Before we opened Maine Coast Stove & Chimney, we operated Maine Coast Chimney for six years.
Since we opened, we've done hundreds and hundreds of chimney cleanings, dozens of wood and pellet stove and insert installations, dozens and dozens of stainless steel chimney liners and Selkirk MetalBest and Dura-Tech metal chimney installations, hundreds of chimney rebuilds, masonry repair, roof flashings, chimney caps, water repelling and more. In short, we're experienced, knowledgeable and conscientious.
You don't want to leave your home heating safety to any other than that. We know that the value of your home and the people who live in it is immeasurable. That's why we approach every job with the utmost care. That's why we consult our NFPA fire code book whenever it's needed. That's why we are certified by the Chimney Safety Association of America and members of the Maine Association of Chimney Service Professionals and we pursue continuing education opportunities. That's why when you ask Maine Coast Stove & Chimney to do a job you'll never have to wonder whether it was done right.
Stove, Insert and Fireplace Installations
Our highly trained staff installs wood, pellet and gas stoves, fireplace inserts & fireplaces. Wherever the site, whatever the objective, whenever there's an obstacle, we make sure it's done the right way. We offer free home heating consultations for prospective customers to help determine what appliance would work best.
Maine Coast Stove & Chimney cleans hundreds of chimneys annually in mid coast Maine. Chimney sweeping requires real attention to detail to make sure that the system is operating efficiently and safely. We look for that each and every chimney we clean.
Of the three levels of chimney inspections outlined by the National Fire Protection Association, a Level II inspection calls for a visual inspection of the entire chimney.Because that cannot be achieved with the naked eye, Maine Coast Stove & Chimney uses Chim-Scan, a video inspection system that allows us to see the exact conditions of the home's chimneys and show them immediately to the homeowner. This takes the guesswork out of a chimney inspection and is often times asked for by insurance companies to cover damage claims.
Chimney lining is required by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code and most state and local ordinances. A liner helps keep a chimney fire contained and is an efficient drafting device. Maine Coast Stove & Chimney installs HomeSaver, the industry's best stainless steel liners. Lightweight and extremely durable, HomeSaver liners are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Waterproofing/Repair & Restoration
We offer a full range of repairs to chimney systems, big and small. Whatever might ail your chimney, we can cure it. We use ChimSaver water repellent to greatly extend the life of a chimney. We offer extensive flashing, tuckpointing and masonry repairs. If your chimney is too rough to fix, we can take it down to the roof and build up a new one.
Improperly built crowns are another common problem. If yours is cracked or poorly constructed—allowing water penetration or posing a fire hazard—we'll build a proper
one that will shed water and preserve the life of your chimney.
Install Chimney Caps
The best way to prevent moisture from rain and snow, animals, leaves, and other debris from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty.
Replace Chase Tops
Leaky or damaged chase tops, and those made of masonry, are potential hazards on prefabricated metal fireplaces. We help eliminate problems before they start by replacing masonry and rusty metal chase tops.
Dryer Vent Inspections & Cleaning
In addition to servicing chimneys, we inspect and clean dryer vents in one- and two-story homes. A thorough sweep by one of our dryer exhaust technicians includes searching for any issues that might interfere with optimal operation. An inefficient dryer can be a safety hazard and also costs significantly more to run because it takes much longer to dry a load of clothes.