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Chimney Sweep FAQS

Chimney Sweep FAQS

A chimney sweep is critical maintenance that ensures the integrity of your chimney and the safety of your home. Of course, for such important maintenance, you want the assistance of a professional with experience and expertise. That said, homeowners should also have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their chimneys and their homes. […]

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THE 3 LEVELS OF CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS

THE 3 LEVELS OF CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS

An annual chimney inspection is paramount for the health of your home. Whether or not you use your chimney regularly, you need to ensure that it stays functionally safe and efficient. While most homeowners know the importance of a regular chimney inspection, many are unaware of the different degrees of chimney inspections and what type […]

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Home Improvement Projects to Help You Sell

Home Improvement Projects to Help You Sell

No home is perfect. As a homeowner, you know the list of projects always grows. When it comes time to sell your home, you should strategically select a few projects that will increase the value of your home and help you find a buyer. When deciding what to focus on, you should look at your […]

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How To Prepare for an Open House

How To Prepare for an Open House

Getting ready for an open house is incredibly stressful. Preparing to display your house to potential buyers, while still living in that house, can feel like an endless struggle. Throw some kids and pets into the mix, and the task becomes near impossible. To help you out, we’ve broken down a checklist of tasks, counting […]

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What is Tuck Pointing and Why is it Necessary?

What is Tuck Pointing and Why is it Necessary?

It’s no wonder that masonry is a favorite construction method among builders and homeowners: masonry is beautiful, versatile and durable. However, to ensure that durability, masonry structures must be periodically maintained. In particular, masonry mortar is vulnerable to elements. Over the years, harsh winter weather and precipitation can penetrate and weaken the mortar joints of […]

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Choosing the Right Liner for Your Chimney

Choosing the Right Liner for Your Chimney

The chimney liner, though sometimes overlooked, is essential to the proper functioning of your chimney. Chimney liners serve two key purposes: they transfer combustion byproducts to the outside air and protect chimney walls from heat and corrosive damage. An ineffective, or nonexistent, chimney liner can be dangerous and cause serious issues for your home, including […]

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Meet Tyler!

Meet Tyler!

Tyler Funk joined Chimney & Masonry Outfitters last year and immediately demonstrated an interest in expanding his masonry knowledge and skillset. Today, he’s a chimney outfitter and part of our production department. Tyler shows a high level of responsibility on every project, and his finished work consistently surpasses the expectations of homeowners.

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Meet Hannah!

Meet Hannah!

CMO’s Outfitter of the Month for May Hannah is the Production Coordinator here at Chimney & Masonry Outfitters. She plays a vital role in the success of CMO and our ability to give each of our homeowners the best customer service possible. She has a part in completing each of the jobs we do here. Hannah currently resides in […]

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Home Inspections: What to Expect

Home Inspections: What to Expect

As a prospective home buyer, a home inspection is your protection against hidden disasters. An inspector performs a noninvasive examination of the home to determine any reasonably discoverable issues, suggest solutions and estimate costs before you are completely committed. The home inspection is an anxiety-inducing but crucial process, and it is important to do your […]

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Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces

Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces

If you are hoping to install a gas fireplace, you likely have some key questions: What are the differences between a vented fireplace and a vent-free fireplace? Which fireplace is right for you and your home? This blog post compares the two different models and details the advantages of each so that you can make […]

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