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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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

Should I Build an Outdoor Fire-pit or Fireplace?

July 13, 2017

Adding a fire-pit or fireplace to your outdoor space can provide hours of enjoyment during the spring, summer, and fall months. By adding a heat source to your patio, you can extend the amount of time you can enjoy it every year. But how do you decide whether a fire-pit, or fireplace, is the best […]