Smalling Masonry Loves Offering Quality Chimney & Fireplace Services to Greenwood

If you’re a Greenwood resident and the weather is ideal, then it’s time to go out and explore the area. Check out some local specialty gift shops, see what community events are going on, or visit one of many great parks, like Craig Park, Old City Park, Summerfield Park, or the great Independence Park.

Or, if you’re feeling like a homebody today, grab that new library book you just picked up, get a fire going in the fireplace, kick up your feet, and relax. Smalling Masonry is here to ensure your heating system – be it in a stove, fireplace, or insert – is always ready for use, so you can enjoy it whenever you’d like. Whether you’re in Greenwood or anywhere else in our service area, we’ve got your back.

Do You Have a Chimney Cap Installed?

Now, no matter what things you’re trying to combat to keep your chimney safer (water, debris, animals, etc.), a chimney cap can probably help with a number of them. We’ve got the lowdown on why these components are such a necessity.


  1. They keep animals out. Can you blame curious birds and woodland critters for wanting to get into your warm and sturdy chimney? It’s an ideal spot to set up a nest – that is, when smoke isn’t running through it. Keep wildlife out with a sturdy and reliable chimney cap.
  2. They block out rain and snow. Rain, snow, and really any type of moisture should never be allowed inside of your chimney flue. Chimney caps ensure all of those natural elements stay out, while still allowing your fireplace to vent in the process.
  3. They stop debris from clogging your flue. If your chimney is left open and vulnerable, it’s only a matter of time before leaves, twigs, grass, and other debris start to blow in and pile up. This then causes clogging and venting issues, which put your household at risk.
  4. They prevent downdrafts. Downdrafts are something to avoid for multiple reasons. For one, they affect your household’s interior temperatures (which can cause a spike in energy bills). In addition, they can bring in bad smells and make your indoor air more unhealthy to breathe in. Chimney caps block them for the long haul.
  5. They protect your roof. Did you know that chimney caps can also double as spark arrestors? That means they’ll stop any stray sparks from jumping up out of your flue and landing on anything flammable on your rooftop.
  6. They save you money. All in all, thanks to all the hazards and damages they prevent, chimney caps can provide some significant long-term savings over the years. And they’re super affordable up-front too – can’t beat that.

Consider an Outside Mount Chimney Cap

Now, having a chimney cap installed is clearly an essential, but what’s equally important is having the right chimney cap installed. Some flues need multi-flue caps or specialty caps in order for their system to get that quality protection. And trusting a pro is imperative for ensuring the most proper fit.

We typically recommend having an outside mount chimney cap installed, as these offer the highest level of protection – and, frankly, the biggest bang for your buck. They cover the whole chimney top, hanging slightly over the edge, to ensure all water is directed well away from the opening of your flue.

Need Additional Services?

No matter what your chimney or fireplace needs, we’ve the tools, training, and qualifications to help you out. When you work with us, rest assured you’ll get quality care from a team that takes your needs into account and promises to treat you with respect – in fact, we treat our customers like family.

Turn to us for any of the following:

  • Chimney Inspection & Sweeping
  • Masonry Repairs
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Fireplace Installation
  • Chimney Relining
  • Flashing Repairs & Replacement
  • Chimney Cap Installation
  • Concrete Crown Repair
  • Fireplace Insert Installation
  • Masonry Fireplace Installation
  • Manufactured Fireplace Installation
  • Gas Log Set Installation
  • Gas Log Servicing
  • Outdoor Fireplace Installation
  • Outdoor Fire Pit Installation
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Ready to Schedule? Ask About Our Maintenance Plans

If you’re ready to book an appointment with our techs, call 317-903-8121 or book your next appointment online now.

Or… if you want to take the stress and hassle out of remembering to schedule your maintenance every year, sign up for our maintenance plan! Once enrolled, we call you every year to get something set up, and we even offer discounts on our services. Reach out now for details.

We look forward to working with you soon!

Yes, our large service area includes our friendly neighbors in Meridian Hills. They count on our keeping chimney systems there in tip-top condition, year after year.