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How to Treat and Prevent Weeds on Your Masonry Patio

How to Treat and Prevent Weeds on Your Masonry Patio

A masonry patio offers a great outdoor space to take advantage of Nashville’s gorgeous summers. Stone or brick masonry creates a beautiful patio space that is durable, fire-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing. However, even masonry patios require some upkeep. The most common challenge that you will face with your masonry patio is the stubborn weeds that […]

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Wood Ashes In Your Fireplace: How to Remove Them

Wood Ashes In Your Fireplace: How to Remove Them

A wood-burning fireplace makes the bitter Nashville a little easier to tolerate. There is nothing quite like snuggling up in front of your fireplace and soaking up a bit of the warmth. However, fireplaces do require cleaning and maintenance to ensure their optimal performance. A by-product of burning wood is wood ashes, and these can […]

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What to Expect From a High Quality Chimney Sweep

What to Expect From a High Quality Chimney Sweep

A chimney sweep is an annual form of chimney maintenance and prevention that will help keep your chimney is the optimal condition. Chimney sweeps also reduce the risk of a disastrous chimney fire. Hiring a professional like Chimney & Masonry Outfitters is critical for ensuring a high-quality, effective chimney sweep. However, not all sweeps are […]

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Common Gas Fireplace Problems

Common Gas Fireplace Problems

Gas fireplaces are common in many modern homes. Many people opt for a gas fireplace because of their simple operation and clean burning. However, there are a number of common issues associated with gas fireplaces. Knowing the common gas fireplace problems will help you when deciding on a new fireplace, determining any necessary upgrades, or […]

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What is Tuckpointing?

What is Tuckpointing?

If the three little pigs taught us anything, it’s that brick is definitely stronger than hay or sticks. But that doesn’t mean brick structures are impervious to damage. When you find the mortar in between your bricks needs to be replaced, you’ll likely need to repair the wall with a masonry technique called “tuckpointing.”

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Do I Need a Chimney Cap?

Do I Need a Chimney Cap?

Most homeowners love their fireplace. It serves as a nice, warm spot to read on rainy nights or the place where the family gathers on those cold holiday mornings. And while people know the big picture requirements for owning and maintaining a chimney (like annual inspections and sweepings), they often forget to think about the […]

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Why Can’t I Clean My Chimney Myself?

Why Can’t I Clean My Chimney Myself?

Old jeans? Check. Long broom? Check. That ugly shirt your mother-in-law gave you for your last birthday? Check. So you’re all set to clean out that chimney before winter, right?  Maybe not so fast.

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Do I Still Need to Get My Chimney Checked If It’s Heated With Gas?

Do I Still Need to Get My Chimney Checked If It’s Heated With Gas?

Summer is over, the kids are back in school, and Starbucks is bringing back their seasonal pumpkin spice lattes, which can only mean one thing: winter is fast approaching. And as you’re watching your neighbors spend their weekends chopping firewood to get ready for the cold, you can’t help but be grateful that you don’t […]

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What is the Difference Between a Chimney, Flue and Vent?

What is the Difference Between a Chimney, Flue and Vent?

Although chimneys may appear to be fairly simple structures, their makeup is actually much more complicated than most homeowners may realize. Your chimney may seem like it’s just the “cherry on top” for your roofline, but it serves a much greater purpose. You’ll find that chimneys come in all different shapes and sizes. The average […]

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Are Chimney Sweeps Actually Lucky?

Are Chimney Sweeps Actually Lucky?

When it comes to lucky symbols and talismans, chimney sweeps are right up there with four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, and the number seven. Chimney sweeps have long been considered a symbol of good luck; shake a chimney sweep’s hand, and some might consider you the luckiest person alive. But why? What is it about chimney sweeps […]

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