Why Insulation in a Chimney?

Answer Insulating a chimney may seem somewhat counterintuitive. Numerous types of insulation present fire hazards in the home, and chimneys provide nothing if not fire. However, special types of insulatio... Read More »

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What is used for wood stove chimney pipe insulation?

Mineral wool is the recommended insulation for chimney pipes. Although regular fiberglass insulation is not flammable, it contains a resin that fails at 250 degrees and falls apart at high temperat... Read More »

How do I Install Insulation Baffles Above the Exterior Wall to Protect the Insulation From Air?

Insulation baffles keep attic insulation from contacting the underside of the roof, and provide for a free flow of air from the soffit vents to the ridge vent. This prevents the buildup of condensa... Read More »

Why Does My Chimney Ice Up?

The chimney serves as a vent for the furnace, fireplace or other heat source. The gases formed during combustion--typically poisonous gases such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide--naturally ris... Read More »

How do I cap a chimney?

Measure the ChimneyMeasure your chimney with a measuring tape, and order the correct cap for your chimney's size and shape. Wear heavy work gloves to avoid cuts from the metal cap.Outside Mount Chi... Read More »