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...

The Correct Method of Burning Wood

There are right and wrong ways to do many things. Washing your car with rocks? Probably not a good idea. Opening a window by throwing a rock through it? You might cool off pretty quickly, but closing it back up will take more time. Reading a book with the lights off?...

Schedule Your Chimney Sweeping Before Fall

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, your thoughts turn towards fall activities. Sending the kids back to school, getting out your jackets and sweaters, giving the house a good cleaning, having friends over to eat chili and watch football – all of these things...

Wood Burning Stoves

Are you looking to save money by installing an alternate heating source to your home? If so, look no farther than a wood stove! Even if you’ve had experience with wood stoves in the past, you may be thinking that they aren’t really that efficient or effective at...

Chimney Relining

A chimney seems like such a simple structure, and the purpose seems clear. It serves to get the smoke from the fire in the fireplace up and out of your house. Simple, right? However, did you know that your chimney actually has many parts? The dampers, the flue, the...

Repair Your Chimney Crown

If you have a working fireplace in your home, you know the enjoyment of sitting in front of a warm, crackling blaze – relaxing after a hard day’s work. However, think about the structure of your chimney. How much do you really know? It’s pretty obvious that the...