The chimney liner is one of the most important components for the safety of your fireplace and chimney. It stops carbon monoxide from seeping through porous bricks and into your home, prevents hot embers in the smoke from slipping through a crack in the flue and igniting combustible materials around the chimney, and absorbs high […]
Chimney repairs during the winter? In days past, this was completely unheard of! But times have changed thanks to the progress made in both techniques and materials. These days, masonry materials that can withstand temperatures below 40 degrees fahrenheit make emergency chimney repairs possible. So while the ideal time to repair your chimney is the […]
Your chimney goes through a lot! Winter storms, daily use during the Winter season, and don’t forget the general degradation that comes with age. Although your chimney may appear to be functioning perfectly, this daily wear and tear still takes its toll. Luckily, there are ways to spot this type of chimney damage before it […]
As we approach the holidays, you may be looking forward to family gatherings, dinners with friends, and special celebrations. If your holidays include having a cozy fire in the fireplace, candles on the table, twinkle lights on the tree, or extra space heaters around the house to warm things up, you’re not alone. For many […]
You love those cozy Winter nights by the fire. But what do you do when you notice cracking and crumbling bricks starting to form in your chimney? Not to worry, Cummins Restorations is here to help! You can still safely enjoy those cozy Winter nights, it will just take a bit of work first. In […]
How much do you know about the various parts of your chimney? Believe it or not, chimneys are made of so many various parts that it can actually be hard to keep track! In order to best maintain and use your chimney, it’s important to understand these different components and how they all operate together. […]
Fireplace season is in full swing, meaning wear and tear on your chimney. Don’t miss the signals, read our top signs your chimney needs repair.
Ensure your chimney is prepared for those cozy evenings beside the fire in the cold months of winter! Winterizing your home includes checking the roof, preventing drafts, and – yes – preparing your chimney. It is vital that your chimney is not only clean, but safe, before igniting those flames. That’s why we have put […]
In this post, we’ll provide you with some valuable information on when you should repair versus replace your chimney.
Before lighting the first fire of the season, you’ll want to take care of some Fall chimney maintenance. Read these tips to get started!