Choosing the proper firewood

You love your wood-burning fireplace. It offers a cozy place for you and your family to gather around to share some laughter, fellowship, and maybe a few cups of hot cocoa. The ambiance that it creates in your home is second to none. If you love your fireplace, you...

Know The Risks Of Creosote Buildup

Wood burning heating appliances (e.g. wood-burning stoves and prefabricated fireplaces) have seen a resurgence in the home heating market for many reasons. Higher gas prices, “off-grid” living, and their ability to burn more efficiently are just some of the reasons....

Updating The Face Of Your Fireplace

Your fireplace serves as the backdrop for many of your family’s fondest memories. From family pictures to hanging stockings up for the holidays, your fireplace adds a cozy ambiance to any family event. In fact, the ambiance that a fireplace can bring to a home...

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...