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Chimney Cap vs. Top Sealing Dampers

Some folks wonder what the difference between a chimney cover (also called a chimney cap) and a top sealing damper is. First, let’s make it clear in what ways they are the same. Both items mount on top of the chimney, keep most of the rain out and will keep larger pests from entering the Read more

Guide To Buying Chimney Chase Covers

What’s a Chimney Chase Cover and Why Do I Need It? First: a word on what a chase cover is not:  Chase covers are not for masonry chimneys, rather they are for the boxes (chases) that house a factory built chimney.  This is the top of the box that runs up the side or through the middle Read more

NEWS FLASH: Dryer Vent Fires Are More Common Than Chimney Fires

You can increase safety by a wide margin and get your clothes drier quicker, saving money and energy, simply by keeping your home’s dryer vents clean. Clothes dryer fires and hazardous carbon dioxide emissions often start with problems in the dryer’s venting system or lint trap area. Why these two places? Because the lack of proper Read more

Capping Your Chimney

Chimney Caps A fireplace can be a lovely, warm centerpiece for your family to gather around. In colder climes, a wood fire is often more cost-efficient than operating a furnace. However, to enjoy your fireplace safely, you must maintain your fireplace. Along with professional sweeping, capping your chimney is also essential. For anyone who owns Read more

All About Your Chimney Lining

Lining your Chimney Why are so many people having their chimneys relined these days? As cold weather approaches and you fire up your heating system, wood stove or fireplace, are you thinking about the inside of your chimney system?  In a perfect world, the inside of a chimney is something you’d never have to think about. Unfortunately Read more

All About Chimney Crowns

What’s a Chimney Crown Anyway? Your chimney crown protects your chimney from water damage entering through small cracks. Some experts believe that less than one percent of all chimneys are properly crowned. Most bricklayers simply finish off the chimney with brick mortar – this is probably due to expediency or lack of education. In either Read more

The Benefits Of Wood Burning Stoves

Wood Stoves: Why You Want Them and Why You Need Them Been wondering if a wood stove or fireplace is right for you? Here is some information you can use to make a good decision for you and your family. There are five reasons people buy wood stoves. We’ll discuss each one: Save Money Increased Read more


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