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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

Can Chimneys Get Repaired in Winter?

Your chimney will need repairs from time to time due to age and normal wear and tear. It should also have an annual chimney inspection to determine if any repairs are necessary so a certified chimney technician can fix them before the winter season.  According to masonry experts, the best time for chimney repairs is Read more

Is There a Problem in My Fireplace Smoke Chamber?

The smoke chamber is a narrow passageway situated just above the throat damper at the bottom of the flue. Its cone-shaped design helps push the smoke and gases from the fire in the firebox up the flue to exit the chimney. The smoke shelf sits inside this chamber that aids in preventing the smoke and Read more

All the Basics on Gas Heating Stoves & Maintenance

Gas heating stoves come in stunning varieties and have high efficiency and easy maintenance that can boost your enjoyment of winter. There are several benefits of gas heating stoves that have made these heating appliances highly popular. The more you know about gas heating stoves, the greater the likelihood that you will want to at Read more