Monthly Archives: October 2022

Should You Seal an Unused Chimney Flue?

Chimney flues are designed to vent the smoke and gasses produced when wood burns, but they do more than just that. They also contribute significantly to your home’s structural integrity, helping keep it intact during strong wind and storm conditions. This means that even if you don’t use your fireplace or wood-burning stove, it still […]

Why Shouldn’t You Call a Roofer for Chimney Issues

You’re sitting in your living room by a nice fire when you suddenly hear a strange noise coming from your chimney. Upon investigation, you discover that one of the bricks has come loose and fallen into the fireplace. If you’re like most people, your first instinct can be to call a roofer. That’s because many […]

How Can Ice Dams Damage My Chimney System?

Chimneys are an essential part of many homes in Connecticut, providing a way to direct smoke and heat from fireplaces outside. But did you know that if it isn’t protected, your chimney could be vulnerable to severe weather conditions such as rain storms or heavy snow?

Energy Audits and Fireplaces: What You Should Know

The structure of your home accounts for 20% of your household’s carbon emissions, and with energy costs rising, this number can only go up unless you take action to cut down on your power usage. The good news is that an energy audit can help you lower your energy bills. This simple process provides valuable feedback […]

Common Chimney Problems and How They’re Fixed

A chimney is an excellent solution for keeping your home warm and comfy in winter. They also increase the value and curb appeal of your property. However, having a chimney means you’ll need to invest time and effort in upkeep to ensure peak efficiency.

Why You Need Chimney Repair Before Your First Fire of the Season

When the temperature drops, it’s time to light up the fireplace and enjoy the soothing sounds of crackling logs and dancing flames. But before you do, ask yourself if you’ve performed all the essential safety measures to protect yourself and your loved ones. Still thinking? Well, before lighting your first fire of the season, you […]

Common Chimney Terms You Need to Know

Most homeowners have at least a fundamental understanding of properly operating their fireplaces. However, your chimney and its associated flue are interconnected systems that may be difficult to maintain and potentially dangerous if you don’t understand how they function. Knowing about your chimney is essential to keep your house secure and enjoy warm fires throughout […]