Problems Found in/with Old Chimneys.

Owning an older home can come with potential issues and problems with settling foundations, heating efficiency, and weakened framework are not uncommon, to name a few. Many of the issues with homes built before the 1950s is that there weren’t as many building...

All About Chimney Caps

Your chimney is, essentially, a passageway from inside of your home to the outside. This is necessary for letting hot air, smoke, and gases quickly exit your home. Although your chimney is essential to safe fireplace operation, it can also expose the inside of your...

Summertime care for your fireplace

A lot of people think that during the summer they can take a break from paying attention to chimney and fireplace maintenance. However, there are a lot of maintenance issues that can arise within your chimney system, even when your chimney is not in use. The Chimney...

Tuckpointing and Brick Replacement

Your chimney and fireplace were constructed to stand the test of time. However, constant exposure to heat, moisture, freezing temperatures, and wind are causing your masonry chimney and fireplace to deteriorate over time. When you have noticed that your bricks and...

Wet weather & your chimney

During the spring time, The Chimney Guy gets a lot of calls related to water issues. Among these issues is water leaking into the fireplace, water stains, rust, and odors. The combination of freezing winters followed by heavy spring rains is usually the culprit for a...

Proper Installation of Wood Inserts

If you own a masonry fireplace, you understand the value that it brings to your home. The warmth and ambiance it creates just can’t be beat. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to owning a masonry fireplace. The maintenance associated with a masonry fireplace,...

Snow melting and leaky flashing

Spring is here and that means warmer temperatures and lots of rain. It also means that any snow that winter left behind will quickly be melting. Water brings greenery and new life to the world around us. However, it is not good for you masonry chimney. If you have a...