Extend your chimney's life by fixing leaky, crumbling mortar joints.
When installing skylights in our living room in Atlanta, Ga., we discovered some rot that led to us having to demo and reframe around our fireplace. I’m happy to say…
Indoor fireplaces don't work well in superinsulated houses, so these California homeowners decided to meet their nostalgic need for a wood burner by putting it on the covered patio.
Removing a corroded anode, more talk about wet basements, recommendations for clear wood finishes, and deciding whether or not wood-burning fireplaces are safe in today’s homes.
Give a metal chimney a historic look with brick veneer.
Energy Nerd: The possible remedies are all imperfect.
Chimneys, furnaces, venting, fans, spray foam, house wrap, and how they affect home energy use.
Avoid using an oil or latex paint; try a vapor-permeable mineral-based paint.
Lead flashing keeps water out and protects masonry.
The stack effect may be pulling conditioned indoor air through gaps and up the flue.
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