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What is an Ahren-Fireplace?

When it comes to fireplace restoration, there’s only one name that we trust year after year. Using Ahren-Fire Masonry Fireplace Restoration System, we are able to improve fireplace safety and performance, restore function as well as beauty, and bring up the value of...

Don’t Leave Chimney Leaks Unattended

Whether you’ve had an official diagnosis of a leaky chimney, or you simply see signs of a leak, the chimney needs to be addressed right away. If it hasn’t been seen by a professional yet, schedule an appointment. If you have a report and a repair plan, do not put this...

Popular Gas Fireplace Appliances

Gas fires are becoming more common among homeowners, business owners, and even within the hospitality industry in hotels and inns. Because of their compact size and newest technologies gas fireplaces can even be installed in apartments and condos. If you’re looking to...

Common Gas Fireplace Issues

Gas fires are a popular option among homeowners because they are versatile in style and capacity, they’re easy to install and extremely convenient to use. You might have a gas fireplace because you live in a small space such as a condo, you’ve converted from wood, or...

Why A Chimney Sweep is Important

This time of year you hear a lot about fire safety. It’s not only those who have a fireplace that may experience a fire this winter. Winter has the highest frequency and severity of fires of the year for many reasons. First, homeowners are using heat for their homes,...

Why We Recommend Chimney Waterproofing

For all our customers in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, we recommend chimney waterproofing. In order to maintain the longest chimney life that is safest and most efficient, preventing water penetration and damage is paramount. Water and Chimneys Perhaps the worst...

What You Should Know About Chimney Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are about 53,600 house fires reported each year of which the primary cause is heating equipment. The leading contributing factor to these fires is one thing: failure to clean. The primary heating...

We Repair and Replace Chimney Caps

The chimney cap is the first defense for your chimney—against weather, animals, and debris. When it’s designed well and installed correctly, it offers protection for your flue for many years. However, many times, caps are made with cheap materials or installed...