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Repair Stone Chimney vs Brick: What’s Easier to Maintain

Repair Stone Chimney vs Brick

Repair a stone chimney is similar to repairing a brick and mortar chimney. Stone chimneys are made of large stones that are held together by mortar. It’s easy to think that stone chimneys do not deteriorate as quickly as brick and mortar chimneys due to the less porous nature of stones. Though the stones are […]

How a Fireplace Heat Shield Provides Benefits to Your Home

How a Fireplace Heat Shield Provides Benefits to Your Home

Fireplace heat shields in Illinois can help the home stay warmer than without a fireplace heat shield. But why install a fireplace heat shield in the first place? Many fireplaces over time develop gaps, cracks and deteriorate over time. If you use the fireplace often and have decided that getting the chimney and fireplace cleaned […]

Chimney Brick Repair: Before Another Storm Hits

This has been a bit of a rough summer with the rain storms and high winds. It has resulted in numerous homes needing brick chimney repair. Now, that’s not to say those with stone chimneys or chimney’s made of siding don’t need repair, because they certainly do. Let’s talk about what goes into a brick […]

What do Homeowners Need to Know About the Art of Chimney Tuckpointing

We all know what tuckpointing is all about. You can check your brick or stone home at anytime searching for missing mortar. That’s fairly easy. However, how often do you check the chimney, the highest point on your home? With the chimney braving all of the Chicago elements such as rain, high wind, hail, snow, […]

Are There Ghosts in My Chimney?

As the children walked home from a fruitful night of trick or treating, they looked up at the sky to  admire the full moon on Halloween night. It’s large size and red-tint color brightened up the cloudless sky. The night sky seemed to place the children in a trance as their hands slowly, almost in […]

The Hardships of Being Chimney Tall. It’s Always First.

Our team of chimney technicians continue to be hard at work cleaning and inspecting chimney’s after the winter months. Winter can be hard on all of us, but it’s hardest on the chimney. The chimney is the tallest point on the house, it’s the first to get rained on, the first to break the wind, […]

Growing Green on the Chimney

Yup, we’re talking about weeds and other growing plants and undesirable plants growing directly out of and on the chimney. What are they? And is it a good idea to have decorative plants on the chimney? Here are a couple of questions we’ve received over the past couple of years. With spring coming soon, (especially […]

Chimney Repairs? Know Who You’re Hiring.

Heavy rains and high winds are the perfect ingredients for a deteriorating chimney.  Chimney repair companies know you can’t get on the roof to inspect the chimney, and they also know that you are unfamiliar with chimney repair issues. That’s probably why you get a plethora of direct mail, email and phone calls every spring […]

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