Fire Safety Tips for Your Family

The Holiday season is the favorite time of year for fireplaces. As temperatures continue to drop, you might burn a fire every day in order to supplement your central heating system, or your fireplace may be your main source of heat. No matter how often you light it or...

The Basics of Chimney Crown Repair

Your chimney crown is the ceiling that covers the top of the chimney opening. It endures abuse from weather and critters on the outside and heat from the inside. Over time the crown can become damaged–especially if it isn’t constructed or maintained...

Chimney Flashing And Why It’s Important

One of the chimney’s first defenses against water damage is the flashing. Made up of thin sheets of metal, the flashing serves as a barrier. It keeps water, snow, and ice from penetrating the chimney system! Flashing Installation Flashing should be installed at...

National Fire Prevention Week October 8-14

National Fire Prevention Week is an annual campaign to not only prevent fires, but also to prevent the loss of life. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 365,500 home fires in 2015. These fires caused over 2,600 deaths and 11,000...

Waterproofing Needs For Every Homeowner

Spring showers have come and gone, but waterproofing is still vital for winter. Unlike rain water that falls and flows, snow will sit on a chimney and roof until it melts, and then it melts slowly. Winter damage can be the most devastating, and it’s 100 percent...

Make Sure Your Chimney Relining Is Done Right!

Your chimney liner has an important job to do. Liners are required by municipal codes, manufacturer guidelines, and industry standards because they make fires safer. The chimney liner’s job is threefold: Protect from heat transfer through masonry to structural...