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Fireplace Accessories to Protect Your Home

November 15, 2017

Having a fireplace in your home can be a wonderful thing. Whether you want more localized heat in an area of your home or you just want the ambiance of a glow from a warm fire, having a fireplace adds value and aesthetics. But having a fireplace without the appropriate accessories can spell disaster for […]

How to Clean Your Fireplace Bricks

November 10, 2017

With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably concerned about how your home is going to look when your family arrives for a visit. The fireplace is the center of attention during such a chilly time of year, and we all want to gather around the flames to warm ourselves. A fireplace also presents […]

What is a Fireplace Insert?

October 27, 2017

With the temperatures dropping here in Maryland, you may begin to think about preparing your fireplace for use this winter. If you have an existing traditional fireplace, you may want to at least consider whether or not a fireplace insert could be beneficial for your home. Fireplace inserts can make existing fireplaces more functional, efficient, […]

How Much is a Cord of Wood?

October 12, 2017

Back in the 1600’s, wood was sold in bundles and tied with a cord. As such, the unit of measurement called a cord came into being. However, cords were smaller back then, due to the limit of how much a single person could carry. These days, the cord has changed in its specifications. Because wood […]

Can I Have a Fireplace Installed in Maryland?

October 6, 2017

There are many factors to consider before you start to think about installing a fireplace in your home. A Maryland fireplace installation comes with steps and situations that can complicate the process—don’t let this discourage you! A fireplace is a beautiful and welcoming addition to your home in whichever room you decide to place it. […]

Have Your Fireplace Inspected Soon

September 14, 2017

With fall right around the corner here in Maryland, it’s time to start planning ahead! If you have a fireplace in your home it would be wise to have it inspected before building a fire in it for the first time this fall. Over the spring and summer months environmental damage, debris, even animals can […]

Ellicott City Fireplace Repair Service

September 8, 2017

Whether you’re looking to update your fireplace or repair a chimney that’s seen better days, getting professional help is vital. Your fireplace and chimney need to be structurally sound and in good shape. It might not seem important, but having repairs done when problems arise helps to prevent fires and damage to your home or […]

How to Properly Season Firewood

August 25, 2017

While storing firewood may seem to be as simple as stacking what logs you can find, it truly is much more complicated of a process. That said, by following some simple steps you can get the best, properly seasoned firewood for your home’s fireplace. Here’s how to properly season firewood. Why is Seasoning Firewood Important? […]

Cracks in Fireplace Bricks

August 4, 2017

Have you noticed if your fireplace has developed a crack or two in some of its bricks? This damage is something you need to address promptly in order to protect your home from the potential fire hazard these cracks cause. Here’s what it will take to repair the cracks in your fireplace, and why it’s […]

Maryland Fireplace Installation

July 7, 2017

In the heat of the summer most people aren’t thinking about having a fireplace installed in their home, but fall follows summer. In Maryland it can sometimes fell like it comes literally overnight! If you are planning on having a fireplace installed in your home, summer is a great time to get started! There are several […]