What is the Point of a Chimney Cap?

Most, but not all, chimneys have chimney caps. If you’re not sure if you have a chimney cap or not, it’s easy to find out. All you need to do is go outside and look up. There is a large cement slab at the top of your chimney. This is the chimney crown, and it is built...

Chimney Accessories for Your Fall Fire

Accessories are such a fun thing to think about! We spend a lot of time making major purchases, but the fun part of anything new is the accessories that go with it. For example, if you redecorate a room, you spend time picking out new carpet and paint or paneling for...

Why ChimneySaver/Permeability is Important

If there’s one thing that can cause real damage to your chimney, it’s water. However, it’s impossible to keep precipitation off your chimney. Whether it’s rain, sleet, or hail, it can cause damage to the mortar. If the temperature drops below freezing, the freeze-thaw...

Do Gas Logs Need Servicing?

If you own a fireplace, you know that you need a chimney inspection and sweeping annually to keep it safe and efficient. However, if you have a pellet-burning appliance, you’ll need this service annually too because they are made of pressed wood. But what about a...