You light a fire in the grate, and the smoke it generates drifts up the chimney. That’s about it as far as most homeowners are concerned. But given how the chimney is one of the most important areas in a home, it doesn’t hurt to learn more about its components – like the liner, for […]
Smoke drifting from the chimney and a cheery fire in the hearth – these add warmth and character to your home. In fact, the slightest chill in the air is already a good enough excuse to light up a cozy fire. As with most home components, however, your chimney and fireplace have a lot more […]
Chimneys may be an optional fixture in your home, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep up with their maintenance. One of the parts of a chimney that you should always maintain is the chimney liner. However, as most homeowners aren’t even aware of its existence, it’s easy to forget to replace or maintain this […]
Most homeowners think a chimney cricket is optional, but, for chimneys of a certain width, they’re a necessity. In fact, the NFPA 211 Standards and International Residential Code made chimney crickets a requirement for chimneys with a width over 30 inches. Chimneys located on the downward slope of a roof will also likely need a […]
Your fireplace should be a great addition to your home, but you must be careful because it can also be dangerous. So, it’s important to understand fireplace safety before using this home element.