2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St. Paul’

5 Potential Repairs Your Chimney May Need

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Your chimney is a vital part of your home. Without it, using your fireplace wouldn’t exactly be possible or safe. But even with a chimney in your home, you might encounter problems. Those problems are often going to require expert chimney repair in St. Paul, MN.

We encourage everyone to schedule a chimney inspection each year. This is because it gives you and your technician a chance to find these issues and address them early. But, even if you didn’t schedule an inspection this season, our team is still here to help.

Here are some common chimney repairs that people throughout the area find themselves facing.

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You Can Schedule a Chimney Inspection Today

Monday, December 20th, 2021

This is one of the busiest seasons of the year. You want to be able to just use your fireplace without having to think about it. You opened the damper and made sure you are using the system right and that should be the end of it. We understand the sentiment. And we want you to know that a chimney inspection is going to help ensure that you can use this part of your home without any hassle.

We know that stopping to get a chimney inspection can seem like a hassle but it is well worth your time. Why? We will explain the reasons why scheduling a chimney inspection in St. Paul, MN now is your best course of action here.

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Your Fireplace

Monday, December 6th, 2021

It is the best time of the year to use your fireplace. Whether you have a gas-powered one or a wood-burning one, this part of your home can make everything warmer and cozier on the coldest of days.

Nothing can ruin a nice cozy evening near the fireplace faster than a safety hazard. Unfortunately, as more people start using their fireplaces, more people also discover the different ways something can go wrong with their fireplace.

We want you to enjoy the next several months of using your fireplace without any stress. That’s why we want to review some vital safety tips for using your fireplace and chimney.

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5 Reasons to Add a Fireplace To Your Home

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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A fireplace can take any room in your home and add the extra something to it–not to mention how much warmer it can make your indoor space. As we start heading into the cooler months of the year, you may find yourself wondering if it is worthwhile to add a fireplace to your home.

If you ask us, we’d say it might be. Sadly, not every home is built to accommodate a fireplace and chimney. However, if yours is, and you want a fireplace, we are more than happy to help. There are plenty of reasons why getting a fireplace installation in St. Paul, MN is a great idea.

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What Are Spalling Bricks?

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Having a chimney that is made with masonry is something that a lot of people love. We love them too–they are quite visually enjoyable, after all. Even chimneys that are on the older side can still be pleasing to the eye. But a “vintage” look can sometimes actually be a sign of a problem.

If you have a chimney with bricks that are in bad shape, it may mean that you need to schedule chimney repair in St. Paul, MN. This is especially important if you notice spalling bricks on your chimney.

Here is what you need to know about getting chimney repairs for problematic masonry.

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6 Reasons to Choose a Gas Fireplace

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Maybe you’ve been hemming and hawing about ditching your wood-burning fireplace. Or perhaps you are simply trying to decide if adding a gas fireplace to the house is a good idea. Whatever your situation you are finding yourself wondering if that gas fireplace installation is worth it.

Switching or installing a gas fireplace in your home is a big decision and we can help. Here we’ve provided some of the reasons you may want to decide to get a gas fireplace. If you choose to go this route, our team is ready and waiting to help with your gas fireplace installation in Minneapolis, MN.

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Your Damper Is Important All Year Long

Monday, August 16th, 2021

The way that the modern fireplace and chimney are set up ensures you can enjoy this part of your home without it posing a risk to your health or safety. This is a far cry from fireplaces throughout history that left smokey residue on ceilings and filled rooms with harmful gas.

Part of the reason that fireplaces are so much safer and more reliable now is due to the way they are structured. A vital part of this structure is the damper. The role the damper plays in your use of your fireplace is a highly important one. This makes it just as important to make sure to address issues with your damper with prompt chimney repair in St. Paul, MN.

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When Do You Need a Chimney Inspection?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

The chimney might appear flawless from the outside, but it may be hiding all manners of critical repairs on the inside. So how does a person with an untrained eye know when it’s time for a chimney repair?  

A quick chimney inspection from an expert will reveal potential problems that need to be looked into. In some cases, the professional may use a camera scan of the inside walls of the chimney to reveal areas that need urgent repairs. 

So when should you schedule a chimney inspection? As a general rule, you should schedule a chimney inspection twice every year (because of soot and creosote buildup).  However, you should sign up for an inspection right away if you notice the following 5 signs. 

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What Fireplace Do You Want For Your Home?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

gas-fireplace-insertYou finally got the house that you have been dreaming of and everything is settling down at last. The boxes are unpacked and the house is set up but there is something missing. A nice fireplace would be the perfect addition to your home! But installing a fireplace into a home that didn’t have one previously is no task for the untrained.

If you are looking to add a fireplace to your home, you’ll need to reach out to us for a fireplace installation in St. Paul, MN. We can work with you to determine the best possible placement for your new system and get it installed effectively and neatly. All you will need to do is decide what type of fireplace you are looking for.

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Don’t Forget to Have Your Chimney Cleaned

Monday, August 31st, 2020

chimney-cleaningWe know that summer is still in full swing and no one in the area is thinking about lighting up a hearty fire in their fireplace for a while. This makes now the perfect time to get your chimney cleaned! When you don’t need the use of your fireplace and your chimney, it means that you don’t have to worry about interrupting the warmth in your home to safely clean your chimney and provide chimney repair in St. Paul, MN if they are needed.

If you haven’t gotten your chimney cleaning taken care of just yet, don’t delay getting it done! You don’t want to get caught with a dirty chimney when you really want to be enjoying a nice warm fire.

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