The Importance of Chimney Crown Maintenance

If you reside in the Pacific Northwest, especially in and around Seattle, you are probably hyper-aware that the rains are coming. Our cold, drizzly season of rain runs from October through June and combined with cool temperatures, this can mean extra maintenance for...

Flue Liners And How They Help

Many homes with old masonry chimneys may seem as though they have no liner at all. In actuality, these chimneys were likely lined with clay tile liners, which fell away over time. These chimneys need to be lined, so these liners need to be replaced. If your chimney...

The Benefits of Cultured Stone

Whether it’s the house itself, or a chimney, the home you’ve been admiring down the street may not be faced with real stone. In today’s market, more and more developers and homeowners are leaning toward options that are just as beautiful but pack less of a blow to the...

Benefits of Top Sealing Dampers

If you have an older, masonry fireplace, you likely have what is called a throat damper. This is one of the very important working parts of your fireplace and chimney system. When the damper stops working, it is very noticeable. The house can fill with smoke, it can...