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How Tall Should A Chimney Be?

When building a home, restoring an old chimney, or installing a fireplace system, a homeowner will sometimes wonder how tall should a chimney be. After all, a pipe is a pipe as long as the smoke has a way to escape, right? Actually, the answer is more complex than that. Let’s dive into the details... Read more

How To Know Which Cap Is Best For Your Chimney

Each component within your chimney system plays a vital role. However, there’s one in particular that, if it’s missing, is the equivalent of leaving your car windows down during a torrential downpour. We’re talking about your cap. Here’s how to know which cap is best for your chimney. Cap not crown First, we want to... Read more

Can Old Chimneys Be Repaired?

Homes 50 years old and up are dubbed historical structures, and there is value in preserving the charm of aged features. A commonsense question owners of historic homes ask is, can old chimneys be repaired? With rare exception, the answer is yes. The chimney restoration experts at A-1 Chimney Specialist specialize in fixing chimneys on... Read more

Problems Damp Chimney’s Can Cause

A small leak can seem like a minor issue on the surface. To the eye, it may look like it’s not causing too much of a problem. However, water is insidious. It can cause damage quickly and the costs for repair can skyrocket extremely quickly. The last thing you want to be worrying about while... Read more

Everything to Know About Rebuilding A Chimney

As we approach the spring season, you’ll soon start to put together your to-do list of home maintenance projects. One of the areas of your home that you may notice needs repair is your chimney. However, this type of project isn’t to be taken lightly. Today we’re going to go over all of the information... Read more