that high level of protection. Our industry-grade products, on the other hand, can last for many years to come.
How much does waterproofing cost?
You need a chimney inspection before it can be determined how much it will cost to have your chimney waterproofed. Chimneys aren’t uniform, so the cost of waterproofing is impacted by their size and condition. If there is damage that needs to be addressed before we can waterproof your chimney, the price will reflect that. But if you’ve taken care of your chimney and it’s in good shape, the process will be cheaper.
I haven’t had chimney leaks… Why should I waterproof now?
Water damage can go undetected for a long time. By the time your chimney leaks, it’s a sign that trouble has been brewing for a while. Many homeowners think a chimney cap and crown are enough to keep water out, but they’re just two parts of a multi-step plan that should be taken to maximize water protection.
Also, remember that caps and crowns can be damaged or blown off during a storm and you may not know it.
In the end, just because your system hasn’t started leaking yet (or just because you haven’t seen damage that could be potentially hidden), doesn’t mean it’s not going to start leaking down the line. Invest in waterproofing beforehand to avoid bigger issues later on.
Schedule an Appointment With Ozark Stove and Chimney Today
Don’t wait until your chimney starts to leak, break down, or operate inefficiently to do something about it. Be proactive and schedule an appointment with us now. We can take a look inside your flue, check for structural soundness, sweep out any excess debris, then make necessary recommendations to keep things in good shape for the long haul.