Why to install a chimney capChimneys
Many of those who own a chimney think whether or not to purchase a chimney cap.
The chimney cap or crown is a small, usually square metal device that is attached to the chimney top.
A chimney cap will prevent w ...
Chimney cap repairChimneys
A chimney cap should be regularly cleaned and repaired if necessary. Keeping the chimney cap in good shape helps protect your chimney over time.
First of all you have to lay a tarp over the area where you will be working on for ...
About chimney flue cleaningChimneys
Unless you live in a place where it's always cold, the best thing you can do when autumn is near is to clean the chimney flue. You should right down the dimensions and shape of the chimney flue and then go to the hardware store, to buy brushes an ...
Stainless steel chimney cap advantagesChimneys
If you wish to purchase a chimney cap, your best choice is the stainless steel type. It not only is a functional way of keeping small animals, birds, rain, snow and debris from entering the chimney but it is also a decorative element for the roof ...
Insulating a chimney flueChimneys
Insulating a chimney flue is important to maintain the safety of your home and family when you use the chimney.
Reasons to insulate flue
Sudden temperature changes can damage the chimney, and cause cracking or even breaking of bricks or eve ...
Round chimney cap advantagesChimneys
There are many upsides of using round chimney caps. They come in a multitude of sizes, styles and designs but also deffer by quality.
The chimney cap keeps small animals like squirrels, birds, bats from entering the chimney ...
Chimney brush typesChimneys
Chimney brushes are the main tools used to clean chimney flues. When cleaning the flue you must use the right sized, and proper shaped tools for the job.
Chimney brushes can be made of metal wire or polypropylene. Depending o ...
About chimney sweepingChimneys
Nowadays, the need to hire a professional chimney sweeper is certainly much lower than it once was. A chimney sweeper now must also help maintain the fireplace and other systems that use oil, natural gas or even wood, in a proper state.
Installing a chimney cap screen coverChimneys
A chimney cap prevents byproducts like ashes from blowing out through the chimney and keeps water, snow and other external factors from entering the chimney. Installing a screen cover for the chimney cap is a relatively easy task to accomplish if ...
Chimney pipe cleaningChimneys
The process of cleaning a chimney pipe is very important. Keeping your chimney pipe clean helps avoid fire hazards. You can do this task by yourself and save some money, or hire a professional chimney sweeper to do the job for you.
Tools and m ...