Fireplace Advice

  1. How to Fix Your Chimney’s Nasty Odor

    How to Fix Your Chimney’s Nasty Odor
    One of the biggest complaints about fireplaces from homeowners is that from time to time, an odor can be smelled coming from the chimney. Not only does this bad smell fill up your fireplace but also the rest of your house. Closing the windows and turning your AC on is often a solution most people opt for. However, without a doubt...
  2. How Much Does It Cost To Reline A Chimney?

    How Much Does It Cost To Reline A Chimney?
      The cost of relining a chimney varies. Typically, the cost can be anything between $2,500 and $7,000. Ultimately the cost will be determined by the type of lining you would want to have installed. Knowing what lining is can help you understand the cost involved.   Types of Chimney Liners   Surprisingly, if you live in an old home...
  3. The Ultimate Guide To Chimney Chase Covers

    Now there’s a good chance that as soon as you read the title of this post you wondered, “What even is a chimney chase cover?” Well, they’re not made for your standard masonry chimney, but rather they are made to cover the chase of a chimney that was factory built. Chases can also be referred to as “boxes,” and they can be seen running along the side of a home and up to the roof. Continue reading
  4. What is a Napoleon Wood Burning Stove?

      The warmth and comfort delivered by a wood burning stove is a comfort for many. Napoleon Wood Burning Stoves are the gold standard when it comes to bringing this technology into the 21st century. Napoleon Wood Burning Stoves – The Story Founded in 1976 in Ontario, Canada, Napoleon designed their first wood burning stove and quickly became a leader...
  5. What Damage Can Creosote Cause?

      One byproduct of wood burning fireplaces and stoves is the creation of a chemical compound called creosote. A fireplace or stove with even a modest accumulation of creosote can result in a highly dangerous chimney fire, which can burn at around 2,000 degrees, seriously endangering your home and any occupants.   Exactly What is Creosote? Any wood burning fire...
  6. Do I Need a Chimney Damper?

      There is very little that is more disconcerting than noticing that your house is beginning to fill with smoke, and you have no idea why. What began as a roaring fire designed to keep you warm, has taken on a more ominous face. After securing your loved ones, your quest to find out what went wrong begins. Upon careful...
  7. How to Make Sure your Chimney is Properly Insulated

      Winter is a time for scarves, warm boots, and toasty gloves. So making sure that your chimney is properly insulated makes sense right? If you are preparing your home for the wonders that are a home winter fire, then taking the time to check your fireplace for proper insulation will not only guarantee a warm winter fire but also...
  8. Prepping your Fireplace for Winter

      Old man winter is just around the corner. Is your fireplace ready to get to work? If you own a fireplace and want to make sure your home gets the most out of the heat output, you must make sure your fireplace is properly prepped. Inspect your Fireplace The first step in any fire is to prep the area...
  9. What Are Chimney Dampers and Why Do I Need One?

    What Are Chimney Dampers and Why Do I Need One?
    Picture this: you’re home on a cold winter night and you decide to build a roaring fire to keep you and your family warm.  After preparing your wood and fostering a strong flame, the house begins to fill with smoke.  Panicked, you have the family stay outside while you see to the issue, only to realize that no smoke is...
  10. What is A Chimney Liner Used For?

    What is A Chimney Liner Used For?
    A chimney liner is used to extend the life of your chimney while reducing the risk of any combustion within your home. Chimney liners are used to provide a smooth surface which carries the products of combustion outside the home. The liner can be made of clay, ceramic, or even metal conduit. The liner protects the chimney from heat and...

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