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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

Why You Shouldn’t Settle for a Builder-Grade Fireplace

Building a new home can feel like stepping into quicksand and you get in deeper practically every time you take a breath. This feeling of being overwhelmed is, no doubt, why so many houses everywhere are built with a builder-grade fireplace. It’s one less decision to make and it helps to cut costs. Unfortunately, a Read more

8 Chimney Basics Every Homeowner Should Know

The chimney may appear to be a simple structure, but it is comprised of several components that are designed to work in unison. Together, these parts of the chimney contain the heat and vent the smoke and fumes while you sit back and enjoy the warmth of a wood-burning fireplace. We’ll help you to get Read more

Places You Never Thought of Putting a Fireplace But Should

A fireplace is often the best feature in a house, but why should it be limited to the main living are? Because modern, factory-made fireplaces can be placed within inches of combustible materials, they are safe to install in virtually any room of your home. When you consider the creative possibilities for fireplaces, it can Read more

Chimney Brick Damage and Tips to Prevent It

Chimneys can seem like sturdy structures, but have you ever seen one that looks like it’s tottering? Exterior chimneys are subject to all kinds of harsh conditions, and moisture can cause the greatest amount of damage. Homeowners often neglect chimney maintenance, and the result can be decaying bricks in danger of collapsing. Chimney brick damage Read more

Choosing a Gas Fireplace for your Home

With more homeowners seeking greener and cleaner-burning alternative heating solutions, gas fireplaces are a popular choice. Gas fireplaces burn clean, offer continuous heat, and are easier to clean and maintain. They are also a lot easier to operate. But how do you choose the right gas fireplace for your home? Here are a few tips Read more

Should I Reline and Insulate My Chimney?

Many older homes were built before modern building codes required chimney liners. Peeking inside an unlined flue of an early 1900’s home and you will probably notice burn marks, cracks and other damages indicative of one or more chimney fires. Today, most building codes require chimney liners. But they don’t last forever, and the liner Read more