chimney cap

Why Do You Need a Chimney Cap?

Your chimney is built using different components to help it function correctly and efficiently. While a chimney seems like a simple structure, leaving small elements out, such as a chimney cap, can result in several disadvantages. Before you decide to forego your chimney cap, keep the following considerations in mind: ... Read More »
summer chimney problems

Summer Chimney Problems: What to Look For

In summer as much as in winter, chimneys should not be ignored because a lot can go wrong. Chimneys are highly vulnerable to moisture, and many other potential problems can occur. Summer is really the best time to call about chimney problems because you will beat the extremely busy fall scheduling! Just to help you know what ... Read More »
moisture in your chimney

4 Dangers of Moisture In Your Chimney

Spring showers might be wonderful for flowers in bloom, but it can forecast gloom for your chimney. In fact, having moisture in your chimney is a major danger sign for an array of issues. These are some of the most common dangers that you’ll find when moisture is lurking inside ... Read More »
painting your chimney

How to Freshen up the Look of Your Fireplace

Spring is here and you might be looking for ways to overhaul your home. The fireplace serves as a focal point in any home, whether you’re living in a historic Victorian home with multiple fireplaces or a Cape Cod with a single living room fireplace. The fireplace can set the ... Read More »
4 Common Signs that Your Chimney Needs Repairing

4 Common Signs that Your Chimney Needs Repairing

After a cold and long winter, you might be pondering the home improvements that need addressing this season. It’s easy to overlook your chimney, but writing it off of your home maintenance checklist can lead to major costly problems. These are the 4 signs that your chimney is in need ... Read More »
chimney inspection

How Does Winter Weather Affect Your Chimney?

As we begin to experience milder temperatures around Boston, you might be relieved to finally open some windows and enjoy the fresh air. However, your chimney just went through a lot during the winter season and you might not realize how it impacts structure or performance. Here is what you ... Read More »
chimney sweep

What Does a Chimney Sweep Do?

Chimney sweeping is one of the oldest professions here in Massachusetts. It was once one of the most difficult and hazardous jobs, although modern technologies have made the process much more efficient and safer---but no less dirty. In fact, chimney sweeping was featured on the show Dirty Jobs on Discovery ... Read More »
leaking chimney

Can Leaking Problems Be Something Other Than Weather Related? The Answer Is Yes!

Leaky chimney got you down? We hear you. A very common complaint we're receiving this winter is those regarding leaky chimneys. But how can that be? Everything's frozen! Or is it...?? Often, we assume that our pesky leaking issue is due to poor masonry, heavy rains, and/or roof problems. This is not always ... Read More »
It’s Cold Now! Are You Losing Heat From Your Chimney?

It’s Cold Now! Are You Losing Heat From Your Chimney?

It’s cold and we need our fireplaces to work efficiently now more than ever! If you feel cold air entering the room from the fireplace, there are options. Whether it's a simple fix, or an opportunity to make those fireplace upgrades you've been thinking about, we can help guide you ... Read More »
winter maintenance

Winter Building Maintenance

Basements and attics are bad environments for foundations, support columns, and chimneys: Any exposed masonry in basements and attics tend to decay faster than any other area, including the outdoors. With them being out of sight out of mind you probably don’t even know it! The reason is due to ... Read More »
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