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Why are my chimney bricks spalling?

Why are my chimney bricks spalling?

eJust like other areas of your home, chimneys too can have different problems and defects, making them less efficient and unsafe to use. One of the most common obstacles you might run into is spalling. Most of the time, spalling is a result of water seeping into the...

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What you need to know about gas fireplaces

What you need to know about gas fireplaces

One of the most effective ways to decide if a product will work for you is to ask questions about it. And when it comes to gas fireplaces, there can be plenty of questions to ask. With that in mind, we have answered some of the most pressing questions prospective gas...

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How to Assess and Repair a Leaking Chimney

How to Assess and Repair a Leaking Chimney

Well, it’s springtime once again and the storms are coming through every couple of days. Most of the time we are thankful for the rain and happy to see our lawns and gardens come back to life, but if you have a leaking chimney it can create a sense of foreboding that...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Refacing Your Fireplace

Everything You Need to Know Before Refacing Your Fireplace

The fireplace in a home is often considered the center piece of the living space. It tends to be a focal point around which we gather to entertain, relax, or enjoy the warmth. Even in those homes where the fireplace is rarely if ever used, it remains a part of the...

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What Type of Fireplace Do I Have and How to Tell

What Type of Fireplace Do I Have and How to Tell

When purchasing items such as gas logs, fireplace doors, screens, or inserts this is a question you should be asked by the person selling them to you. It is an important question because not all accessories or appliances can be used on every fireplace. In fact, most...

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Fireplace Glass Doors, What You Need to Know

Fireplace Glass Doors, What You Need to Know

Fireplace doors and enclosures have been popular additions to the hearth for decades. These accessories can be functional, aesthetic, or both. It is important to note that not all fireplaces can use all doors. Certain fireplaces; such as, air cooled and zero clearance...

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How to Buy Gas Logs or Fire Glass, and What You Need to Know

How to Buy Gas Logs or Fire Glass, and What You Need to Know

With wood burning quickly becoming obsolete, more and more consumers are changing over to gas logs or fire glass systems. For most people; the fireplace is more of a source of ambiance than heat. This article will explain the nuances of each gas log type, and it will...

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Televisions Over Fireplaces

Televisions Over Fireplaces

How you can, and when you shouldn’t…. Okay, okay, okay, we get it. You’ve seen it everywhere right? Everyone wants to do it, but you just can’t shake that nervous feeling about putting your high-end electronics above your high heat producing fireplace. So, what’s the...

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Electric Fireplaces…What’s the big deal?

Electric Fireplaces…What’s the big deal?

Electric fireplaces are quickly becoming the fastest growing segment in the hearth industry. Consumers worldwide have seen them on HGTV, DIY Network, and many other home improvement shows and literature. Featured prominently on websites such as Houzz.com or Pinterest,...

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