Burlington Fireplace & Solar Blog
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Nothing lasts forever. We often forget that this axiom is as true for chimneys as anything else. Masonry fireplaces are built to last for decades. Over time, they can begin to crumble. Repairing a crumbling chimney can be extremely costly, especially if you wait too long to take action. Building a masonry fireplace requires a significant […]
The cost of converting a home to solar energy has dropped dramatically over the last ten years, and its popularity is surging. A photovoltaic solar panel system is a smart investment that will significantly cut your utility costs. If you are wondering if it’s right for you, read on! We’ve rounded up and answered 10 […]
Chimney leaks are the most common problem we receive calls about. In many cases, faulty chimney flashing is the cause. Chimney flashing is the metal seal that bridges the gap between the chimney and your home’s roof. When it’s in good shape, it prevents water from running down the sides of the stack into your […]
During the spring and summer, many people notice debris falling down their chimney. Leaves, chunks of broken mortar, soot and other debris are familiar sights. What is landing in your fireplace can give you be a clue about what is happening in your chimney. It may be an indicator that your chimney needs repair, or […]
Every year the U.S. has around 100,000 thunderstorms and 25 million lightning strikes. Most of those storms take place in the summer. It isn’t unheard of for lightning to strike a chimney. If this happens to your home, it’s time to call a professional chimney sweep. Chimney Damaged Caused by Lightning Though chimneys are built […]
Severe thunderstorms last year caused power outages from thousands of people in Wisconsin. For many people, it was a catalyst to consider adopting solar power or installing a solar generator. Solar energy is becoming a popular alternative for people throughout the United States and around the world. There are four exciting trends in solar energy […]
Do you spend most summer evenings and weekends outside grilling? Or wish that you would? An outdoor kitchen would be perfect for you! You will have everything that you need for a cookout at your fingertips! Outdoor kitchens are becoming popular throughout the country. Imagine having space outside to prep your meal, cook, and entertain all summer long! […]
There are few things more American than a backyard barbeque. As soon as the weather warms up, we pull out our grills to cookout as much as possible. You can find bargain grills at nearly every grocery store and hardware store in Wisconsin. A cheap grill can get you through a season, but a premium […]
Cookouts and dinner parties are a great way to spend time with those you love while relaxing and cooking in the comfort of your own home. Hang out, pour yourself a drink, and light up the grill, because summer is here and that means we’re cooking outside. While burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and chicken breasts […]
Fire pits are ideal because they conveniently and affordably provide all the joys of outdoor fires. However, fire pits have a potential downside. They will not last long unless they are used and maintained properly. Making sure your fire pit lasts is simple, and helpful tips follow. Buy the Highest Quality Fire Pit When you […]