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11 Jul 2017

Put a cap on it!

Submitted by dan

Aluminum Kamado Grill

Lots of people install chimney caps as part of their regular roof maintenance. However, if you live in California, Arizona, Nevada, or Oklahoma, you might be required by law to have a chimney cap. The standard mesh size in most chimney caps is 3/4" but some states mandate the use of 5/8" mesh. This small adjustment makes a huge difference!

5 Jul 2017

Aluminum Kamado Grill

Blaze is launching a brand new grill - just in time for summer! They are introducing the barbecue industry's first aluminum Kamado grill. Kamado grills are charcoal fueled roasters that look more like oversized urns than typical grills. They are usually made out of ceramic, which gives these grills the unique ability to absorb heat and reflect it back toward the food; they essentially cook your food automatically, using minimal fuel. The only downside to traditional Kamado grills is that the ceramic can be fragile. Blaze has resolved this problem with its new aluminum Kamado grill.

27 Jun 2017

Chimney Pots

We hope you've taken our advice and are planning on installing a chimney cap while it's still warm outdoors! One reason you might be resisting is that you don't like how chimney caps look. While many people appreciate the unobtrusive, utilitarian appearance of standard caps, we know that others prefer something a bit more elegant. If this sounds like you, we recommend a chimney pot instead.

13 Jun 2017

Rain Caps

Installing a new chimney cap is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to keep your home in tip-top shape. However, we understand that some people might not be able to or interested in installing a traditional chimney cap. This is why we offer so many options for what is seemingly a rather straightforward item. If you don't want to install a full chimney cap, you might consider a more minimalist rain cap instead.

6 Jun 2017

Chimney Caps

A chimney damper is essential if you want to get the most heat possible out of your fireplace. If you don't close your damper before lighting your fire, the heat will escape right up the chimney. If you did not have a damper placed low in the chimney during your fireplace installation, you can still get the benefits of a damper by adding one on top of your chimney. You might feel like your fireplace isn't heating up your home quite the way you want it to - adding a damper might be the solution to this problem.

30 May 2017

Chimney Caps

We understand that not everyone is an expert handyman! This doesn't mean that you can't still DIY some crucial home repairs without help. You just need the right tools - that's where ShopChimney comes in! Our slip-in chimney caps allow you to quickly and easily take care of this important maintenance task on your own.

24 May 2017

Chimney Caps

A chimney cap is a key component in the maintenance and lifespan of your chimney. It's a small add-on that makes a huge difference when it comes to preserving the integrity of your fireplace and that entire section of your home, both in and out. However, chimney caps don't eliminate all need to clean and maintain your chimney. This EasyClean chimney cap makes this process as quick and easy as possible.

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