The weather can take a toll on your chimney and fireplace. Free-flow of air can cause your utility bills to go up, which happens when your chimney isn’t properly sealed. Keeping an eye out on the condition of your chimney and getting any imperfections fixed is essential to save money and to get the most […]
Chimneys aren’t quite as popular of a feature in modern homes as they used to be, but they’re still a common sight in Connecticut. Many homeowners still prefer to have chimneys, whether it’s for an aesthetic appeal or for practical reasons. Does your house have a good old chimney too? Watch out for these signs […]
We usually recommend that people get their chimneys cleaned and rebuilt during the spring season because that’s the time when it’s the most damaged. The chimney’s put through its paces during the winter and the spring rains could exacerbate the damage caused by the excessive heating exposure to cause all sorts of damage. With the […]
There are plenty of advantages of having a chimney in your home like lower energy bills, greater aesthetic appeal and more—but neglected chimneys are quite dangerous. Damaged and neglected chimneys present numerous health and safety risks such as that of fires, combustion and carbon monoxide poisoning that highlights the need to have your chimneys inspected […]
From a distance, chimneys look like sturdy structures that don’t need much maintenance, but when you take a closer look, you’ll see that a chimney consists of several, not-so-durable components. All of these components need to be in good condition for your chimney to function smoothly.
Brick exteriors will never go out of style. They bring a historical element to buildings and fit in well with natural surroundings. Homeowners use masonry for exteriors walls because they are energy-efficient, strong, offer great resale value, and are incredibly durable. That being said, the lifespan of your brick exterior depends heavily on the degree […]
Fireplaces look great in the home, whether you live in a mansion or an apartment. They add a touch of rustic elegance, while simultaneously serving a practical purpose in the form of a heating solution. If your house came with a fireplace built-in, or you opted for a fireplace installation through chimney and masonry services like […]
When was the last time your chimney and fireplace had an inspection? If your answer was ‘last year,’ it might be time to schedule another one to ensure that everything’s in order. Given that its winter, your fireplace and chimney are probably being used all the time, keeping you and your family warm and safe […]