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Tips for Your Masonry Chimney

Most chimneys in residential properties are masonry chimneys. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping masonry chimneys in good condition. Most masonry chimneys will eventually require repairs to keep them looking good and working properly. Here’s everything you need to know about masonry chimneys as a homeowner. What is a masonry […] Read more

Effects of A Damaged Chimney Liner

When your Chimney Specialist, Inc technician visits your home for an annual chimney inspection, they’ll always take a look at the condition of your liner. A damaged chimney liner poses several threats to your home. Prior to 1940, few chimneys had a liner. Congress enacted several laws requiring them due […] Read more

Chimney Stains and What They Mean

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How To Increase Fireplace Efficiency

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Common Fireplace Problems That Affect Functionality

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Keep Snow Out of Your Chimney This Winter

Snuggling up near warm fires is something to look forward to when it’s snowing this winter. But, as a purely practical matter, it’s important to know how to keep snow out of your chimney. Snow signifies freezing temperatures and, eventually, slushy conditions as the snow melts. These freezing and thawing […] Read more

Why are Cracks in My Firebox?

You may ask why are cracks in my firebox, but it’s most important to know that immediate fireplace repair is needed. The firebox is the most visible part of the fireplace, being the interior opening where fires are built. Fireboxes serve the important function of protecting homes from two potentially […] Read more

How Long Can You Run A Gas Log Fireplace?

Middleton WI, Fireplace and Stove Sales, Installation, Cleaning & Repair If you live in Middleton, Wis., you probably see the Chimney Specialist service trucks traveling along U.S. 14 or down University Ave.  If so, you know we’re heading out to another service call that might entail a chimney inspection or cleaning, repair work or the installation of […] Read more

What Are The Protective Components of A Chimney?

Middleton WI, Fireplace and Stove Sales, Installation, Cleaning & Repair If you live in Middleton, Wis., you probably see the Chimney Specialist service trucks traveling along U.S. 14 or down University Ave.  If so, you know we’re heading out to another service call that might entail a chimney inspection or cleaning, repair work or the installation of […] Read more

Can Chimneys Get Repaired in the Winter?

Chimney sweep companies often encourage customers to schedule chimney repairs in summer, but it’s not merely an advertising ploy.  It’s about the question, can chimneys get repaired in the winter? The answer is, yes, it is possible. However, winter chimney repairs are only recommended in emergency situations. The cost is […] Read more

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