Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping
- Chimney Cap Installation
- Chimney Damper Installation
- Chimney Liner Installation
- Chimney Liners
- Chimney Relining
- Crown Replacement
- Chimney Restoration
- Chimney Sealing & Resurfacing
- Chimney Fireplace Repair FAQs
- Fireplace Repair
- Fireplace Screens
- Fireplace Spark Arrestors
- Leaky Chimney
- Masonry Services
- Top Mounted Energy Efficient Dampers
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Whether you need your traditional fireplace or a gas log insert installed, 2nd Generation Chimneys is the place to call. We also repair and clean all types of chimney systems for our customers in the Minneapolis area. If you aren’t sure if it’s time for a new fireplace, or you want to know what the most efficient heating system is for your home, call us any time. We’re happy to answer questions or set up an appointment with you.
When thinking about your new fireplace installation make sure that the type of stone, wood, or decoration that you would to like utilize is compatible with the type of fire you would like to burn in your home. For example some fireplace inserts are available for decorative use only, so make sure you check with the 2nd Generation Chimney technicians before you get your heart set on a specific design.
Fireplace Insert Repair
Preventative maintenance for your fireplace insert, whether it has gas logs or a wood burning stove, includes regular sweeping services and inspections. Our chimney and fireplace technicians make sure to provide a complete cleaning of your insert, including the flue and firebox, so that we can check for any needed repairs. We can repair or install dampers and spark arrestors, which help protect your home from potential hazards. If you installed the insert yourself or had another contractor install it, we will inspect it for any installation issues, such as improper flue or chimney size. Many chimneys are not compatible with factory built inserts, since most prefab inserts are designed to work with the chimney that is part of the unit. If you notice any issues with your insert, call one of our fireplace experts today.
Masonry Fireplace Installation
Masonry heaters—also known as Russian or Finnish fireplaces—are efficient, durable, clean, and easy to use. While most are built for burning wood, they can also burn pellet fuel depending on the style of fireplace. They are called masonry heaters because of the large masonry structure around the firebox, which contains a series of smoke channels to heat the home. They are designed to withstand very high temperatures and to release the heat slowly throughout the day, which is why they typically only need to be loaded once or twice a day. This is also why it is important to have them installed by a professional. A masonry heater that has been installed incorrectly will create potential hazards and not work as efficiently. Call us if you have questions about having a masonry fireplace system installed in your home.
Pellet & Wood Stove Installation
Whether you need a freestanding wood or pellet stove or a wood stove insert, our technicians can install it for you. Keep in mind that while pellet appliances are highly efficient, the feeding arm, fans, and other controls could break down and need more frequent repairs than a wood stove. These components also run on electricity, which could increase your utility bills. Our technicians can answer any questions you have about installing a wood or pellet burning stove. Call us before you begin shopping for stoves, and we can also schedule a time to install your new stove once you’ve chosen the type that best suits your needs.
Fireplace Damper Installation
A top sealing damper is the key. Less expensive to replace, this damper system provides a tight seal and has shown consistent $100 + savings on heating bills in a single season. This damper is easily installed on the top of your chimney by a qualified technician. 2nd Generation Chimneys offers these dampers at a reasonable price, and we are factory authorized to service and install these dampers. Let a 2nd Generation Chimneys technician install one for you today.
In addition to our custom caps, we carry nothing but the best in brand name chimney caps. Homesaver has been building quality tops for over twenty years. Their single flue chimney top attaches directly to the flue tile, and provides economical protection for your home. The top–mounted multi flue chimney top attaches directly to the chimney crown, protecting the flue as well as the crown. Available in Stainless Steel, Black Galvanized, and Copper.
The Chimilator is an energy saving top sealing damper that includes a stainless steel animal/ rain cap. And a multiple setting handle. The Chimilator Deluxe comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY! Please call for pricing.
Professional Fireplace Installation Experts in Minneapolis
At 2nd Generation, we train and equip our technicians for any kind of fireplace installation. We install fireplace inserts, wood stoves, pellet stoves, masonry heaters, and traditional fireplaces. We also offer quality chimney sweeping services and repair services for your entire chimney system. We proudly serve all of the Twin Cities area. Give us a call today!