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How to Winterize Your Fireplace for the Holiday Season

How to Winterize Your Fireplace for the Holiday Season

Do you have a fireplace in your home or cabin around Alexandria, Virginia? To keep your family safe and to protect your property from damage, it's imperative that you prepare it for winter. Without doing so, you increase the risk of fire and other disastrous...

Wood Versus Gas Fireplace: Which is Right for Your Home?

Wood Versus Gas Fireplace: Which is Right for Your Home?

A fireplace provides many benefits, from producing warmth on chilly nights in Arlington, VA, to increasing your home's resale value. It also creates a cozy atmosphere while improving the overall appearance of the room. When you're choosing between a wood and gas...

Chimney Repair or Rebuild: How Do You Decide?

Chimney Repair or Rebuild: How Do You Decide?

Chimneys in Hampton, VA, don't fall apart overnight. The damage has existed for years, but you may have overlooked it. How do you know whether you need a simple chimney repair or an entire rebuild? The answer is in the signs. Read on to learn more. Visible Damage Have...

4 Signs That You Have an Animal Infestation in Your Chimney

4 Signs That You Have an Animal Infestation in Your Chimney

Chimneys can be an ideal environment for birds and rodents, so unfortunately animal infestations are common. If your home has a chimney, you should know how to recognize an infestation so that you can take care of the problem before it escalates. Here are four signs...

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...

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