What Is NFI Certification?

As we head into winter, you are most likely looking to increase the energy efficiency in your home. One of the most popular choices to heat your home more efficiently is a new gas fireplace insert. This energy-saving hearth appliance gives a lot of warmth without...
Is Your Chimney Up to Modern Standards?

Is Your Chimney Up to Modern Standards?

When you live in an older home, making updates to parts of the house is a fact of life. As building codes and safety standards change, so should the appropriate components of your home. One of these components is your chimney. The importance of your chimney being up...
Why Ivy Is Damaging Your Chimney

Why Ivy Is Damaging Your Chimney

You may want to be careful about growing ivy on your masonry chimney, especially if your home was built before 1930. According to Today’s Homeowner, climbing vines can cause devastating damage to the bricks and mortar of the chimney. Before 1930, masons did not mix...