Time for a New Fire Place?

Most fireplaces in homes built before 1970 are masonry and will probably last as long as the house still stands. But homes built after 1970 usually contain prefabricated fireplaces. Prefabricated fireplaces were (and still are) less expensive than building a …
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Protect Your Chimney From Fires

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your chimney can prevent fires. Chimney fires are explosive. Oftentimes they go unnoticed or undetected. Flames shoot from the top of the chimney. This can cause additional fires in or around the home. Wood burning …
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What’s A Rain Pan & Why You Need One

What is a Rain Pan? Rain pans serve as a roof for your chimney chase. They are placed on the upper portions of prefab fireplaces. They are designed to stop water from traveling into fireboxes and chimney chases. These pans …
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Do I Need To Have My Chimney Professionally Cleaned?

For many of us, having our chimneys cleaned ranks with getting our septic tanks pumped or changing the oil in the lawn mower. We know it should be done, but we put it off until we’re worried their might be …
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Cap Your Chimney to Prevent Chimney Swift Nesting

Chirping sounds coming from your chimney?  Some feathered friends may have taken up residency there this summer. Chimney Swifts, or Chimney Swallows, are birds that nest and breed in open chimneys in the Eastern United States. They are one of the …
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Summer Chimney Checklist

You’re probably not thinking much about cozying up to a nice warm crackling fire in your fireplace during these hot and hazy days of summer. Instead, many of us are kicking back and relaxing at the pool, beach or where …
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Rain Repairs For Your Chimney

Have Atlanta’s spring showers left your chimney in need of some repair?  There are a variety of issues that can cause your chimney to leak when it’s raining out. What’s Causing Your Chimney Leak? Missing Chimney Cover (or Cap): Simply …
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The Importance of a Chimney Inspection

Homeowners are usually quick to perform necessary repairs to keep their homes beautiful. However, it’s easy to overlook one structural component that not only involves beauty, but safety as well: the fireplace chimney. Though the prevention of smoke or fire damage …
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Get Your Chimney Ready For Spring Showers

Winter weather has taken its toll on Georgia this year and now it’s time for homeowners to prepare for spring maintenance and cleaning.  As spring approaches, so will another band of weather-related issues for the home.  Rainy weather can bring homeowners a …
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Cozy Up This Winter With a Wood Stove

There’s nothing like the ambiance of a wood burning stove in the frigid days of winter.  And the radiant heat delivered from stoves is unparalleled to gas or electric heating.  There are many benefits to choosing a wood burning stove …
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