TIPS FOR FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY CARE   With Fall 2020 fast approaching, it is important to keep in mind some tips for fireplace and chimney care. Tip #1: KEEP THE AREA CLEAR Keep your furniture a minimum of 36 inches away from your fireplace to avoid

What are Hidden Bricks? Have you ever come across a brick with the word “HIDDEN” inside of it?   Across the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area you can find historic buildings constructed from these iconic red bricks. They have quite an important hi

  THE IMPORTANCE OF RAIN CAPS   A rain cap is a metal roof on the top of a chimney.  It is screwed on to either the top row of bricks on the chimney, or onto a flue tile inside the chimney.  Screwing it on allows for easy removal for cleaning