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Masonry Contractor in Ovilla, TX 75154
Experienced Masonry Contractors in Ovilla, TX Offer More Than Two Decades of Excellence
When it comes to masonry, one thing is clear; you should hire professional masonry contractors. A local handyman may perform good work but that work may not be up to code. Hiring reputable masonry contractors for chimney inspections, cleaning, repairs, custom fabrications, and installations is highly recommended.
A local team of masonry contractors has been impressing your neighbors in Dallas County for more than 23 years. This team of experts offers services for chimneys, fireplaces, and more. That means if you have a fireplace or chimney that needs repairs or cleaning, or you need a new fireplace, Masters Services is the company to call.
What are Masonry Contractors?
As you may or may not know, a chimney is constructed of a variety of masonry and metal materials. This typically includes brick, mortar, concrete, stone, iron, and steel. Masonry materials take a pounding from temperature changes and patterns including extreme hot and cold temperatures, heavy winds, and direct contact with sometimes overwhelming amounts of water. Weather can damage flue linings, loosen masonry materials and cause obstructions that are not good for your chimney and fireplace.
Masonry contractors like Masters Services, offer protection, repairs, and rebuilds. Regular maintenance of your chimney is critical to prevent major damage, deterioration, and repairs that can be very expensive.
What Types of Services Does Masters Services Handle in Dallas County?
Masters Services takes pride in the Ovilla, TX community and their mission is to provide premium chimney, masonry and fireplace services, as well as wildlife removal, air duct and vent cleaning. Their premium chimney caps and glass fireplace doors are custom made. Their chimney repair jobs regularly exceed a client’s expectations.
The Masters Services team services in Ovilla, TX include:
- Chimney waterproofing
- Chimney cap repairs, replacements, and fabrications
- Chimney dampers
- Mortar crowns
- Brick repair
- Chimney flashing
- Chimney cleaning and inspection
- Custom fireplace doors
- Wildlife removal
- Air duct cleaning
- Dryer vent cleaning
Masonry chimneys are constructed of a combination of masonry and metal materials. With most masonry materials, direct and constant contact with water can cause an adverse reaction on a chimney. Regular maintenance of a chimney is recommended to prevent damage, deterioration, and costly repairs. Waterproofing service can aid in the reduction of chimney leaks and deterioration.
Chimney Cap Repairs and Chimney Cap Fabrications
A chimney cap protects your chimney masonry from damage and keeps wildlife out. A full-coverage chimney cap keeps out the rainwater that erodes the chimney structure and components. Masters Services fabricates their very own chimney cap. These chimney caps carry a limited lifetime warranty and are made from a 24 gauge flat sheet of metal and each features an animal-proofed screen. Full coverage means that these chimney caps cover the entire chimney top and the first row of brick. This helps reduce the need for chimney repairs.
A chimney damper is installed on the top of the flue and features a chain coming down into the firebox. Top sealing dampers seal out any rain blowing into the chimney cap. More importantly, top dampers seal in the hot or cold air escaping from the HVAC system as well as keeping the outside heat or cold from entering a home. Combined with a full coverage chimney cap makes your chimney ready for all types of weather in Dallas County.
A chimney should be solid on top with a bed of smooth mortar holding the chimney top together. A coating can be applied to seal the mortar crown and once sealed, the chimney top should never deteriorate or leak.
Repairing a chimney crack is called tuckpointing. This involves drilling out any cracks and filling them in with as close as possible matching aged mortar. A good job means that the eye cannot see that a repair was made on a chimney. Oftentimes, tuckpointing the entire chimney is necessary to stop a chimney from leaking.
Chimney flashing is the seal that prevents moisture from entering your home at the point where a chimney meets the roof. Flashing should be secured to the chimney and not bowing out. It should be free from rust or holes. Correctly applied to flash creates a bond that forms a tight seal from moisture entering the roof, attic, or walls and thereby, avoiding any potential future water leak requiring chimney repairs.
Custom Made Fireplace Doors are an Amazing Alternative to the Standard Variety
The job of a fireplace door is to provide safety from fireplace sparks and flames, in addition to keeping warm air inside while minimizing drafts. Well, Masters Services found a way to combine that functionality and craftsmanship with stylish elegance in their own unique fabrication. You see, the Masters Services steel and tempered glass panels are interchangeable. Unlike anything sold today, these door panels can be switched out for a new design as often as a homeowner would like. In addition, these doors can be made to fit almost any fireplace opening including masonry and prefabricated firebox fronts.
