Winter is Wisconsin the most grueling time for a home. Insulation is put to the test to keep your family warm. Your chimney’s structural integrity works double-time. Precipitation and debris put your roof and gutters at risk. Not to mention that there is a higher risk for a fire and carbon monoxide leak. Read on to learn the five ways to prep your house for winter. [Read more…] about Five Ways to Prep Your House for Winter
No matter where you live, a fire can start where you least expect it. The National Fire Protection Agency estimates that United States fire departments responded to 355,440 house fires from 2015 to 2016. However, your chimney can also cause a house fire. Here’s what you need to know about chimney fires and protecting your Wisconsin home. [Read more…] about Chimney Fires: How to Protect Your Wisconsin Home
The first chimney we know about dates back to the 12th century. Before that, people placed fire pits in the middle of their dwellings.
Back then, homeowners didn’t really understand how their chimneys worked or why taking care of them was so important. So, even though there was a hole in the roof, the homes were constantly filled with smoke and there was always the danger of the house going up in flames. [Read more…] about How Does a Chimney Work and Why Does it Need Maintenance?
Your chimney is part of your house that you probably don’t give much thought. So, when is the last time you thought about the health of your chimney and whether or not it needs repairs?
Probably never, right?
When was the last time you thought about the condition of your Milwaukee chimney?
Chimneys provide a great design element to your home. Tuckpointing ensures stability and longevity through tough winters and rainy springs. [Read more…] about Why Your Chimney Might Need Tuckpointing