Chimney Repairs in Portland: FAQs and Who to Call to Get the Job Done Right

Here at American Chimney & Masonry, whether you’re in the market for chimney repairs or rebuilds, we can confidently say, “We’ve got your back.”

Our team of masons is expertly trained to provide the most beautiful and durable chimney repairs and constructions possible. 

Plus, you’ll receive top-notch customer care!

Your One-Stop Shop for Chimney Repairs in Portland

Chimney Repair Services

If it has to do with masonry, we can take care of it for you!

Our reputation has made us the most respected company for chimney repairs in Portland. 

Our CSIA-certified technicians specialize in all things chimneys, including … 

  • Masonry new construction
  • Tuckpointing
  • Crown restoration & construction
  • Fireplace refacing & updating
  • Smoke chamber parging

Masonry New Construction

When it comes to masonry, a job well done can leave you enjoying your new fireplace and chimney for decades. 

On the other side of the coin, a poorly constructed system can leave you with an inefficient, dangerous, and even unsightly fireplace and chimney. 

Good masonry work requires a combination of … 

  • Skill
  • Experience
  • Focus: and of course
  • High-quality materials 

And that’s just what you’ll get with American Chimney & Masonry. 

Don’t leave this job to the amateurs – make an investment you’ll enjoy for a lifetime.


If your mortar and joints look a bit worn, our Portland chimney repair technicians can give them a bit of a refresher. 

Always taking into consideration the age of your home and the original materials used, our technicians will carefully remove damaged mortar and replace it with fresh materials. 

Plus, with our skills and expert tools, you won’t have to worry about sloppy-looking patchwork. 

Crown Restoration & Construction

When built and designed properly, the crown is built to be resilient and durable, but it still sometimes needs a little help. 

When that’s the case with your crown, we can:

  • Make the needed repairs
  • Reconstruct it, if necessary; and even 
  • Waterproof it to prevent future problems

Fireplace Refacing & Updating

Are you tired of your fireplace bringing down the look of your home? 

Even if you’re not in the market for a full chimney rebuild, the chimney repair technicians at American Chimney & Fireplace can discuss the many options for updating or refacing your hearth. 

From new doors to new mantles, we can help give your fireplace that makeover you’ve been wanting — while still staying within your budget.

Smoke Chamber Parging

Even if your fireplace and chimney look great now, if they aren’t designed for optimal performance, they won’t always look that way. 

Having your smoke chamber parged smooth can increase efficiency and keep byproducts and heat from spending excess time in your chimney system.

Whatever the job, the masons at American Chimney & Masonry can do it! 

To schedule an appointment or find out more, please call 503-644-0393 or click here!

As part of our extensive chimney services, we can repair chimney leaks to keep you and your family safe and dry.

We’re a Trusted Chimney Repair Company in Portland — But You Don’t Have to Take Our Word for It

Mike Alfoni

Local Guide • 11 reviews • 3 photos

a month ago

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Recommended. American Chimney and Masonry were professional, communicated well on scheduling, and our inspector Dennis was both knowledgable and helpful.

The inspection report was detailed and clear, and he did a great job of walking us through what the most vs. least urgent repairs and options were. Felt like a real service and not a sales call, which we appreciate – we’ll be using them for the repairs next for sure.

Services: Chimney inspectionsChimney repair & restoration

Alyssa N

Local Guide • 14 reviews

6 months ago

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I used American Chimney for an inspection and wow, Shawn did such a great job! Very professional and thorough. Provided great solutions to issues found and explained everything so I can understand what options I have for repairs. I will be using this company again for sure.

Brian Smith

Local Guide •1 review

11 months ago

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

Shawn provided an inspection and then came back a few weeks later to add a missing vent for our water heater. In both the inspection and the installation, he was punctual, thorough, efficient, and a good communicator. We’ve had a variety of service professionals out to the house we just purchased, and so far I have enjoyed and trusted working with Shawn the most.

