The Value of a Chimney Cap

Of all of the parts, pieces, and functions of your chimney system, the chimney cap may be the most valuable. It’s one of the most effective preventative measures you can take as a homeowner, and it’s an affordable way to add a decorative touch to your chimney top. Preventing Water Damage Prevention is key to […]

We Operate Our Office & Warehouse on Solar Power

Why Brickliners chose to go solar for business and what can other businesses learn. Here at Brickliners, the choice to incorporate solar power into our business operations was a no-brainer. A couple of years ago, after exploring the pros and cons, we decided to install solar panels that provide energy for both our office and […]

What Is Chimney Waterproofing?

Many are told that waterproofing is a necessary step in keeping their chimney better protected, but what exactly does this mean and what does the process entail? Well, chimney waterproofing is a treatment that is done to the chimney that protects it from rain, snow, sleet, and other types of moisture. It prevents leaks and […]

Who Should I Call to Fix a Chimney Leak?

A chimney leak is a big problem. Whether the water comes into your chimney through the masonry itself, the flashing, the roof, or right down the uncapped flue, water will wreak havoc on a healthy chimney. Every material that makes up masonry is adversely affected by water, and your chimney is no different. Water and […]

Is Your Chimney Having Venting Issues?

The first step in fixing your chimney’s venting issues is to identify them, diagnose them, and then fix them! Many venting issues can be corrected easily, by just making a few adjustments at home. When they aren’t easily resolved, though, a professional needs to have a look. The best way to prevent problems with your […]

Do Gas Fireplaces and Gas Logs Need to be Inspected?

Many homeowners choose gas logs and fireplaces due to the ease of installation, low maintenance, and overall convenience and use. Despite the reason being primarily convenience, it’s important to note that though these units are better in many ways and release fewer fumes and pollution, they still must be maintained properly in order to work […]

Why You Need a Chimney Flue Inspection

When winter is on its way (and sometimes arrives early) the last thing you need or want is a chimney problem. They can be hard to self-diagnose, they can be difficult to correct, and they can put your fireplace out of commission indefinitely. It’s important to make sure your chimney flue is safe and ready […]

How to Tell What Kind of Fireplace You Have

If you’re new to your home, whether you inherited it, if it’s a new purchase, or you are a REALTOR with a new investment, it’s important to understand what type of fireplace you have. The type of fireplace you have will determine how your home is heated, what safety precautions you should make while using […]

The Importance of Chimney Flashing

One of the most important parts of the chimney system is flashing. Many homeowners assume it’s part of the roofing, others understand it’s part of the chimney—but what is it? The flashing is made up of thin sheets of metal that are placed meticulously to shed water in a certain way to prevent water penetration. […]

Why We’re Burlington, Vermont’s Best Chimney Sweep

Our community of Burlington, Vermont is a populous one. There are many homeowners, business owners, renters, and more in our area that depend on professionals to take care of many parts of their home. At Brickliners, our area of expertise is literal brick and mortar—chimneys, fire appliances, and all the care and maintenance that keeps […]