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What to Consider Before Completing a Chimney Rebuild

What to Consider Before Completing a Chimney Rebuild

Your chimney is one of the most vulnerable parts of your Nashville home. The siding, brick, and all of the other components of the exterior are protected by the eaves and roofline, while the chimney alone protrudes above the roof and is exposed to every kind of weather—rain and snow, freezing and thawing, and even […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Gas Fireplace

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Gas Fireplace

Fireplaces are a top amenity among homeowners. Gas fireplaces, in particular, have become more popular nowadays.  They are safer and environmentally friendly. Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of a gas fireplace that can help you determine whether they are right for you. Advantages of a Gas Fireplace Low maintenance A gas fireplace needs […]

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Beginners Guide to Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Beginners Guide to Gas Fireplace Maintenance

A gas fireplace is a lovely addition to any home. However, many people have no idea that just like wood-burning fireplaces, a gas fireplace needs maintenance too. With continuous usage, a gas fireplace gets dirty. To make sure that the gas fireplace functions properly, you should concentrate on gas log maintenance as well as the […]

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How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

Inspecting and cleaning a fireplace chimney is a dirty job, but is also vital to its lifetime and longevity as a functional piece of your home. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that chimneys and fireplaces should be cleaned an an annual basis. Whether you choose to DIY-it, or hire a professional certified chimney […]

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How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 2

How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 2

As we discussed in How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1, Chimney maintenance is extra important in these colder months. Extra steps have to be taken to ensure that masonry work doesn’t set too slow, leaving you with a leaning chimney because the mortar took longer than usual to dry. In this post, […]

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How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1

How to Maintain Your Chimney in Winter: Part 1

Winter is (still) here, and we can’t stress enough that chimney problems will perpetuate themselves, not fix themselves. Chimney maintenance is extra important in these colder months, especially if you have a beautiful, full-masonry chimney structure, as masonry construction is exponentially more demanding in the winter months than it is in the warmer months of […]

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How to safely start a fireplace fire

How to safely start a fireplace fire

It’s winter, and it’s cold, and there is nothing quite like a cozy fireplace-fire to enjoy with your friends, family and roommates. But lighting a fire in the fireplace is not something you want to regret, so we have outlined the safe way to go about starting a fire in your fireplace to bring the […]

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WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF WOOD TO BURN IN YOUR FIREPLACE?

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF WOOD TO BURN IN YOUR FIREPLACE?

When it’s cold outside, there is nothing quite like the cozy feeling of warming yourself up by the fire. Having a fireplace in your living space gives you the opportunity to bring the outdoors in and to warm up a small area quickly. Many of us have a pile of firewood next to the exterior […]

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What Is a Chimney Fire?

What Is a Chimney Fire?

Your chimney and the flue that lines it adds architectural interest to your home, but its real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home.  As you relax in front of your fireplace, the last thing you are likely to be thinking about is […]

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Why Do I Have a Smokey Chimney?

Why Do I Have a Smokey Chimney?

We get the question often from homeowners, “Why do I have a smokey chimney?” Most of the time the answer is typically due to a drafting issue. The chimney is designed and constructed to pull air up, out, and away from the home. However, there are a few common reasons you may be experiencing what […]

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