Services: Chimney inspections, Chimney repair & restoration

byron weiker

Local Guide • 2 reviews

7 months ago

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Shawn from American chimney and masonry stopped by my house today and did an excellent job inspecting my fireplace. I was concerned they would give me an estimate for repair that was unclear and not a guaranteed fix. But he gave me several options on which routes may be best for me and what the results would be with clear professional knowledge. Very fair price for the time that was taken I would recommend them for sure over searching Craigslist or any similar avenue that I originally attempted.

Service: Chimney repair & restoration

mark giddens

Local Guide • 1 review

a year ago

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I have worked with American Chimney and Masonry twice now. Once to repair my chimney and the other to install a gas fireplace. On both occasions they did fantastic professional work. Other local companies gave me highball quotes to demolish and rebuild the chimney completely. Because of this American Chimney was less expensive as they found that the full demo was not necessary. They did quality work, were always on time and I am very satisfied. Steve, the GM is very professional and ensures that his workers are licensed and certified and everyone that I’ve interacted with is very professional. Dennis did an excellent job with the Gas furnace. I’m glad that I have had the experience of working with them. They are an A+ outfit in my book.

Services: Chimney cleaning, Fireplace installations, Chimney inspections, Chimney repair & restoration, Rain cap installation, Masonry cleaning

Tim Hurita

Local Guide • 3 reviews

a year ago

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Mack and Travis did an amazing job repairing my chimney. It not only looks 1000% better, it’s a work of art that really adds to the look of my home! Everyone that I worked with at American Chimney & Masonry including Julie at the office, was friendly, professional, and maintained good communication throughout the entire project. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company to others!

Service Area for Chimney Repairs in Portland

Our Portland chimney sweep technicians provide the best in … 

in Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding metro. 

From NE Portland down to SE Portland, Tualatin and Oregon City in the south; from Pleasant Valley in the east to Beaverton and Sherwood in the west — when it comes to your chimney, fireplace, and vents. We hope you’ll call American Chimney & Masonry! 

We are the most trusted company for chimney repairs in Portland!

Chimney Repairs FAQs

How Much Does It Cost to Get My Chimney Repaired?

he cost for chimney repairs in Portland will vary, depending on a couple of factors, including:

  • The type of chimney you have; and
  • The type of repairs you need

Want to find out more about pricing for your specific situation?

Fill out an appointment request form to meet with one of our chimney experts.

What Are Some Common Chimney Repairs?

While any component of your chimney may require repair, two of the more common issue are:

  • Damage to the chimney crown or flashing: Chimneys are “crowned” with concrete that bridges the gap between the flue lining and bricks. Flashing is a material that lines the base of your chimney and joins it to the roof. 

If either the of these becomes damaged through …

  • Crumbling
  • Cracking; or
  • Rusting

… you’ll wind up with a leaky chimney. Unless, of course, you get the problem fixed.

  • Damage to the lining of the flue: Your chimney is only as good as its flu. But if your flu becomes compromised due to soot accumulation or improper construction, you could be in for big problems.

Keeping your flue in top condition … 

  • Safeguards against chimney fires; and 
  • Prevents carbon monoxide seepage during the winter months, when your house is sealed up tight

What Causes Chimney Leaks?

Chimney leaks can be caused by a variety of things, but here are the two main culprits: 

  • Leaking flashing. If your flashing becomes damaged or loose, it can leak — allowing moisture to run inside the seams of your roof. 
  • Improper waterproofing. Your chimney is exposed to the elements and if it’s not waterproofed just right, leaking can easily occur. 

Portland Chimney Repair – Service Area

Located right here in Oregon, our Portland chimney sweep technicians provide the best in chimney repair, fireplace installation and dryer vent care in the Greater Portland-Metro area. From NE Portland down to SE Portland, Tualatin and Oregon City in the south, from Pleasant Valley in the east to Beaverton and Sherwood in the west – when it comes to your chimney, fireplace and vents, we hope you’ll call American Chimney & Masonry! We are the most trusted Portland Chimney Repair company!

Ready To Make A Chimney Sweep Appointment? Look No Further than American Chimney and Masonry

To schedule an appointment with one of our expert chimney repair technicians, please call 503-644-0393 or fill out our appointment request form.

With over 19,000 satisfied customers since 1989, we are ready for more! 

We look forward to visiting with you soon about your fireplace and chimney sweep needs.

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