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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 […]

Why We Now Offer Chimney Sweeping Services

June 1, 2017

Fireside stone and patio is now offering chimney sweeping services! In the past, we partnered with a chimney sweeper service and recommended them to our clients. Recently, we decided to deliver these services ourselves instead. We made this change in order to give our clients a chimney sweep of the highest quality so that the […]

Why Should I Build a Fireplace in the Off-Season?

May 26, 2017

The sun is shining, the air is warm, your windows are open and there is a perfect breeze coming in. Who has time to think about adding a fireplace to their home when the weather is perfect now, right? Wrong! Spring and summer can be the best time for you to have a fireplace installed […]

What to do With a Fireplace in the Spring

March 31, 2017

Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be doing with your fireplace during the off-season. Most home-owners will simply leave the fireplace as-is and not bat another eye. Others of us prefer to do a little something extra with our fireplace at the end of the burning season. […]

Wood, Gas, or Electric Fireplace?

March 24, 2017

Everyone has an opinion as to which type of fireplace is best. The truth of the matter is that some types of fireplaces are better suited than others for certain situations, but no one type of fireplace is without a shadow of a doubt the best option for all situations. For this reason, we’ve assembled […]

Why is Creosote Dangerous?

March 9, 2017

09If you own a fireplace, you’ve probably heard of creosote. Most people know creosote is the stuff that clogs up a chimney, but not much more beyond this simple understanding. Creosote is a dangerous substance, but exactly why is it dangerous? We will dive a little deeper into explaining what creosote is, why it is […]