Fireplaces are popular at home and social gatherings, but the the end of the heating season doesn't mean you can't enjoy the allure of a flickering fire. There are many fireplace options for your garden, deck or patio, or even on the beach, to extend your outdoor hours or to add ambiance to a summer evening.
Different venting options make it possible to have a fireplace or fireplace insert or stove in your home, no matter what type of home you have. Gas appliances fall into a few general types, depending on how they receive air to feed the fire and how they vent combustion products (exhaust).
Have you had a fire in your chimney? Any chimney fire is dangerous and can damage your home.But not all chimney fires are noisy and frightening. It is possible for a slow burning chimney fire to damage your flue without you even realizing it. A chimney inspection can spot the tell-tale signs of a hidden chimney fire and find the damage to the chimney or liner.
Read ten tips from the EPA's Burn Wise program. Did you know that by changing the way you burn wood you can save money, reduce air pollution and protect your health? Here are a few simple tips to make your fire burn hotter, keep your wallet fatter and keep your local air cleaner and healthier.
Why Reline Your Chimney? A chimney liner, or flue, is the inner portion of a chimney that contains and channels the products of combustion. Most masonry chimneys are constructed with an inner liner of clay tiles. In some cases an original clay tile liner was never installed. In others, the tile lining may have cracked, crumbled and deteriorated over time- water damage, chimney fires, or just age can cause the deterioration of a clay liner.
Rockford Chimney Supply is pleased to offer our new smooth wall flexible chimney liner. The smooth interior gives you 20% better airflow than corrugated liner. It's made of high quality 316ti stainless steel, so it's suitable for use with any fuel source. And it works with all our round liner connectors and components, so you can use it for any round liner application.
Summer is a great time of year, and there's still lots of time for summer fun. But when the weather is nice, it's also the best time to check on your chimney and chase cover to make sure everything is in good condition, and make repairs if needed. Then sit back and enjoy the rest of your summer safely.
This is the time of the year when most of your home's maintenance is done, especially on your roof and to your chimney. Have you checked your chase cover lately? Don't wait as you know once summer gets going we tend to become busy with vacations, BBQ's, social events, yard work and the list goes on. Let Rockford Chimney help with your repair needs.
May is the time of year when most of us have ended the burning season. With that in mind be sure to clean and inspect your chimney. Any repairs that may arise should be corrected over the next couple months.
With spring approaching, Rockford Chimney is reminding homeowners to make sure their chimneys don't become home to raccoons. To a raccoon, a chimney without a secure cap is a perfect nursery to raise the young born this time of year. Raccoons look for tall structures they can enter from the top with protected interiors where mother and young will be safe from predators.