About chimney reliningChimneys
The task of chimney relining is relatively easy. All you have to do is follow some instructions that will help you in the process. The most important aspect of this task safety first!
Compliance to codes
Your chimney relining project must r ...
Chimney liner - wall distanceChimneys
Be sure to check the required local and national codes if you want to have the proper distance between the chimney liner and the house wall.
Tools and materials
You can purchase a liner kit from about any home improvement shop. For chimney ...
Chimney inspection tipsChimneys
Inspecting your chimney at least once a year is crucial. The build-up of soot, blocks caused by birds, nests and other debris are common problems of a chimney that affect smoke elimination efficiency.
Know your chimney
Not all chimneys need ...
Upsides and downsides of chimney flashing kitsChimneys
A chimney flashing is used to keep you home free of leaks. It is basically formed of pieces of metal sheets of certain dimensions, that protect the area around the chimney making it waterproof. If you want to install a chimney flashing you just h ...
Chimney removal safety tipsChimneys
When planning on removing your chimney, regardless of the reason, safety is extremely important. You must be careful not to damage the house, roof or hurt yourself in the process. Here are a few tips:
In the chimney removin ...
Metal chimney cap painting tipsChimneys
The chimney cap is used to keep debris or water from entering the chimney flue. It is more than recommended to install a chimney cap because it can save you money and prevent dangers like fires caused by debris in the chimney flue. Caps come in m ...
About chimney metal flashingChimneys
The chimney flashing is important because if prevents leaks in your roof, around the chimney. Installing on is easy if you follow some simple instructions.
Tools and Materials
About chimney flue linersChimneys
The flue liner represents the path which the gasses and fumes produced in the fireplace will rise and exit through the chimney top. The liner is found in the chimney flue and is not required in any chimney. Nowadays, some chimneys are build with ...
Chimney crown mortar replacingChimneys
The chimney crown is situated on top of the chimney opening. The mortar around it must be inspected often to assure it is in good shape. Frequent maintenance can help you save a lot of time and money.
Tools and materials
Repairing chimney flashingChimneys
The chimney flashing is important because it doesn't let water infiltrate into the house. Often inspections of the flashing for any leaks, gaps or damage will help you keep your home water safe. To fix most flashing related problems, you just hav ...