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Five Ways a Chimney Cap Can Save You Money

Chimney caps are fairly simple components installed at the top of your chimney to protect the flue opening. Full-width caps also cover and protect the chimney crown and provide a run-off to keep water away from the masonry. As simple as chimney caps are, they can save you big money and a lot of hassle.... Read more

Creosote Build-Up: Risks and Solutions

If you’re a homeowner with a chimney, you’re likely familiar with the maintenance and upkeep needed to keep your chimney in tip-top shape. Luckily, if you follow a regular schedule of annual inspections and cleanings, you probably don’t run into too many issues. But if you don’t have a routine, it may be time to... Read more

The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Chimney

As colder weather arrives and the Hudson River Valley region in New York turns into a winter wonderland, homeowners light their fireplaces and wood stoves to stay warm and cozy. However, if the chimney is not insulated properly, it can reduce the efficiency of gas and wood-burning heating appliances, increasing energy consumption and causing drafts... Read more

5 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

Not all chimney fires are big, dramatic events that bring sirens and flashing lights up the street. Many of these fires are small, starting and going out on their own before anybody in the house even notices. But no matter the size of the fire, every chimney fire can cause damage. This is why Hudson... Read more

Wood vs. Gas Fireplaces: Pros and Cons

Nowadays there are several options for fireplaces. So even if you’re not a fan of splitting wood and frequent keep up, there are alternative options. One of the most popular alternative options is gas fireplaces. While they require substantially less work and maintenance, both options (traditional vs. gas) come with several pros and cons.  Let’s... Read more

Why You Should Avoid Leaves and Branches Over the Chimney

We all love trees, especially in the fall when they put on a vibrant display as they change colors and, in the summer, when they provide shade from the sun as you relax in your backyard. There is, however, another side to having trees in your yard, especially when limbs extend over your chimney. Here... Read more

What Type Of Wood Are You Burning?

Firewood is firewood right? Well, yes, but did you know that there are many different types and they all burn very differently. This is important information as a homeowner as some burn clean and create for a great, cozy fireplace. Whereas, some firewood burns dirty, smoky, and leaves a lingering mark long after the fire... Read more

The Importance Of A Chimney Inspection

If you haven’t had your chimney inspected in the summer, now is the time to book one. There are many different options and different types of chimney inspections. It is recommended that you have your chimney inspected once a year. Contact Hudson Valley Chimney at 845-471-1071. We have trained technicians who can discuss the various... Read more

What Is A Chimney Chase Cover?

Have you ever heard of a chimney chase cover? It’s not something you hear a lot about when researching chimneys. Of course, you have heard of a chimney cap. Well, the chimney chase cover sometimes called a chimney plate is located at the top of your chimney. The chimney chase cover is a metal square... Read more

How to Repair A Chimney Crown

Out of sight, out of mind, the old saying goes and rings true when it comes to your chimney’s crown. A crucial part of your chimney’s construction, a cracked crown can wreak havoc on your chimney. Water will infiltrate your chimney and slowly destroy it from the top down. Now, you may be wondering how... Read more

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