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Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home

Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home

Discover the warmth & charm that comes with owning a fireplace! There are numerous benefits to having a fireplace in your home. A fireplace is a delightful addition to any living space!  Reducing costs on your energy bills  Fireplaces offer a cost-effective solution for your energy...

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Visit Our NEW Showroom

Visit Our NEW Showroom

Our new showroom is open! The Lakeview showroom serves as a showcase for fireplaces, stoves, & inserts offering a diverse range of products and options for our customers. Our selection encompasses gas fireplaces, freestanding gas stoves, freestanding wood stoves, wood-burning fireplace...

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Why is Smoke Pouring into My Home from My Fireplace?

Why is Smoke Pouring into My Home from My Fireplace?

When you start having smoke pouring into your home from your fireplace, it is important to figure out what the problem is.  Lakeview’s CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweeps can help.  Here are a few items to review. Am I burning green or wet wood?  Wood that has a high moisture content...

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Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned  To remove the built-up lint and nesting materials. Lint and nesting materials can build up and can be a fire hazard.  If they are not removed, they can ignite and start a fire in the dryer vent. Each year there are around 2,900 clothes...

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Ways to Prevent Chimney Leaks

Ways to Prevent Chimney Leaks

With a little preventive and annual maintenance, you can help prevent your chimney from leaking. Maintain your chimney crown or your chase cover All masonry chimneys should have a concrete crown at the top of the chimney.  If you have a metal chimney, this part is made of metal and is...

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WHY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT IN THE SPRING

WHY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT IN THE SPRING

There are a few reasons why spring is the best time to have your chimney inspected and swept.  For starters, you are not actively using your chimney so that makes it convenient for you as a homeowner.   It is better not to procrastinate when it comes to your chimney.  Cracked...

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Questions to Ask Your Certified Chimney Sweep

Questions to Ask Your Certified Chimney Sweep

Before hiring a company to work on your chimney, you will want to make sure that they are professionally qualified. Are your sweeps certified? In the state of Minnesota, chimney sweeps are not required to be certified so that means that you must do your own research before hiring a chimney...

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What to Expect During a Chimney Inspection / Sweep

What to Expect During a Chimney Inspection / Sweep

You will receive an automatic text message reminder the day before your appointment as a reminder. We will call you when we are on our way, giving you our name, when we expect to arrive, and will ask you where you want us to park. After introducing ourselves, we will remove our shoes or wear

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What are fireplace inserts?

What are fireplace inserts?

What is a fireplace insert? A fireplace insert is a fireproof metal housing box with an insulated glass front, which makes it a closed combustion system, and that is installed into an existing masonry fireplace. Fireplace inserts are available in Wood or Gas (Natural Gas or Liquid...

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Why are Pieces of Brick Falling off my Chimney?

Why are Pieces of Brick Falling off my Chimney?

Bricks or pieces of brick laying on the ground or on your roof near your chimney likely means that there are issues with your chimney that should be addressed.  The Chimney Crown vs. Chimney Cap: Sometimes the chimney crown is incorrectly referred to as a chimney cap. We...

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Fireplaces: Gas vs. Wood vs. Electric

Fireplaces: Gas vs. Wood vs. Electric

Why should I install a fireplace? A fireplace is a great addition to your home as a supplemental or backup heating source. Fireplaces are also commonly used to adjust or improve the ambiance and aesthetics of your living space. Often, when remodeling a home for resale, the owners will add a gas...

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Anatomy of a Chimney

Anatomy of a Chimney

Understanding the different parts of your chimney, and what they do, will help you make good decisions on the care and maintenance of your chimney.  Lakeview employs CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Sweeps & Inspectors to help you take care of your chimney needs and...

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FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Claim your 26% Tax Credit on Qualified Wood Burning Appliances! Contact Lakeview today to take advantage of this Federal Tax Credit!Learn more!