Modern Wood Stoves: Why You Should Invest

People often think outdated or too early-1900s when someone mentions a wood burning stove. Have you actually taken the time to look at some of the newer models? They’re quite impressive in more ways than one! Let’s take a look at several reasons you should consider investing in a wood burning stove. Heating Ability: Wood […]

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Can You Increase the Efficiency of Your Fireplace?

A fireplace not only adds to the decor of your home’s interior, it performs a vital function. Everybody knows that maintenance of this structure is important for its longevity and the safety of users. What some people may not know is that there are a few things that they can do to get the most […]

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Waterproofing Your Old Chimney

  You might not think about waterproofing your chimney until you have a problem or until we check it and find a leak. The position of chimneys makes them susceptible to weather, especially since the masonry material is quite porous. A chimney rain cap can usually stop most of the rain from getting in, but […]

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Old Home with an Old Chimney? What to do With a Fixer-upper

  Not everyone is interested in buying a home that is in great condition. Some people enjoy the challenge of buying fixer-uppers and getting right to work. No matter what your reasons are for going this route, it can either be a rewarding experience or your worst nightmare. The advantages of buying a home to […]

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Wood Burning Fireplace Maintenance Tips

  A wood burning fireplace is a wonderful addition to your Philadelphia area home for a variety of reasons. They’re still considered a bit of a status symbol because they do require a good bit of money to install and maintain, they add an air of romance to whatever room they’re in, and they’re an […]

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Fireplace vs. Wood Burning Stove: Pros and Cons

Many homeowners are installing a secondary heat source in preparation of colder weather. I’ve put together a list of pros and cons regarding wood burning stoves and fireplaces. Please let me know what you think by leaving me a comment in the comments section. I’d love to discuss this issue with you. Here we go… […]

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It’s Almost August, Is Your Chimney Ready for Winter?

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Your fireplace and chimney probably aren’t on the forefront of your mind with summer just settling in on us here in the City of Brotherly Love. We’re probably looking at temperatures in the 90s for the next month or so, depending on when fall decides to rescue us from the sweltering heat. I’m writing this […]

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Types of Chimney Liners

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Chimney liners are quite the topic of conversation lately it seems. So today I’m going to go over the three primary types of chimney liners, and pros and cons for each. Are you aware that there are three primary types; clay tiles, metal, and cast-in-place? Which is the best to use? What are the differences […]

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Fireplace Materials: Pros and Cons

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A fireplace increases the value of your home, so if you’re looking to sell or simply improve your home in some way, consider a fireplace and chimney. A real wood burning fireplace adds more value to your home than a gas fireplace or any type that simulates fire. The most popular fireplace materials are stone, […]

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Merry Christmas Everybody

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Merry Christmas everybody. Thank you for choosing Lou Curley’s Chimney Service.

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