What is Seasoned Firewood?

What is Seasoned Firewood?

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, insert, or stove, you might have a woodpile already waiting for burn-season. Maybe you’ve seen homes with piles along their yard or property, looming stacks, sheds or lean-tos filled, logs lying about for no reason. There is...
The Importance of a Chimney Liner

The Importance of a Chimney Liner

Your chimney contains many important parts for proper safety and function. Like a human body’s skin, the liner may be the largest part of the system and most overlooked for its importance. The liner serves as a barrier to protect the chimney and masonry. Three...
Why Does Your Chimney Stink?

Why Does Your Chimney Stink?

When burn season is over, homeowners across the United States often experience a case of mysterious odors. After some searching and investigating, they might be surprised to find the source. The chimney! There are a few reasons why a chimney begins to stink, and they...
Buying a Home? Check the Chimney!

Buying a Home? Check the Chimney!

It is a job to buy a home. It takes a lot of time, energy, money, and imagination. Oftentimes a prospective buyer knows exactly what they want in a new home before they begin looking. If your dream home includes a fireplace, there are a few extra steps you should...
All About Inserts

All About Inserts

Fireplace inserts are beautiful, functional, and efficient. They are a great option for remodels, upgrades, and new constructions. In fact, inserts allow you to keep a fireplace even when a fireplace is irreparably damaged. This is great for refinancing or for home...
Glazed Creosote Removal

Glazed Creosote Removal

What is Glazed Creosote? When a fire burns it produces natural byproducts in the form of ash, soot, creosote, and smoke. Creosote is made up primarily of a tar-like, sticky substance and is extremely flammable! As the soot and creosote coat the inside of the chimney,...