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Upgrade Your Living Space With A Gorgeous New Mantel

A mantel is a shelf that sits above your fireplace, and it is typically made from stone, marble, tile, granite, or limestone. Because fireplaces are such a focal point, the mantel helps to highlight your design tastes and decor itself.

Adding Function & Beauty To Your Home

New mantel for your home

Fireplace mantels look great on their own, and they are also great for holding books and other decorative items. Some can even be designed to give you extra storage space! There is no shortage of design choices. When you work with us, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your home in a hurry.

A fireplace without a mantel simply looks incomplete, and by investing in a style option you love, you get the satisfaction you deserve for the long haul. So, what’s your vision? Let us make it a reality, so you can have the fireplace and mantel you have always wanted. We love bringing your dreams to life!

Importance Of Safe, Professional Installation

If you want to guarantee your mantel is installed correctly, then call on our team today. An incorrectly installed mantel might not meet required codings and regulations. We would hate to see a minor mishap result in the injury of a family member.

Count on Lords Chimney from the very start to get high-quality and safer results every single time. Our sweeps are CSIA trained and certified, so you can rest easier – we know our stuff! We’ll get the job done right, so you can enjoy your beautiful new look with peace of mind.

Work With Us Now

With spring and summer just around the corner, now is the time to call in our team of experts. Our busy season is coming to an end, giving us more time and freedom to put our energy into whatever it is you need to be done. We will get it all set up right so that, come next fall, you can use your fireplace with the peace, joy, and comfort you and your family deserve.

And, while we’re at it, why not get your yearly inspection and sweeping done, too? Our sweeps are more than qualified to handle any and all of your repairs and regular maintenance, so don’t hesitate to call us in for whatever it is you need to be done. We are always happy to help, and providing homeowners throughout the Houston area with the fireplace of their dreams is what we do best!

Ready to get started? Give us a call today.

Our Busy Season Is Almost Through, So Get Our Schedule Now!

With our busy season coming to a close, now is an ideal time to get your inspection, sweeping, or repair work scheduled. There are countless benefits to schedule chimney care this time of year, so get in touch Lords Chimney right away. We are always happy to help you out!

Scheduling At Your ConvenienceOur Busy Season Is Almost Through, So Get Our Schedule Now!

If you feel that free time is something that is hard to come by in your family, then you are not alone. We understand that your to-do list is long and many struggle when it comes to scheduling regular professional chimney care. Unfortunately, putting this maintenance on the back burner can lead to some serious risks.

That’s why we always aim to come at a time that is convenient for you, which is why we suggest getting your inspection in now while our schedule is more clear. This availability means you will have the freedom to schedule your appointment at a time that works well for you. No need to rearrange your hectic schedule! Just let us know what works, and we can schedule it.

Addressing Your Repairs Fast

Another big advantage of scheduling your chimney maintenance now is that we will be able to tackle any repairs right away. During the fall, repairs may need to be put on hold until our scheduled clears up. Throughout fall and early winter we stay very busy, so addressing repairs can take more time than usual, putting off your burn season. If we spot damages we can repair them now so you will be able to light up a fire early! While others are struggling to get maintenance completed, you will be ready to enjoy nights by a fire.

Importance Of Annual Inspections

All in all, regular inspections are never something to put off, and now is an ideal time to get yours completed. Skipping this maintenance could land you in some trouble when the time comes to light a fire. Using a system that is damaged or clogged increase your chances of experiencing chimney fires, gas leaks, and house fires.

Along with this, a chimney that is well cared for will run more efficiently, guaranteeing you more heat and a more pleasant aesthetic, overall.

Guarantee yourself a safer and more comfortable home by getting the care you deserve right away. The team at Lords Chimney is experienced, CSIA certified, and eager to provide you with top-notch customer care. Schedule an appointment online today. We’ll be happy to help you out right away!

Different Types Of Fireplaces We Offer

At Lords Chimney, we always strive to offer our customers the best when it comes to our products, services, and anything you might need along the way for your chimney and fireplace. If you are looking to have a new fireplace installed, but you don’t know where to start, our team is here to help.

Masonry Fireplace vs Factory-Built

gas fireplace A masonry fireplace is built into your home’s existing structure, and it offers a classic and timeless aesthetic for your home. They are heavy, sturdy structures, so once they are in, they are there to stay. If you want an option that stands the test of time and a true focal point in your living space, then this is a good route to take.

However, they are typically more expensive to put in, and it will take a long time too. Once it is done, you will have a system that could bring countless enjoyable evenings. Did you know fireplaces also increase the value of your home? So it will likely sell a lot quicker when you decide to move. All in all, a masonry-built fireplace is a great option.

If you are looking for something less expensive and permanent, then a factory-built fireplace is a better option for you. They come as a complete set, and when installed correctly by a CSIA certified professional, it can last for many years. They will likely need to be replaced eventually, but this is the perfect scenario for someone who isn’t sure or want to fully commit to a masonry fireplace.

