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Should I Use my Fireplace with a Baby in the House?

February 13, 2018

Bringing a new baby home comes with so much joy, but it also come with so many worries and fears. New parents worry about everything from feeding, to sleeping, to diapering, to home safety. One thing that is especially concerning for many new parents is using their fireplace with a baby in the home, but […]

Building a Fireplace

January 3, 2018

Building a fireplace is a complicated process with little room for error. Because fireplaces house fires, it is essential for the fireplace to be built with care and precision. Years of experience and expertise are important when selecting a Maryland fireplace supplier. Let’s look a little more closely at how a fireplace is built, so […]

Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Fireplace

December 4, 2017

Having a fireplace in your home adds to the overall aesthetic and provides an alternative heating source for your family. But not all fireplaces are pleasing to the eye, many home’s have existing fireplaces that are outdated, inefficient, and sometimes even unsafe. Let’s look at some easy ways to upgrade your current fireplace to make […]

Five Signs of Fireplace Troubles

November 28, 2017

With colder temperatures quickly descending upon us in Maryland, it’s that time of the year to build our first fire of the season. But there are some things that need to be done in preparation for that first fire. Inspecting your fireplace for any signs of damage is an important part of fireplace maintenance. Cracks […]

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 […]

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, […]

Get Your Chimney Cleaned

October 20, 2017

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America over 20,000 fires occur each year as a direct result of fireplaces and chimneys. These are fires that could easily be prevented with proper fireplace and chimney maintenance. Before firing up your fireplace for the season, it is important to understand what type of maintenance is necessary. […]

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. […]

Choosing Between a Fireplace or Wood Stove

September 22, 2017

As the temperatures begin to drop in the northeast, homeowners are beginning to think about how they’ll keep their home warm throughout the fall and winter. Fireplaces and wood stoves are popular in this area of the country, because they provide both ambiance and warmth to your home on cold, snowy days. But how do […]