masonry repairs before the cold sets in

Winter is almost here, and soon it will be time to cozy up around the fireplace with family and friends. However, if your fireplace and chimney is cracking, chipping, or crumbling, your fireplace may not be ready to operate. If your chimney or fireplace has masonry...

Annual Service to Avoid Chimney Fires

It’s getting cooler out and soon it will be time for enjoying the warmth of a fire after a long day in the cold. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that your fireplace and chimney need an annual inspection even though annual inspections are vital to your chimney’s health...

We Repair and Build Custom Chimney Crowns!

Moisture can wreak havoc on your chimney. Issues caused by moisture include cracked bricks, crumbling mortar, masonry stains, and unpleasant smells, just to name a few. Luckily, there are mechanisms built into your chimney system designed to prevent water from causing...

Water and your Masonry Chimney

Your masonry chimney is a wonderful piece of construction and may seem indestructible. However, even the most expertly constructed chimney can start to deteriorate if it is not properly maintained. This is especially true when it comes to the effects of water on your...

Downdrafts With Odor

You put a lot of time, effort, and money into making your home as energy efficient as possible. However, an excessively sealed home leads to an annoying issue with your fireplace. Downdrafts bring outside air into your home through your chimney. This can cause issues...

Leaky Chimneys

Have you noticed water dripping down into your fireplace? Are there unsightly stains on your masonry? Are there unpleasant musty smells coming from your fireplace? All of these issues are related to water leaking into your chimney. The sights and smells associated...

All about chimney swifts

You may only think of your chimney as a brick ventilation pipe for the fireplace. However, chimney swifts find them to be the perfect place for them to start a family. At The Chimney Guy, we want to help you better understand chimney swifts and why they nest in your...