Fireplace Installation

Wood Fireplace Mantel Advice

Another great option is a wood mantel for your fireplace. These are usually much more cost effective than carving stone. There are various dealers of wood fireplace mantels. We normally suggest looking for a hollow mantel that uses a French Cleat to attach it to the wall. If you can, we always suggest hanging the […]

Fireplace installation Greenwood, IN

Choosing a Fireplace Screen

Fireplaces top the list of sought after amenities for homeowners in all parts of the world. The reasoning behind this is that in addition to the fact that a fireplace adds an additional heating element to the home; it also acts as a design element. Moreover, fireplace accessories like folding fireplace screens and wroughtiron fireplace […]

Fireplace safety

Chimney Fires – Causes and Prevention

Looking for a CSIA Certified professional to do your Chimney Sweep around Indianapolis? Smalling Masonry located in Indianapolis, IN has certified, experienced chimney sweep technicians who perform professional chimney maintenance services. Call 317-903-8121 One tip to remember when burning a wood fire is the wood should have a moisture content of 20% or less. You can purchase […]

Chimney pipe installation

The Importance of Chimney Caps

Chimney caps, like their name suggest are metal covers fitted over the opening of a chimney.  There are a few reasons you should consider having one installed on your home’s chimney.  Keep reading to learn about the importance of chimney caps. Chimney caps, like their name suggest are metal covers fitted over the opening of […]

Chimney Sweep and Inspection

Chimney Sweep Basics

Anyone who regularly uses a chimney will need to hire a chimney sweep once a year. This is very important to ensure that the chimney keeps harmful gases out of your home.  Once you find a great chimney sweep, you should stick with them. The chimney may appear to be a simple structure, but it […]