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!
It’s that time of year again! Soon the leaves will begin to change color and the temperature will begin to get cooler. Evenings will once again be spent surrounding the warm fireplace with friends. If you’ve kept up with your maintenance, of course. It’s undeniable that a well maintained fireplace and chimney takes care of […]
Crumbling bricks? Cummins Restorations is here to help! In this article we will take a closer look at what causes bricks to crumble, if and how damaged bricks can be repaired, and tips for maintaining the longevity of your brick wall, chimney, or home. Why Are My Bricks Crumbling? There are several reasons your bricks […]
Your chimney plays an important role in your home. Not only does it provide functional warmth and comfort. But it also enhances the value of your home, emulating a luxurious charm. And just like anything of value, regular maintenance and repair are necessary to keep your chimney lasting for generations. Failure to maintain the structure […]
Oh, Summer! Warmer weather, longer days, and…mild to severe thunderstorms. Believe it or not, these Summer storms can actually damage the exterior of your home, including your chimney, just as much as harsh winter weather! These storms bring rain, high winds, lightning, debris, and sometimes even hail with them. So what chimney damage should you […]
Chimney leaks are a common occurrence, and there are actually a multitude of reasons why your chimney may be leaking. But no matter the cause, additional moisture in your chimney can lead to irreversible damage or even structural issues that can take years to fix. To help you identify what may be causing your leaky […]
Ensuring your chimney and fireplace are ready to go before the frost comes in makes for a smooth seasonal transition.
Having a fireplace and chimney is both a privilege, and a huge responsibility on the homeowner. Lack of proper care and maintenance can not only be expensive to repair, but can also lead to devastating fires. Luckily, there are plenty of actions you can take to preserve the life of your chimney, and keep your […]
As Fall and Winter are the prime times for enjoying your fireplace and chimney, it’s only natural that Spring and Summer are the months to ensure these features are ready for the cooler weather.