Repairing a damaged chimneyChimneys
Rain can damage your chimney. Repairing it as soon as possible is very important. All you must do is follow some simple steps.
Repairing the flashing
The flashing keeps rainwater from going from the chimney into the roof. It surrounds the r ...
Stainless steel chimney liner cleaningChimneys
A chimney will accumulate soot, dust dirt and debris in time, especially if it is used often. They can cause big problems, so the chimney must be regularly cleaned. Hiring a professional to do the cleaning job is easier for you but more expensive ...
Building a fireplace chimneyChimneys
There are many things you need to take in consideration when building a fireplace in your home. An obvious and important one excepting the fireplace of course is the construction chimney.
You must know some facts regarding ...
Does your chimney need cleaning?Chimneys
A chimney that uses wood or coal as fuel, must be regularly cleaned. If not, the byproducts it produces in the burning process, creosote and soot, will buildup inside the chimney or flue pipe. These byproducts are very flammable and so, must b ...
Sealing the chimney flashingChimneys
Finding leaks in the ceiling in the area near the chimney, most often means that there is a problem with your chimney flashing. It is simple to make a few adjustments to the flashing to solve the leakage problem.
Sealing with caulk
The caul ...
About chimney removalChimneys
Usually, the process of removing a chimney should be done by professionals, because they have the proper tools and knowledge to finish the job safe and right. If your budget doesn't allow you to hire professionals, you could do this task also, wi ...
Chimney flashing maintenanceChimneys
Regular maintenance is required to keep the chimney flashing in proper shape. The chimney flashing is an important part of the roof because it protects the roof from damage caused by water.
Checking if the roof and chimney ...
Repairing metal chimney capsChimneys
A metal chimney cap is important because it acts like a small roof for the chimney top. Regardless of the material the chimney cap is made of, it is still possible for weather factors to damage it, denting or cracking it. The repairing process is ...
Removing a bird from a chimney pipeChimneys
Sometimes, a bird can get caught inside the chimney pipe. You must remove the bird without harming it or damaging the chimney pipe.
Tools and materials
Making a ...
Flue liners affect chimney draftChimneys
The chimney draft is affected by the size and material of the flue liner. When replacing a flue liner or building a new chimney, you must have the correct dimensions not to affect the chimney draft.
A flue liner with the proper d ...