prepare for first fire of season

How to Prepare for the First Fire of the Season

Cold temperatures are here and you might be thinking about lighting your first fire in the fireplace. Before you put some fresh firewood in your fireplace, we advise that you take time to prepare your chimney and even the wood. This can help prevent dangerous situations arising. Step 1: Get ... Read More »
Avoid Chimney Fires and More with a Camera Chimney Inspection

Avoid Chimney Fires and More with a Camera Chimney Inspection

It’s that time of year when homeowners start calling in about chimney inspections. With visions of a warm and cozy fire in your fireplace this fall and winter, a chimney inspection is exceptionally important. When it comes to chimney inspection technologies, a camera is one of the best choices for ... Read More »
fire prevention

Fire Safety Checklist for Homeowners for Fire Safety Month

According to the National Fire Protection Association, seven people die every day from home fires - taking more lives each year than all other natural disasters in the U.S. Fire Prevention Month helps educate families about the dangers of fires, how easy it can be for fires to start, and ... Read More »

New Product: Fix Chimney Leaks in a Flash with FlashSeal

You might love the sound of soothing rain, but the drip drip drip sound isn’t so soothing when it’s coming from your chimney. Unfortunately, the metal flashing around your chimney is prone to leaks. These leaks can lead to major issues such as structural damage to the roof and chimney ... Read More »
best firewood for burning

Best Woods For Firewood? Let’s Discuss!

There's nothing like Fall in New England.  The beautiful colors of turning leaves and crisp cool nights by the fireplace.  Whether it's gathering around with friends or family or finding some quiet time to read, fireplaces are used as a meeting spot to unwind. There are two things you'll need ... Read More »
fireplace in sitting room

5 Fireplace Designs that Add Spark to Your Living Space

A fireplace serves as a focal point in your living room. Even fireplaces that are placed in areas such as bedrooms bring a big statement to the space. These fireplace transformations are surprisingly easy to do for a DIY project. You can find the items that you need at major ... Read More »
chimney sweep

Here’s Why Now is Prime Chimney Sweep Time!

Time to get ready for Fall! We hope you have enjoyed the summer and the beautiful weather we are having now! According to virtually every fire-safety agency in the United States, chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces need to be professionally inspected and cleaned, if necessary, on an annual basis. This ... Read More »
chimney rebuilding

Chimney Rebuilding vs. Re-Pointing: What’s the Difference?

Whether your chimney is crumbling from moisture damage or old age, it’s a significant problem that must be addressed. Two solutions to a damaged and crumbling chimney are repointing and rebuilding. Chimney masonry services can bring your chimney back into tip-top shape and save you from major headaches down the ... Read More »
chimney inspection

What is a Chimney Crown?

A chimney is built using numerous components, ensuring proper function and even beauty. One important piece of the chimney is the crown. The crown is a slab that covers the top of your chimney made from materials ranging from metal to stone or concrete. This is what you should know ... Read More »
painting your chimney

The Repercussions of Painting Your Chimney

Whether you were inspired by HGTV or you simply wanted a fresh look for your home, you may have painted your brick chimney at one point or another. While painting your chimney is a decorative upgrade to bring new personality to your curb appeal, the truth is that it can ... Read More »
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