The NAHB recently completed a survey, What Home Buyers Really Want, polled 4,000 homebuyers who have recently purchased or plan to purchase a home in the next three years to determine the most desirable features. Fireplaces were ranked by almost half of all participants as a desirable feature with 48% rating a wood-burning fireplace [...]
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If you’re like most Americans, you probably do laundry at least a couple of times a week. And that number could be higher if you have children. It has been reported that a typical family of four in the United States averages 300 loads of laundry annually which comes up to about 5 loads of [...]
Do you want a tip that can save you a lot of trouble and money in the future? It might not be a hot stock tip but a putting a chimney cap on your chimney can save you a bundle. You’re probably asking yourself why install a chimney cap? The real question is why [...]
Is your chimney leaking and you don’t know why? You may have just had your roof fixed and you were assured that it wouldn’t leak – so why is it leaking? You might be looking for the leak in all the wrong places. We get calls from homeowners who have experienced water leakage from their [...]
They say that a picture can say a thousand words, but sometimes the right picture taken in the right place can be save you thousands of dollars. While a Level 1 chimney inspection only requires a visual inspection, in some cases our certified chimney technicians need to take a closer look at the problem such [...]
If you haven’t done it yourself then you probably know someone who has, more and more Americans are flipping a home these days. According to Mashvisor.com, the beginning of 2019 saw the market decline by 2% as 49,059 single family homes and condos flipped in the market. And while this is a 3-year low; the [...]
Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning could easily be mistaken for common ailments like being too tired (headaches) or too much working out (muscle soreness) or getting up too quickly (dizziness). Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear and odourless toxic gas that won’t make your eyes water or won’t irritate your throat that [...]
Whether you are a new homeowner or have owned your home for years, most of us take on all of those home repair projects in the summer on our vacations. Building that deck, painting the house or a long overdue kitchen renovation, we tend to take on these projects when we have the extra time. [...]
Whether you’re remodeling your entire home or performing fireplace repairs; you’ll probably want your new fireplace to match your new interior design. Nothing makes the space feel cozier than a fireplace. Nowadays you have many options available including modern contemporary, traditional, rustic; you’re only limited by your imagination…and budget! We are seeing more contemporary [...]
Fireplaces can last a lifetime if cared for properly; just ask anyone with an older house. Unlike a prefab factory-made which will last 15-20 years; clay tile liners and cast-in-place liners typically last around 50 years. But they need to be repaired from time to time. When you start noticing water in your fireplace, smoke [...]