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Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Burning Longer

As Webster, NY, and Western New York weather turns colder, many folks are already lighting their wood-burning fireplace to keep their home warm and comfortable. When the fire burns out after a couple of hours, it’s a mad dash to grab more logs. So, if your fireplace is burning out too quickly for comfort, here are Read more

The Importance of Hiring the Right Chimney Sweep Company

Even though the industry’s lack of regulation has opened it up to scammers using ultra-low pricing as bait, a little research can help to ensure that the care of your fireplace is provided by qualified professionals. The importance of hiring the right chimney sweep is about far more than avoiding dealings with unscrupulous frauds, however. Read more

Spice Up Your Fireplace For Fall

Summer is finally coming to an end and temperatures are slowly cooling down. This means it’s time to swap sweltering days at the pool for cozy nights by your new wood burning fireplace insert. Adding some fun fall decor to your fireplace is a great way to celebrate the season and add a touch of Read more

How To Repair a Brick Chimney

Evidence of chimney problems may lead you to wonder how to repair a brick chimney. You might see unsightly chimney staining, deteriorating mortar, crumbling bricks, damage caused by a likely chimney leak, or any number of other potential chimney problems. The thing to do is to contact qualified chimney sweeps like those at Felgemacher Masonry Read more

Why Schedule a Chimney Inspection Before Fall

Warm summer days are trailing behind and winter is peeking around the corner. To prepare for the coming chill-down, schedule a chimney inspection before fall, you may have heard it said. But why? It’s not merely an annual commercial pitch by industry experts like our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at Felgemacher Masonry + Chimney. Read on Read more

Keep Your Family Safe with These Fire Safety Tips

While most folks feel safest when at home, there is a real hidden danger that catches most people by surprise when it occurs – a house fire. In fact, house fires are more common than many homeowners realize. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a house fire occurs nearly every 90 seconds in Read more

Why Your Fireplace Needs a Screen

Walk down just about any neighborhood in downtown Rochester or Buffalo on a snowy winter day, and you will see puffs of smoke like floating clouds flowing out of chimneys as the scent of burning wood fills the crisp morning air. The warmth of your gas or wood-burning fireplace inside the house will take the Read more

Common Chimney Issues

With proper maintenance and care, your beautiful chimney and fireplace will provide decades of enjoyment in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Unfortunately, due to current economic conditions, some folks in Rochester, NY, skip their annual chimney inspection because their chimney appears in good condition. However, appearances can be deceiving, and many problems can go unnoticed Read more

The Four Most Common Summer Fireplace Myths

Having served the Buffalo-Rochester region since 1953, we know many summer fireplace myths are floating around, especially on the Internet. In this article, we peel back the layers to give you the truth based on our over fifty years of experience in the hearth industry. Maintaining your fireplace correctly in the summer will help minimize Read more

Chimney and Fireplace Care During the Summer

Now that summer is officially here; you’re probably planning your family outings like a trip to Niagara Falls, the shores of Lake Ontario, and other popular attractions. However, since they don’t get as much use in the summertime, you’re probably wondering what you should do with your chimney and fireplace. So before you pack and Read more