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How to Use a Wood Burning Stove – An All-In-One Guide to Follow

With modern chimneys and gas fireplaces becoming a new normal during home renovation, wood-burning stoves are still the old-school type that are commonly installed within the existing open fireplaces. Such wood-made stoves help to increase the efficiency of burning the wood – making your place cozier and warmer for winter.  Whether you keep it in Read more

All You Need to Know About Types of Gas Fireplaces in Maryland

Gas fireplaces are one of the most aesthetic corners of our homes offering warmth and glow of natural flames—without any mess of wood and left-over ashes. Gas fireplaces became popular in Pasadena, MD, somewhere in the 1950s but in recent years, their popularity has skyrocketed as they are a convenient option as compared to wood-burning Read more

How to Update a 1970s Stone Fireplace – An Ultimate Guide to Modern Fireplace

The magical aura of retro and bellbottoms, the rise of disco, the growing number of scented candles restaurants, and lava lamps in homes – yes, you guessed it right, all these signs indicate the era of the 1970s. The 1970s were the years of fantastic styles in everything, literally everything. From fashion to home, decor, Read more

What to Know When Considering a Backyard Fire Pit

For lighting up the nights and enjoying camaraderie while not in fireplace season, a backyard fire pit is worth considering. Outdoor living has finally caught on throughout the nation, and a simple fire pit may be all that is required to draw your family and friends to the great outdoors. The following are considerations for Read more

You Need a Chimney Cap Even if You Don’t Use the Fireplace

The chimney is an integral part of the home, and it will continue to require routine maintenance and repairs even if you don’t use the fireplace. Moisture, particularly from rain and snow, can cause extensive damage to not only the chimney but to the home as well. A chimney cap is an inexpensive protective cover Read more

Signs Your Chimney or Fireplace Needs Servicing

In a perfect world, your chimney needs to be cleaned and serviced once a year.  Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world.  In the here and now, most homeowners take an ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ attitude toward their chimney and fireplace. Understandably, there are more important activities to attend to.   So, Read more

Reasons To Install A Fireplace

With its warm and inviting atmosphere, there is nothing like relaxing next to the glowing flames of a crackling fire in the fireplace as a fresh scent fills the air. Fireplaces offer a lot of benefits in improving your home. Aside from providing a source of heat, they also add value when you plan to Read more

Why Ice Dams are Dangerous for Your Chimney

Chimneys are subject to being seriously damaged during harsh winter conditions, and ice dams are among the causes. Evidence of an ice dam typically comes in the form of icicles hanging from your eaves. When you see icicles, it is important to have your roof and chimney inspected to look for signs of ice dams, Read more

How to Address Your Leaky Chimney This Winter Season

With an average of 5.7 inches of precipitation and freezing conditions expected along the Atlantic Corridor, winter is a rough time of year for masonry chimneys. Winter precipitation is especially troublesome for chimneys. The constant freezing and thawing throughout the winter season can cause masonry cracks that allow moisture to leak inside the flue. It Read more

The Effects of Cold Weather on Your Chimney

Chimneys may appear sturdy and self-sufficient on snow-packed days, but they are vulnerable to the effects of cold weather. Snow and harsh temperatures can wreak all kinds of havoc on chimney exteriors. Such weather can also affect the chimney draft and the ability to enjoy crackling winter fires. Below, learn some of the effects of Read more