The Truth About Having Skylights In Your Home In the Poconos

Do you live in the Poconos and want skylights in your house? What are some myths to ignore about skylights? They Don’t Leak The main myth about skylights is that they’re going to leak. “Oh, I don’t want to get a skylight put in because it’ll leak for sure,” is often said by people. But… Read more »

The Importance of Quality Masonry Construction

Masonry construction involves building structures, like chimneys and fireplaces, using common materials like brick or stone laid in and bound together by mortar, a workable paste which eventually hardens, binding several units together.  The Importance of Masonry Construction Why is masonry important? Well, it’s how many structures–perhaps your house or elements of your house– are… Read more »

The Dangers of DIY Roofing

There are some people who will tell you, “You couldn’t pay me enough to get me to go up on my roof. I am afraid of heights and I don’t want to fall off!” Then there are others who say, “Well, maybe I could do my own roofing job.” And some people will try and… Read more »

Roofing Myths to Ignore

It’s that time of year again when the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, especially in Pennsylvania. After a long, cold winter, now’s the time to check on your roof and see how it’s doing. If you don’t want to grab a ladder and go up there, or you don’t know what… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Install a New Roof This Summer

Roofing By Bruce is now scheduling roof installations for the summer of 2021. We are trained on the best ways of installation and experienced with the Nor-Eastern Nailing System, which is best for our area– The Poconos. This nailing system helps provide better endurance for roofs when they have to battle the harsh winter weather… Read more »

Roof Maintenance Tips to Employ This Spring

Springtime is a great time to check your roof and see how it fared during the winter season. If you don’t feel comfortable getting up on your roof to inspect it, have Roofing by Bruce do it! Call 570-424-8891 or email What are some roof maintenance tips for this time of the year? Gutters… Read more »

Are Cedar Shake Roofs Good Investments?

What do you know about cedar shake roofs? Used on both residential and commercial buildings around the world, cedar shake roofs are available in beautiful colors, including ambers, reds, golds and browns. For a “natural look” for your roof, cedar shake is the way to go! Maintains Its Shapes Even in humid conditions, cedar shake… Read more »

What Are the Advantages of Gas Fireplaces?

Bruce’s Chimney Service provides masonry and chimney repair as well as chimney cleaning to homeowners in and around East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Constant Heat If you’re building a house or remodeling an older home and thinking about fireplaces, have you considered the advantages of gas fireplaces? Yes, you could get a wood-burning fireplace, but gas ones… Read more »

How Do You Know if You Need New Windows For Your Home?

If the windows in your home are outdated and not working seamlessly, it could mean you’re allowing money to (metaphorically) blow out said windows. So how do you know if your home is in need of window replacements? Take a Close Look at Your Energy Bill Does it seem like your energy bill is higher… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Prepare Your Fireplace for Winter

If you’re like most people, you tend to only use your fireplace in the winter months. That said, when’s the last time you had your fireplace and chimney professionally inspected for safety reasons? If it has been a while, now’s a good time to call Roofing by Bruce/Bruce’s Chimney Service at 570-424-8891 and schedule a… Read more »