Fireplace

Danny Lipford with competed DIY fireplace mantel.

How to Build a Fireplace Mantel

A fireplace mantel often serves as the focal point in a room. While factory made mantels are available, do-it-yourselfers with a well equipped shop can make one themselves from stock molding and medium density fiberboard or solid wood.

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Pre-Engineered Masonry Fireplaces

Apre-engineered masonry fireplace comes in pieces and is assembled on location like Lego blocks. These fireplaces install in a fraction of the time of traditional masonry fireplaces, while offering the same benefits traditional masonry fireplaces offer over metal fireplaces.

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Flashing pulled away from chimney in need of repair.

Leak-Proof Flashing: Fixing Leaks Around Chimneys

Roof leaks around chimneys are often caused by problems with the flashing–the sheet metal that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight. Read on to find out how to properly install roof flashing around chimneys.

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Fireplace Options for Your Home

Nothing beats the warm and cozy feeling of a fireplace. Plus, adding a fireplace can increase the value of your home and is much easier and less expensive than it used to be. Read on to find out about the different types of fireplaces available today.

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