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We Can Protect Your Chimney Against Summer Storms!

Summer storms can damage your chimney as severely as harsh winter weather. Heavy rainfall alone can cause a wide range of issues if it gets into your chimney system. Rain is dangerous to your chimney because moisture is the root cause of most chimney problems. Water damage can easily spread to other areas of your […]

4 Tips for Buying a Wood-Burning Fire Pit

There’s something about outdoor wood fires that changes the atmosphere and the mood of a gathering with friends and family. In the same backyard setting, the likelihood of people being compelled to visit frequently at night is greatly increased if there is a wood-burning fire pit. A fire brings more than heat for the body—somehow […]

7 Facts About Solar Energy That Might Surprise You

You probably know a little about solar energy such as that it derives its energy from the sun and that solar panels most often are installed in an array on people’s roofs. These are only a few of the many facts about this amazing, fast-growing form of energy. Here are seven more solar facts, some […]

Prepare for a Summer with Outdoor Recreational Fires

Summer’s long evenings are ideal for cookouts and campfires with friends and family. An outdoor fireplace creates an intimate atmosphere for a romantic evening with your partner and a cozy setting for a dinner party. A firepit is ideal for block parties and family get-togethers. Nothing beats the flavor of food cooked over open flames. […]

Backyard Recreational Fires – Safety & Info

A fire-burning campout experience in the backyard is a great way to enjoy being under the stars. Safe backyard recreational fires are possible when you have a firepit. Even with quality recreational fire appliances, however, a fun outdoor wood fire can quickly become a mild-to-dreadful disaster. To ensure safety, there are precautions to take, especially […]

Solar Panel Innovation: What’s New in 2019

As solar energy continues its expansion through America and the rest of the world, new innovations that enhance the solar experience continue rolling out. This year will see several cutting-edge advances in the areas of solar panel aesthetics and product improvements. Frameless panels The frames in which solar panels sit are considered by many homeowners […]

Identifying Chimney Discoloration

Unattractive discoloration on your chimney isn’t just an eyesore. It may be the symptom of a serious chimney issue. If it is, you will need to address the underlying problem to restore your chimney. Ignoring the root cause could lead to expensive repairs or dangerous risks. Different issues cause different types of discoloration. We have […]

Fireplace Cleaning Tips for Spring Cleaning

You know it’s time for fireplace spring cleaning in Wisconsin when you see tulips pushing up through un-melted snow or a robin back from winter migration. It feels great to be outdoors in milder temperatures, but chores need doing in the home. A great place to start with spring cleaning is with the wood-burning fireplace, since it’s the dirtiest chore of them all. […]

Springtime: The Perfect Time to Install Solar Panels

If you’re planning to install solar panels this year and tap into the full 30% of the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit  (ITC), the springtime is the perfect time to do it. Here’s why. Winter isn’t ideal for solar panel installation Anyone who’s spent a winter in southeast Wisconsin knows how difficult it is to […]

Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel This Spring

Warm weather is on the horizon. The approach of spring means that the burning season for your fireplace is coming to an end for the year. Your fireplace can continue to be the heart of your home even when there is not a fire crackling in the hearth. Creating a beautiful mantel display is a wonderful way to take advantage of this natural focal […]

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