Water and Your Masonry Chimney

Spring is in the air, and homeowners are shutting off their fireplaces for the season. Sometimes, this include a chimney sweeping or inspection. Other times, it’s simply shutting the fireplace doors and the damper after the last stack of wood is burned. However,...

Water and Masonry Chimneys

Masonry chimneys are some of the oldest types of chimneys. If you own a historical American home, you likely have one in your home. Your masonry is built for strength and integrity, and it’s made to last many lifetimes. One thing that can shorten the expected lifespan...
Identifying Chimney Discoloration

Identifying Chimney Discoloration

Stains on the sides of your chimney structure can take away from the curb appeal of your entire home. And while chimney discoloration can make your chimney look unsightly, it may also indicate a deeper chimney problem. The following are four of the most common types...
Draft Issues With Chimney Caps

Draft Issues With Chimney Caps

Although not unheard of, it is rare to find a modern home with an uncapped chimney. In addition to protecting your fireplace system from moisture, animals, and debris, chimney caps can also help improve fireplace drafting. The presence of a chimney cap does not...