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Common Chimney Masonry Repairs

When your home has a masonry chimney, it is inevitable that at some point your chimney will need repairing or restoring. Although masonry materials are long-lasting and durable, water from rain and melted snow can penetrate the masonry joints, which wears them down...

Why Water Damages Masonry

Did you know that the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has said that water is the biggest enemy of a masonry chimney? Most of the masonry materials, including brick, mortar, and concrete, used in the construction of a chimney are negatively affected by...

Chimney Swifts Are Coming Back for the Summer

Chimney Swifts are coming back to North America. Is your chimney prepared? Once they nest in your chimney, you can’t remove them until they leave the nest. They are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Make sure you have a functioning chimney cap...

Is Your Chimney Tall Enough?

In order to function properly and safely, each part of your fireplace and chimney system should be installed or built correctly. Local building codes must be followed exactly when constructing a fireplace and chimney, and the height of your chimney is included in...

Time for a Chimney Relining?

A chimney liner, one of the most essential parts of your chimney and venting system, protects your house from heat transfers to combustibles, protects the masonry work of your chimney from the corrosive byproducts of combustion, and provides a correctly sized flue for...

Time for a New Damper?

A damper is an important component of every chimney, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). An essential part to have an energy-efficient home, the damper keeps the heat in and the cold air out of your house, which also saves you money on heating...