Chimneys

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Common Chimney Questions and Answers

Keep your chimney chugging along.

Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are a risk you take with any wood burning stove or fireplace. Know what to look for and how to prevent fires.

A Guide to Chimney Liners

A chimney liner isn't just a precaution; it's a necessity. Learn more about why you need one and what kind you should have.

Water Damage and Your Masonry Chimney

Water causes more damage to masonry chimneys than fires do.

5 Tips for Properly Attaching a Stovepipe

It connects the heating unit to the chimney flue.

5 Advantages of Using a Clay Chimney Liner

You've got options, so get informed!

What to Look for when Buying a Chimney Flashing Kit

Create a seal between the roof and the chimney.

5 Problems to Avoid when Installing a Chimney Pot

They used to be common, and they still have appeal today.

Tips for Replacing Metal Flashing in Your Chimney

The most common reason for needing to replace the metal flashing on your chimney is weather damage. Over time, rain can beat away at the metal flashing and cause a leak, which consequently will cause dampness within your home. Remove Existing Flashing You must remove the existing flashing, along with

Replace Metal Chimney Flashing Easily

You know that your metal chimney flashing needs to be repaired when that area on your ceiling is showing signs of moisture. Replacing chimney flashing is not impossible to do on your own. Here are simple steps. Tools and Materials Needed: Galvanized chimney flashing (8 inch) Galvanized step flashing

What are some common problems associated with chimney crowns?

As solid as a brick chimney most often seems, chimney crowns can actually develop problems that can cause your chimney to leak and even fall apart. You should know what some of these problems are. Common Chimney Crown Problems Your chimney can develop cracks that allow water to leak into your chimney.

Should I use flashing under my metal chimney crowns?

Without chimney crowns chimneys would be penetrated by water from rain and melting snow that would run down the chimney. During chimney installation several precautions should be included in its construction that will prevent this water intrusion. Included among these precautions should be the installation

How often should I replace my chimney crown?

The chimney crown protects the chimney brick from being exposed to moisture from weather can, over time, deteriorate. When this happens, there is no shield above the bricks. They, in turn, become weathered and your chimney begins to deteriorate. To prevent this deterioration of your chimney, you will

Replacing Brick Chimney Lining

With frequent use of the fireplace, it eventually becomes necessary to replace your chimney lining. This is the material that lines the flue within the chimney. It helps to prevent discharge of smoke and combustion gases into the room. The lining also helps to prevent stains on the chimney walls caused

How to Tell if a Chimney Needs to be Cleaned

It's important to have a regular maintenance program.

How to Repair Broken Chimney Mortar

If these structures erode they can become a serious hazard.

Your Chimney Inspection Checklist

Having a checklist is a must.

Installing Chimney Flashing

Chimney flashing stops leaks.

How to Install Wood Stove Chimney Flashing

You'll have this one done in a flash.

Stove Pipe vs Chimney Pipe

Is it a stove pipe or a chimney pipe? Learn the difference.