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What is Chimney Flashing and Why is it Important?

Fireplaces may be pure pleasure on wintry days, but a chimney leak can dampen the positive vibes. To help avoid unnecessary woes, good questions to find answers to are what is chimney flashing and why is it important? A chimney leak is a common reason why chimney repair is needed, and a chimney flashing issue […] Read more

What You Need To Know About Chimney Brick Repair

Have you noticed any problems with the brick-and-mortar that makes up your chimney? Perhaps some staining is evident along the side of your masonry? Or maybe there are obvious cracks and gaps? Perhaps you’re even missing a few bricks. Do these problems mean you need to completely rebuild your chimney? Here are the things you […] Read more

It’s Not To Late For a Chimney Inspection & Cleaning

Chimney cleaning companies often talk about the right time to schedule a yearly cleaning and inspection. Typically, the suggestion we recommend is to have your chimney looked at in the early fall. This proactive step will help you to get ahead of any unforeseen issues before you go to use your fireplace for the first […] Read more

Deck the Halls, Not Your Fireplace!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly…you know the rest. Decorating for the holidays can be fun, especially when you get the entire family involved. Turning your living spaces into a winter wonderland worthy of a full-page spread in your favorite magazine is a truly magical experience. While the previously mentioned carol is known by […] Read more

How Dampers Reduce Energy Consumption

With fuel prices in what seems like a constant flux, is there anything a homeowner can do to reduce energy consumption? The answer might be simpler than you think. Basic ways to reduce energy consumption Before the weather turns excessively cold, there are several relatively inexpensive things you can do to save on your monthly […] Read more

Prepare Your Fireplace for Winter

With colder weather making its way across our region, many homeowners are anxious to start using their fireplaces. However, there are a few things you need to do to properly prepare your fireplace for winter. These are tips we share with all of our Dubuque Fireplace and Patio customers, and ones that will ensure your […] Read more

Why You Should Only Use Seasoned Wood In Your Fireplace

If you’re a novice fireplace user, you may think that any old wood will do when you want to build a cozy fire. Or, maybe you think you can throw any flammable object into the fireplace to get things started. However, it’s crucial that you know the right wood to use in your fireplace for […] Read more

Benefits of a Wood-Burning Fireplace

It’s wonderful that some things never change, like the splendor of sunsets and the welcome coolness of fall after a hot summer. Appreciation for the benefits of a wood-burning fireplace is also an enduring sentiment. One generation after another prefers to burn wood in a fireplace, though gas heating appliances have their conveniences. Read on […] Read more

Fall Gas Fireplace Maintenance Paves the Way for Winter Bliss

Swedish psychologists conducted a study and identified the evident joys and emotional benefits of using a fireplace in winter. But before getting too caught up in the sentimentality of cozy fires, safety recommends first thinking of fall as the time for gas fireplace maintenance. Below, learn more about the pure pleasures of gas fireplaces and […] Read more

Why and How to Pick the Perfect Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces have become must-have features among home buyers. Not sure how to pick the perfect outdoor fireplace? No problem because we’ve got your answers here. Dubuque Fireplace & Patio has a variety of outdoor fireplaces for you to choose from, and we offer professional installation. A few reasons for the enduring outdoor fireplace fad […] Read more

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