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Can I Paint My Chimney or Is It Unsafe?

Can I Paint My Chimney or Is It Unsafe?

With summer weather, holidays and potentially some extra free time, it’s a popular season to tackle home improvement projects you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s cleaning up the garage, staining the deck, or looking at what could use a fresh coat of paint. But many homeowners ask themselves “can I paint my chimney?” The answer […]

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The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces for Your Home

The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces for Your Home

When you think of your dream home, chances are you envision one with a cozy fireplace to sit around, basking in the glow. But not every home is built for a traditional fireplace – which meant you had to keep dreaming. Until now! The benefits of an electric fireplace mean homeowners of all types can […]

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Chimney Caps Prevent Animals in Chimneys

Chimney Caps Prevent Animals in Chimneys

A chimney is a critical part of your home’s safety to vent out harmful smoke byproducts of a fire. Because it needs to have an open end, it creates a unique problem – animal invaders looking for refuge often find it by hiding inside the chimney. It’s common to find animals in chimneys, nesting or […]

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Do You Qualify for the New Wood & Pellet Heater Tax Credit?

Do You Qualify for the New Wood & Pellet Heater Tax Credit?

Updating your home with a new wood or pellet heater is a great way to add new charm to your property and fight back against the freezing winter. Thanks to new legislation signed at the end of 2020, you can also get a significant credit back on your tax return for the upgrade, too! Read […]

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Wood Stove Heating for Your Home: Tips to Improve Your Heating Efficiency

Wood Stove Heating for Your Home: Tips to Improve Your Heating Efficiency

The idea of heating with a wood stove is appealing for several different reasons. Certainly, the icy cold of wintertime brings heating your home to the forefront of your mind, and to the top of your priority list. Whether your motivation is environmental, aesthetic, or cost savings, wood stove heating can improve your heating efficiency […]

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Building a Fireplace Fire the Right Way

Building a Fireplace Fire the Right Way

The first snow has fallen for the season here in Michigan, and that means fireplaces are being prepped for another cold season. A fire in your fireplace doesn’t happen spontaneously (which is probably a good thing!) so that means you need to know the right techniques for building a fireplace fire. Read on to learn […]

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Common Old Chimney Problems in Aging & Historic Homes

Common Old Chimney Problems in Aging & Historic Homes

There is something alluring about an old home. The craftsmanship, the attention to detail, the design and architecture are certainly something to behold. However, all the charm takes a back seat when old chimney problems exist. Here are the most common old chimney problems that should be addressed in aging and historic homes. No Chimney […]

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Tips for Buying a New House with a Fireplace

Tips for Buying a New House with a Fireplace

When you’re buying a new house there are few things that can give the promise of warmth, peace and even romance like a fireplace can. When you walk into a room with a fireplace it’s hard not to envision curling up on a cool evening next to a crackling fire. Whether it’s large wood-burning fireplace […]

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FAQs About Chimney & Fireplaces for Your Home

FAQs About Chimney & Fireplaces for Your Home

Cold weather is approaching which means we’re turning to our fireplaces for heat and comfort. Despite their common use for centuries, there are plenty of mysteries surrounding the use and maintenance of a fireplace. There are many FAQs about chimney and fireplaces that we answer all the time – so we put together some information […]

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Home Carbon Monoxide Risks: How to Stay Safe This Fall!

Home Carbon Monoxide Risks: How to Stay Safe This Fall!

As fall approaches and hot days begin to run cold, homeowners will be turning to their fireplaces, furnaces and other combustion-based appliances. The convenience offered by these appliances can’t be overstated, but it’s important that you understand the potential carbon monoxide risks of any gas-based or burning appliance in your home. Learn more about carbon […]

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