What is a Cord of Wood?

If you’re new to the firewood supply market, you’re likely unfamiliar with the industry jargon. One of the most frequently used terms in the firewood industry is “cord.” So, what is a cord of wood...

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Roof Rust and Your Chimney

Chimneys are robust, tenacious, and highly beneficial home features; however, they’re susceptible to wear and tear over time like any other structure. And due to their height, positioning, and...

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Caution: Carbon Monoxide & Chimneys

If you have a fire or reason to suspect carbon monoxide is entering your home, get outside and call 911.  DO NOT re-enter the home until the authorities have confirmed it's safe to enter. What is...

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Got Bats in Your Chimney Flue?

Got bats in your chimney flue? If so, there are a few imperative things you need to know! As made famous in popular culture by the comic book character Batman, real, living, breathing bats are...

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What is a Chimney Damper?

If you’re new to fireplace operation, one of the questions you’re likely wondering is, what is a chimney damper? Or even, how does a chimney damper work? You’re certainly not alone with these...

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The Problem with Stucco Chimneys

The choice of stucco as a home, chimney, and wall building material is increasingly growing in popularity. This is understandable, considering stucco is durable, attractive, and relatively cheap. On...

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Summer Months are Best for Chimney Work

For most people, the spring and summer months are reserved for relaxing around a pool, spending time in the backyard, and enjoying the warmer weather. Winter and fall-specific responsibilities, such...

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Chimney Crown Seal vs New Construction

Chimney tops, otherwise known as crowns, must protect the home, as do all exterior surfaces of a chimney.  Since it acts as the shield against wet weather elements, a crown is a necessary part of...

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