Do You Need a New Fireplace? Keep These 5 Factors in Mind!

Wood burning in a cozy fireplace at home in interior. Fireplace as a piece of furniture. Christmas New Year concept decorations.

While many fireplace problems can be fixed and repaired, this isn’t always the case. In some cases, the best way to resolve issues with gas and wood-burning fireplaces is to replace them completely. Of course, installing a new fireplace can cost more than a simple replacement. Conversely, replacing old wood-burning or gas fireplaces with new […]

Do I Need a Chimney Liner? Absolutely!

Installing a flexible steel flue liner into a chimney during a wood burning stove installation, UK

Thinking of getting a chimney liner installed but aren’t sure if it’s worth the money? Then think again — a chimney liner, also known as a flue liner, offers a wide array of benefits. In fact, many fire codes require them due to the problems unlined chimneys can cause. If your chimney doesn’t have a […]

5 Common Winter Chimney Problems You Should Look Out For

A steep slope metal roof covered with snow with a chimney, rain gutters but without snow guards in winter. Snow is sliding, falling from a steep metal roof without snow guards.

Having a chimney in your home can make the winter a whole lot more comfortable for your family. However, the low temperatures of the season and other factors can cause a variety of problems that can potentially damage your chimney and make it harder to use your fireplace properly and safely. To ensure that your […]

How Long Do Chimneys Last?

A brick chimney

In general, chimneys can last around 50 to 100 years. While that’s a long time, it’s still possible that you live in a home that had its chimney installed during that time frame — meaning that your chimney is due for a replacement in the coming years. However, there are many factors that can influence […]

When Should You Replace Your Chimney Liner?

a chimney liner coming out of a chimney

When you and your family enjoy a cold evening by the warm fireplace, the chimney liner works hard to keep you safe. Also known as flue lining, the chimney liner serves many important functions. From preventing harmful flue gasses from leaking into your home to protecting the chimney walls and masonry from corrosion, it helps […]

Creosote: Causes, Dangers, and What You Should Do About It

creosote

Wondering why black flakes are coming out of your chimney? Then you’re not alone. These black flakes are a common occurrence in fireplaces known as creosote. However, just because it regularly forms doesn’t mean that it should be ignored. Let’s take a look at what causes creosote buildup in chimneys, why it can become a […]

What Should I Do With My Fireplace in the Summer?

A fireplace is pictured in a living area of a home.

A warm fireplace can make chilly winter nights cozier and more bearable, but they aren’t needed as much during summer. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore a fireplace during the off-season. You can do many things to ensure it’s kept in good condition. Here are four things you should put on a summer fireplace […]

Chimney Caps vs. Crowns vs. Chase Covers: What’s the Difference?

A chimney is pictures with a copper crown.

When discussing chimney systems, homeowners must remember so many terminologies that it’s pretty common to mistake and confuse a few familiar terms. This is often the case for chimney caps, crowns, and chase covers, as they are often considered the same despite serving different purposes. If you’re a homeowner looking to learn more about chimneys, […]

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?

A chimney sweep cleans a residential chimney. He is dirty.

No matter the size of your home or how attentive and diligent you are, it’s easy to overlook a few essential cleaning tasks that help keep your home safe. Chimneys are pretty high up, and it’s easy to get used to using one without maintenance or cleaning ever crossing your mind.

Avoiding Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Avoiding Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Chimneys are like septic systems, no one thinks about them until there’s a problem. Chimneys are especially ignored in second homes and rental properties. A chimney can be a dangerous thing to forget, and it can cost you the loss of property and or life. But there are some […]