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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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