Simple chimney repairsChimneys
Throughout the lifetime of a chimney, it will require different repairs. Some are needed because of simple issues, while some include heavy labor and skill. Even so, there's nothing you can't do by yourself.
Mortar is used ...
About round chimney capChimneys
Installing a round chimney cap to protect both your chimney and fireplace is easy and doesn't require anything more than the right tools and a proper set of instructions.
Choose a cap
Chimney caps can be made out of copper, stainless steel, ...
Custom chimney caps typesChimneys
You have a wide variety of custom chimney caps you can choose from, each having a different feature. You must choose the right type for you. Caps can be round, square or oblong, made out of metal or masonry and having special features. Some are f ...
About chimney flue capsChimneys
If you need a chimney flue cap, you must search for the right one for your chimney. Flue caps keep out rainwater and debris and also, prevent sparks from shooting out the chimney and possibly igniting the surroundings.
The 2 most p ...
Installing a flexible chimney linerChimneys
When installing a flexible chimney liner, you need the right equipment and instructions. The task itself isn't difficult and is crucial for the well functionality of the chimney.
Safety is important when working on the roof. You need ...
Chimney flue typesChimneys
If you are looking for a chimney flue, you will have to choose from one of the 3 types of flues available: Clay, metal and concrete flues.
Clay flues are considered the most popular of all the flue types. Because the flue is made ...
Replacing a chimney crownChimneys
If you spot any water infiltrating through the attic, it may be because you have leaks in the chimney crown. Most of the times, it is better to replace the whole crown, than try and repair the damaged one.
Tools and materials needed
Building a chimney flashingChimneys
A very important part of the chimney is the chimney flashing. If you spot leaks, it is probably because of a faulty flashing.
Only someone who has done this before or a professional can bend the metal sheets with a bendi ...
Building a chimney pipeChimneys
A chimney pipe helps get rid of smoke coming from a stove or fireplace. The pipe must be build properly in order to be as effective as possible.
Tools and materials needed:
Joints or Elbows
Stainless steel lin ...
Chimney removal preparationChimneys
Removing a chimney is labor intensive work. You need to know exactly what you have to do so that the project can be properly fulfilled.
Tools and Materials Needed
Plastic sheeting or tarpaulin