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Is Your Chimney’s Crown Cracked or Damaged?

There are components that every chimney system has to ensure it functions as intended. Those include the visually obvious brick and mortar, the not so easy to see flue, the functionally important damper, the firebox, the cap at the top, and the crown. Each plays a specific role; if damaged or missing, it can cause... Read more

Chimney Repairs To Make Before Winter

Summer is the time for vacations, spending more time outdoors, and relaxing. However, it’s also an excellent time to catch up on household maintenance and repairs before winter arrives, particularly chimney repairs. Let’s look at the most common chimney repairs to make before lighting that first fire of the cold season. Waterproofing or Replacing The... Read more

Get Your Chimney Crown Repaired

People who use their chimney and fireplace every winter rarely think about the components that make up this heating system until there’s a problem. And while you probably see your fireplace and chimney every day, you may overlook minor performance and safety issues. One area of concern is the chimney crown. Like the other masonry... Read more

Top Tips to Prepare Your Chimney For Fall

As summer draws to a close, many people prepare for those upcoming chilly evenings where they can snuggle up to a roaring fire. But, before you light your first fire of the season, it’s wise to get your fireplace and chimney ready for the rough winter ahead. This post delves into the top tips to... Read more

How to Repair a Brick Chimney

Your chimney serves a vital function within your fireplace system: it keeps your family safe by venting dangerous gases outside of your home. So, what happens if there is a significant issue with it? Today, we’re going to look at how to repair a brick chimney once you’ve identified that a problem exists. Repairing your... Read more

Benefits of Wood Burning Fireplaces

With so many home heating options available, why do many people prefer a wood-burning fireplace over gas, pellet stove, or other method? In this post, we look at the benefits to burning wood as opposed to other fuel sources. It’s Inexpensive to Operate Many homeowners opt for gas fireplaces over wood because they’ve been told... Read more

What To Do If Lightning Strikes Your Chimney

Your fireplace’s chimney is most likely the high point of your house. The highest point in an area is where lightning will usually strike. That means your chimney is at risk from a bolt of lightning doing extensive damage. And the damage a lightning strike can do is substantial. A single lightning bolt has the... Read more

Preparing Your Fireplace During the Summer

It’s summer, which means warm temperatures and lots of time spent outside; it also means that you won’t use your fireplace until the chilly nights return in Autumn. So how do you prepare your fireplace for use in the summer? Here are some helpful tips that will keep your fireplace in good shape until you’re... Read more

Should I Close My Fireplace For the Summer?

Summer is here and it’s time to kick back and relax by taking vacations, getting out into nature, or simply enjoying life in the backyard. Since your fireplace doesn’t get used during summer, you may wonder if you should close it for the summer. In this post, we’ll answer that question and give tips on... Read more

101: The Basic Components

Your chimney is an essential component to a healthy and efficient fireplace that requires yearly inspection, maintenance, and cleaning to keep it running efficiently and safely. However, if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t give it much thought until there’s a problem. However, familiarizing yourself with the basic parts of your chimney and their function... Read more