Warmer weather is coming, and most homeowners won’t use their fireplaces and chimneys in the spring and summer. So, why should you have to worry about the condition of your chimney now? If not, you might be stuck with problems… Read More
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Why Should You Get Your Chimney Capped?
If you have a chimney, the chimney cap is important for keeping it safe. A chimney cap is an addition, usually made of metal or clay, installed on the top of the chimney. It protects the chimney, especially the flue,… Read More
Preparing for a Chimney Sweep Appointment
When a chimney sweep is visiting your home for a chimney cleaning or chimney inspection appointment, it’s a good idea to properly set your expectations. While they will do their best to keep the area they are working in tidy,… Read More
3 Reasons to Install a Chimney Cap
Some homeowners wonder if a chimney cap is really necessary. It isn’t hard to find a chimney without one. You might wonder why so many chimneys don’t have one if they are so important. You don’t see a cap on… Read More
The Importance of Chimney Flashing
You may have heard that flashing is an important part of a chimney but you might not know what it actually does. It’s an essential piece of your chimney that helps protect it from moisture or leaks that could otherwise… Read More
Fixing a Smoking Fireplace
A typical complaint homeowners make about their fireplaces is that the smoke doesn’t travel up the chimney as it should. Instead, they find that the smoke goes into their home. Fortunately, chimney professionals know how to fix a smoking fireplace… Read More
Why is My Chimney Blocked?
A chimney is an important part of any home — especially during the winter when homeowners use the fireplace a lot more frequently. Chimneys typically can get blocked during the colder months — but the blockages occur for various reasons…. Read More
Which Cap Is Best for My Chimney?
A chimney cap might seem like a minor part of your chimney, but it is critical to keep moisture and wildlife out and ensure the security of your chimney. By installing a chimney cap and investing in an annual chimney… Read More
The Dangers of a Cracked Chimney Liner
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to ignore their cracked chimney liner. After all, some think its impact will be limited to the liner itself and won’t affect the rest of your chimney, fireplace, or home. The cold, hard truth? A… Read More
Preparing Your Chimney for Winter
Winter is right around the corner. The season’s colder weather has already made a handful of appearances, encouraging many to indulge in warm fires in the fireplace on those cold fall evenings. If you’re in this category, hopefully, you’ve already… Read More