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How to Improve the Efficiency of your Wood-Burning Fireplace

How to Improve the Efficiency of your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Everyone wants to keep themselves and their house warm in the winter months. However, if you’ve ever sat close to your “open wood fireplace”, you know that it contributes very little to heating your house. Why is that? Very simply put, an open wood fireplace (or even...

How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

If you’re planning on scheduling a chimney cleaning and are wondering how long does a chimney sweep take, then here’s your answer. A typical chimney sweep and inspection can take 45 minutes to an hour. Rooftop Chimney Sweeps blocks off a 2 hour time slot just in case...

How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

Here’s how you should hire a chimney sweep.  Start by going to Chimney Safety Institute of America and use their chimney sweep search widget to find a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep near you. CSIA is the industry standard for the best skilled and most trustworthy...

How much does it cost to have your chimney inspected?

How much does it cost to have your chimney inspected?

A chimney inspection can cost anywhere from $99 to $399. The cost largely depends on the type of chimney inspection (level 1, 2 or 3), what the chimney company is including in the chimney inspection service, and the time of the year (you can usually find the best...

Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Liners

Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Liners

What is a chimney liner? A chimney liner is the flue pipe that vents the gases and smoke from your fireplace up and out from your home. A chimney liner can be made from terracotta or stainless steel.  A terracotta chimney liner is more brittle and can crack under the...

Announcing New Gas Fireplace Services in Richmond!

Announcing New Gas Fireplace Services in Richmond!

Rooftop Chimney Sweeps of Richmond VA is proud to announce that we are now providing gas fireplace services to the Richmond, VA and surrounding areas.  We can now offer the following services to our Richmond customers: 1. We Service Gas Appliances If you own a...

Why Is My Fireplace Stinking in the Summer?

Why Is My Fireplace Stinking in the Summer?

If you’re getting a stinky smell in your fireplace and are wondering why this is happening, well you’re not alone. Here are some insights about why this is happening in the first place and also some food for thought on how to get rid of the smell. Why This Is...

The Real Truth About Chimney Cleaning Logs

The Real Truth About Chimney Cleaning Logs

The Real Truth About Chimney Cleaning Logs   It’s about time we address the elephant in the room - the chimney cleaning logs. Wood burning fireplaces are great to have for warming your home and providing ambiance during the fall and winter months. And like any...

3 Spring Cleaning Tips (& Perks)

3 Spring Cleaning Tips (& Perks)

March 20th, is the 1st day of Spring, and we can definitely sense it’s arrival by the warmer weather. Just wanted to reach out with a few tips on how to protect your home now that the colder days are almost gone, as well as loop you in about a few perks you can...

5 Reasons to Get Your Chimney Cleaned Regularly

5 Reasons to Get Your Chimney Cleaned Regularly

A chimney is in an integral part of every home as it provides ventilation for smoke and flue gases that come from your fireplace or stove. Sometimes your water heater or furnace flue also ventilates through your chimney, but at times can be vented through a separate b...

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