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Purpose of Chimney Flashing

The chimney system is made up of many parts—some are built along with the system (flue, firebox, smoke chamber), others are added components (chimney cap, flashing). Every single part of the chimney system is essential no matter when it was built or what brand of...

Schedule a Masonry Repair

After a long winter, your chimney may have taken on masonry damage caused by precipitation and freezing temperatures. If you leave the damages alone, you may find your masonry damage worsen and lead to chimney leaks. A chimney leak can lead to serious damage...

The Importance of a Dryer Vent Cleaning

How you treat your home will determine how well it works —not just your roof and gutters, but your appliances too. The clothes dryer is a popular household appliance. It’s expensive, and it should last you a decade when cared for properly. However, when it is...

Chimney Masonry and Stonework Repair

Most homeowners are about to close up their fireplace and chimney system for the season. Now is the perfect time to consider all the work you’ve been putting off this winter concerning your chimney. Our bricklayers at Northwest Fireplace and Chimney are experienced...

Negative Effects of Chimney Water Damage

Spring is the time of year that water damage is seems to be the most prominent. Because much of the chimney system is hidden, a homeowner might not notice a leak until it has lasted awhile. In fact, by the time visible signs of a chimney leak are apparent, there is...

The Purpose of Chimney Caps

Chimney caps don’t just make your roof look good. It doesn’t just compliment your chimney’s shape and give it a clean and beautiful look. Your chimney cap, along with all the other parts of your chimney system, is very important for proper and safe function. When the...