Catalytic vs. Non-Catalytic Wood Stoves

Sometimes you just need a change. Sometimes changing the furniture around can make a big difference, or maybe even just rearranging the pictures on your walls. Painting your walls can add a bright, clean look to any room. Maybe you need new flooring, whether that’s...

Avoiding a Chimney Fire

Now that winter is here in full force, you can reassume your favorite winter activities! The thrillseekers resume ski, snowboard, or snowshoe on the mountain. Sometimes it’s even fun to just get out and make a snowman, some snow angels, or have a friendly snowball...

Correcting Chimney Draft Issues

For a fireplace owner, there are so many things to keep in mind when it comes to safely and efficiently maintaining your fireplace and chimney. You want to make sure that your chimney is safe to use and doesn’t have an excessive creosote buildup. It’s important that...

A Clean Chimney for the Holidays

The year has flown by so quickly and it’s time to start to think about the holiday season! Turkey, homemade stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole! Mashed potatoes and gravy, of course, and homemade rolls. Just thinking about it brings back sweet memories of...

Fall Gas Fireplace Maintenance

What kind of fireplace do you have in your home? Is it a traditional wood burning fireplace, one that you need to go out and chop and dry wood or purchase wood to build up a roaring fire? Or have you replaced this with the convenience of a gas fireplace that lights...

Masonry Chimney Construction and Operation

You’ve decided that you want to add a fireplace and chimney to your home – or you already have a chimney and know it’s in such a state of disrepair that you’ll need to just start from the top and do a complete rebuild. It seems like this would be a pretty...

The Importance of Chimney Flashing

Is your chimney leaking? There are several things that could be causing this, such as structural damage to your chimney or a broken chimney cap. Probably the most common problem that causes chimney leaks is broken, worn out, or incorrectly installed flashing. What is...