Most people think about having a chimney inspection done before winter because they plan to use their fireplace in the months of December, January, etc. But what about having a chimney inspection after winter? Does that make sense? Those who inspect chimneys get pretty busy during the Fall months when everyone and their brother remembers… Read more »
The winter months can wreak havoc on the roof of your home. Between dumping snow on it and subjecting it to freezing-cold temperatures, you can run into all sorts of roofing issues in the wintertime if you aren’t careful. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your rough survives another… Read more »
Over time, the mortar between the bricks on your chimney could degrade and break down. This is due to the extreme elements of the outdoors they are exposed to on a daily basis, especially in more seasonal climates. In extreme cases, the mortar can wear right through, exposing even the inside of your chimney to… Read more »
Any kind of water penetration into a house allows the rapid growth of wood dry rot, molds and mildews. It is the rapid onset of molds and the later development wood rot or dry rot, which makes recovering houses that have stood in flood waters so problematic. It’s not so much the mud, garbage or… Read more »
Traditional wood-burning fireplaces perpetuate messiness. Between the lost bark from logs and paper scraps or the used matches required to light the pilot/kindling your living room could look like a disaster area before you know. Then of course there’s the hassle of having to pick up and haul the logs inside from the cold. Traditional… Read more »
Fireplaces are a great addition to any home, but how do you know whether gas or wood is the best choice? While both have a lot to offer a residence, gas fireplaces have an abundance of benefits. For example, gas fireplaces provide steady, consistent heating for your home. The heat from a wood fireplace decreases… Read more »
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