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UNIQUE BENEFITS OF AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

While the summer sun provides hot days, cooler temperatures prevail at night, offering the perfect opportunity to use an outdoor fireplace. And while nothing beats gathering around an outdoor fireplace with friends and family on a cool summer night, there are other...

USE YOUR TAX RETURN TO BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME

USE YOUR TAX RETURN TO BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME

With millions of Americans in 2016 expecting a tax return, the ways to spend the money is as unique as those expecting a refund. By using your tax refund to update your fireplace or chimney, your refund will add value and long-lasting beauty to your home. Some of the...

FLASHING FAILS? WHAT NOW?

FLASHING FAILS? WHAT NOW?

The flashing on your roof isn’t very flashy. But while it doesn’t look like anything important, flashing — especially around your chimney — has a very important job: keep water out of your home. And if your flashing fails, you can expect to fix damaged walls and...

WHY ARE CHIMNEY CLEANING AND VIDEO INSPECTIONS SO IMPORTANT?

WHY ARE CHIMNEY CLEANING AND VIDEO INSPECTIONS SO IMPORTANT?

Keeping your chimney clean and free from wear and tear will help make sure your fireplace system is operating efficiently, providing warmth and comfort throughout your home for years to come. It’s imperative you have your fireplace and chimney cleaned and inspected at...

IMPROVING YOUR HOME’S AIR QUALITY

IMPROVING YOUR HOME’S AIR QUALITY

While it’s often overlooked, your home’s air quality is a key component to your health. Prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality can cause health issues later in life, and can immediately affect children, people with asthma and the elderly. Indoor air quality has...

FIREPLACE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC HOMES

FIREPLACE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC HOMES

For generations, fireplaces were the primary heating source for the home, providing warmth on frigid winter nights. As central heating gained popularity, fireplaces in now historic homes were often decommissioned, rendering them useless, and sometimes, unsightly. But...

CHIMNEY LEAKS AND HOW TO STOP THEM

CHIMNEY LEAKS AND HOW TO STOP THEM

It’s no secret: over time, your chimney deteriorates after years of intense heat inside, and exposure to the elements outside, including rain, snow, wind and more. It’s not uncommon to get a leak in your chimney. These leaks can cause big problems to your roof,...

ACCESSORIES NEEDED FOR A WOOD BURNING STOVE

ACCESSORIES NEEDED FOR A WOOD BURNING STOVE

For wood burning stoves, there are a variety of tools and accessories needed to make its use easy and efficient. Some accessories also will keep you safe when dealing with the intense heat created by the wood burning stove. And in addition to the functional tools to...

PROPERLY STORING FIREWOOD FOR OPTIMAL BURNING

PROPERLY STORING FIREWOOD FOR OPTIMAL BURNING

Firewood that is properly stored, dried and seasoned is firewood that will provide hot and long-lasting fires for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you live in Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean or Washington, D.C., it’s this dried and well-seasoned wood that...

RID YOUR CHIMNEY OF CREOSOTE BUILD-UP

RID YOUR CHIMNEY OF CREOSOTE BUILD-UP

Anytime you use your fireplace, the highly flammable material creosote is deposited on the interior of your chimney, increasing the risk of a chimney fire. Excessive heat while burning fires can ignite the creosote, causing a fire that can spread through the rest of...

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