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...

The Different Ways Chimneys Leak

Finding out where your chimney is leaking can be complicated, especially if you don't know where or what to look for. If you don’t repair the leak, it can then cause major damage to your home and family. This is why it’s so important to give the team at Owens Chimney...

Spring Chimney Sweeping

The best thing you can do for your fireplace and chimney system is to have it inspected and swept on an annual basis. You need to make sure that there’s no damage from a long winter of use. There are two main reasons that your chimney could be damaged. One of these is...

Chimney Extras to Consider

There are some things about your chimney that can’t be taken for granted. Opening up the damper when you’re burning a fire is a necessity because otherwise smoke will be sucked back into your home. Closing it is important when there’s not a fire in order to keep your...

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