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Enjoy a Fire in Every Season: Electric Fireplaces

If you have a masonry fireplace, it’s recommended that you close it up in spring; but you can use electric fireplaces year-around. Electric fireplaces provide the best answer to the question: How can I enjoy a fireplace but without heat? Thanks to innovation in technology and design, there is a perfect electric fireplace for everyone. Read more…

Backyard Recreational Fires – Safety & Info

Backyard recreational fires in a fire pit or similar structure are fun for all and a great way to add some pizazz to your yard. There’s nothing like gathering around a dancing fire with friends and loved ones to cook, eat, catch up and unwind. You can purchase fire pits in a wide range of Read more…

Top Tips for Control of Firewood Pests

If you’ve ever had the experience of starting to use your wood burning fireplace when cold weather arrives and then before long noticing your room – or home – is crawling with insects, your firewood may be to blame. Or, more accurately, you may be to blame for not knowing how to control firewood pests. All kinds of bugs and insects like to hang Read more…

Protect Your Chimney with Spray-On Water Repellant

Is your chimney showing signs of age? Are small cracks beginning to appear? Are you worried that the damage will worsen? A great solution to this problem for many homeowners is to have the chimney professionally coated with a water repellant that prevents water from entering any broken spaces. Why is water bad for chimneys? Read more…

The Top 4 Chimney Killers

Chimneys are designed to last for decades, but they can fail without proper maintenance. When a chimney fails, it can become a serious safety risk. Using a fireplace with a damaged chimney increases the risk of a chimney fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Even if it is not in use, it could become a structural Read more…

Why You Should Have Your Chimney Relined

After a chimney inspection or when installing a new heating appliance, it is not unusual for a homeowner to learn they need their chimney relined. A flue liner is a significant expense, causing many to ask, “Is chimney relining necessary?” Researchers on chimney safety have an answer to that question. After comparing statistics on lined and unlined chimneys, experts concluded that it is borderline criminal for Read more…

Importance of Chimney Flashing

It’s unfortunate that some homeowners have spent thousands of dollars on rebuilding sections of their homes and having dangerous mold removed, when for a fraction of the cost they could have addressed the problem that led to all this: damaged or missing chimney flashing. The strips of sheet metal surrounding the base of your chimney Read more…

Claiming Homeowner’s Insurance if My Chimney Leaked

Standing alone, above your home, your chimney is especially vulnerable. Harsh winds, lightning, and falling tree branches can seriously damage your chimney causing a leak. Natural wear and tear on chimney components—such as the flashing, chimney cap and crown—can also allow water to get into your house through the chimney. Whether or not your homeowner’s insurance will cover water damage caused by a chimney leak usually Read more…

Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel This Spring

The arrival of an early spring was fraudulently predicted by Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog’s Day, causing disappointment among the masses. You don’t have to be downcast because of this misguided promise, if you have a fireplace at home. Decorate your mantel to match the delights of the season, and the anticipated blooms of nature will begin before very long. Spring is Best, According to Science Read more…

9 Ways to Enjoy Your Home Fireplace More

A fireplace is meant to be enjoyed. If that’s not happening at your house, help is on the way. You may need to crank up the fun, make fire-building and management easier, or get a fireplace upgrade. Which of these three types of fireplace issues best applies to your situation? No matter because there are ways to turn things around, regardless. Some solutions might be simple, and Read more…

 

 

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