Chimneys

Chimney flashing installation tips
Chimney flashing installation tips
Chimneys
A chimney flashing is used to prevent leaks in the roof around the chimney. Installing this important piece of the roof is easy and doesn't require a professional. There are a few mistakes commonly done. Materials Get all you need from buil ...

Chimney flue extension process
Chimney flue extension process
Chimneys
Sometimes, the chimney flue needs to be extended to create a better draft. This is needed in situations when smoke builds up more than accepted. The flue must be at least 3 feet higher than the roof. Tools and materials needed Hammer Chi ...

Flexible flue liner advantages
Flexible flue liner advantages
Chimneys
Unlike a rigid flue liner, the flexible flue liner contracts and expands depending on the temperature. In many cases, a faulty chimney is so because of the flue. liner. Flue liner installation A flexible flue liner is easier to install beca ...

Chimney cap installation tips
Chimney cap installation tips
Chimneys
To prevent rain, small animals moisture and other things from entering the chimney, you must install a chimney cap. It is a process fairly easy to complete. Cap measurements Make sure you take the right measurements needed to purchase the p ...

Round chimney cap installation tips
Round chimney cap installation tips
Chimneys
A chimney cap is installed in order to protect the chimney and flue liner. You must find out the right measurements for the chimney cap before purchasing anything. Proper cap Caps can be made of copper, stainless steel, steel or aluminum. T ...

Chimney balloon advantages
Chimney balloon advantages
Chimneys
A chimney balloon is used to block the chimney opening when it is not in use. It is made out of heat resistant, durable material and improves the chimney draft and energy efficiency. Flexibility Because some homeowners don't use their chimn ...

Advantages of a chimney fan
Advantages of a chimney fan
Chimneys
A chimney fan is used to provide a proper draft, sucking out smoke. It is placed at the top of the chimney. It has many advantages. Smoke-free The chimney fan draws smoke out of the chimney. This way, the inside of the house is smoke-free, ...

About chimney surround kits
About chimney surround kits
Chimneys
Using chimney surrounds is a great way of adding a more pleasant look to the chimney pipes that are sticking out of the house. They give the chimney a more classic brick and mortar look. Chimney surrounds are made out of galvanized steel and last ...

Chimney fan installation problems
Chimney fan installation problems
Chimneys
There are a few common issues when installing a chimney fan. Many times, installing this device will just cover a problem rather than solve it. You must choose the right type, size and style that will suit your chimney. Hiring a professional to i ...

Stainless steel flue liner installation process
Stainless steel flue liner installation process
Chimneys
Protect your chimney from heat fires and corrosion, installing a stainless steel flue liner. A liner kit can be bought and installed simple and easy. Tools and materials needed Chimney Lining Kit Work Gloves Tape Measure Utility Knif ...