Masters Services also sells realistic and best burning gas logs on the market to provide a safe, beautiful fire in your home in Ovilla, TX.
Masters Services Provides Additional Important Services to Keep a Home Safe
Masters Services performs dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning, important services necessary for every residential and commercial location in Ovilla, TX. A dryer vent cleaning can help eliminate fire hazards and improve drying time, thereby saving on energy costs.
Why is air duct cleaning important? There can be a ton of dirt hiding in your air ducts, buildup from daily HVAC use. A thorough air duct cleaning helps keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently and blowing fresher air. Air ducts continually circulate dust, dirt, animal dander and hair, pollen, pathogens, and more. Masters Services recommends cleaning dryer vents and air ducts annually so you can breathe cleaner air inside of your Dallas County home.
Now is an Ideal Time to Schedule Your Expert Masonry and Chimney Repair Services
Do you need chimney masonry repair, chimney cleaning, dryer vent cleaning or air duct cleaning service in Dallas County? Masters Services is a team of professional masonry contractors who can help. For more than 23 years, Masters Services has been handling masonry Ovilla and is standing by to take care of all of your chimney repair and chimney cleaning requirements.
To schedule masonry repair, chimney camera inspection, chimney sweep, wildlife removal or dryer vent or air duct cleaning, call 972-877-4650 or visit https://mastersservices.com/ today. The compassionate Masters Services team will be happy to answer any and all questions you have about masonry services in addition to helping you order custom fireplace doors, a fabricated chimney cap, or fireplace logs in Dallas County.
Some information about Ovilla, TX
Ovilla is a city in Dallas and Ellis Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,492 at the 2010 census.
Ovilla, on upper Red Oak Creek in northern Ellis County, is the oldest town in the county. It began in 1844 as a fortified settlement known as McNamara’s to repel Indian incursions. James McNamara arrived in 1843 with his new wife, Joanna (Hale) McNamara as the first Peters Colony settlers of this area for which they received 640 acres that made up the beginning of the locale that was later to be called ‘Shiloh’ for a nearby creek and a newly formed church. The McNamaras arrived with other Peters colonists: the Billingsleys; Mrs. McNamara’s family, the McCommas’s; and James Sterrett (Mrs. McNamara’s brother-in-law, who established Sterrett, Texas). The marriage of James Sterrett to Clarinda (Hale) Squires of 7 Jul 1844 was the first marriage to be performed here within the future boundaries of Ellis County, which was still within old Robertson County at the time. James McNamara served as sergeant in Smith’s Company of Texas Mounted Volunteers during the War with Mexico in 1846-1847 along with his brother-in-law, James Sterrett. The little village grew as other Peters Colony settlers arrived in the area to attend brush arbor meetings of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which was started by Rev. Finis E. King in 1847. James McNamara died in New Orleans 5 May 1852, and his widow liquified his assets and left Texas for the gold fields in Tuolumne County, California, with all of her remaining maternal family members.
The church met in a brush arbor until 1853, when a log cabin, which served as both church and schoolhouse, was built. A frame church building was finished in 1872; in 1984, about 190 members still met in the structure, which had been enlarged and remodeled. The church was instrumental in moving Trinity University to Waxahachie in 1902 and in establishing a girls’ school in the nearby town of Milford.
Although Ovilla was a thriving farming community by the 1850s, it remained unnamed. Mrs. M. M. Molloy, wife of Rev. D. G. Molloy, formed the name from the Spanish word villa. Ovilla continued to grow, and by the early 1900s, had a post office, a bank, a cotton gin, a pharmacy, a blacksmith shop, and several dry-goods stores. Its post office closed in 1906. Fires in 1918 and 1926 destroyed most of the downtown buildings, and this destruction, together with the fact that Ovilla was bypassed by railroads and major highways, led to a decline in growth.
Directions from Ovilla, TX to Masters Services
Here are some masonry-related associations:
- The International Masonry Institute
- Mason Contractors Association of America
- The Masonry Institute
- The Masonry Society
- National Concrete Masonry Association