Fireplace Inserts vs. Gas Options

Another great option that many homeowners are investing nowadays is the fireplace insert. If you already have a factory-built or masonry fireplace, but you are wanting to change fuel types or upgrade to a more efficient unit, then an insert is the way to go. They are especially ideal for someone who might want to turn a wood-burning masonry fireplace into a gas-fueled one.

Many homeowners have been investing in gas options. Because gas is highly efficient, better for the environment, and it is extremely easy to use. Homeowners are more likely to invest in a gas unit nowadays. With a gas unit, you just flip a switch and you’ve got a fire! There is simply no beating the convenience of gas. We even offer gas logs, so you’ll get that realistic look you are hoping for in a wood-burning appliance.

We Are Eager To Help You Out!

Don’t let another year pass by without getting the fireplace of your dreams in your home. Our team is qualified, experienced, and certified, and we love helping our customers all throughout Houston and the surrounding areas. There is no better team out there, so give us a call today! Get the care and attention you deserve by depending on us for all of your fireplace and chimney needs.

Common Fireplace Issues & How To Troubleshoot Them

Looking to ensure your chimney and fireplace are well taken care of in 2019? Being aware of the potential issues of your system is vital to the health of it, and it will help you stay more alert to any potential problems. If you are concerned about the health of your fireplace, call our team of experts for an inspection today. At Lords Chimney, we take your concerns very seriously. Our professional, who are CSIA certified are just a phone call away!

Creosote Accumulation

masonry chimneyCreosote is a substance that forms in your chimney with each fire you light in your fireplace, and it is known for being highly flammable. Because of this, if too much of it accumulates in your chimney, it could easily ignite a chimney fire. Creosote needs to be regularly cleaned out of your system by a CSIA certified sweep to avoid any potential issues.

Are you looking to slow down the accumulation of creosote? You should only burn seasoned wood in your fireplace, and you should also keep an eye on the drafting of your system, as well. If your airflow is restricted, creosote then accumulates at a faster pace. Give us a call if you are concerned about creosote in your chimney. We will be happy to look things over and get rid of the creosote!

Leaks & Water Damage

Excess water in your chimney is extremely harmful to the strength and durability of the structure. Your masonry is very absorbent. When moisture is soaked into it, you will soon notice all kinds of deterioration throughout your brickwork and mortar. The gaps and holes created on your system could lead to fumes or stray flames entering your living space. Eventually, you could be facing a collapse.

Water damage can also cause clogs, rust, rot, staining, decay, and more. Fortunately, we can prevent it with our waterproofing and leak prevention services. Whether you need a new chimney cap installed, crown repaired, flashing patched up, or something else, we can help you.

Clogs & Obstructions

Creosote accumulation, clogs and obstructions can all be fixed with a thorough chimney sweeping. If your system is filled with leaves, twigs, and other debris, then it won’t be able to vent properly. This means smoke, fumes, and potentially harmful gases could easily enter your living space. Because most of these are harmful, it is vital to ensure your system is running as smoothly as possible. What is even more worrisome is that you cannot see or smell carbon monoxide, so you would not even be able to note its presence until symptoms started to develop.

Ready to start the new year off right? Gain peace of mind and get the most from your fireplace by calling us in for an inspection and sweeping today.

Revamp Your Fireplace With Glass Doors & Other Accessories

Looking to achieve a fresh, new look for your fireplace in 2019? Our team can help! There are a number of ways to revamp your aesthetic when you work with the crew at Lords Chimney. We’ll listen to your vision and make suggestions accordingly, so you get exactly what you’re hoping for. We’ll also work with your budget to ensure you get everything you want at a price that works well for you. One thing’s for sure – your guaranteed satisfaction! Talk with us about your options today.

Add Glass DoorsRevamp this  new year with glass doors and other fireplace accessories

Glass doors can make the perfect addition to any fireplace. They come in a wide range of styles and designs, ensuring you find a compatible fit to your home’s decor, and they provide a number of benefits. For instance, they’ll block any stray sparks and embers from flying out and landing on your rugs, curtains, or furniture.

They also work to seal off your firebox when it isn’t in use, decreasing air loss from your home and keeping your energy bills right where you want them to be. Drafts won’t get in and your nice, cool air conditioning won’t get out. It’s a win-win all around!

Have A New Mantel Installed

Buying a new mantel is another great way to change the look of your fireplace without having to invest in major reconstruction work. There are tons of different routes you can take as far as style. You’re sure to find something that matches your vision perfectly! Our crew is happy to help you out, so don’t hesitate to call today to discuss your options. We’ll have you set up right in no time!

Invest In Some Of Our Many Accessories

No matter which type of fuel you use or what your fireplace looks like, we have accessories that are sure to fit in perfectly with the atmosphere you’re trying to create in your home. If you run a gas appliance, consider investing in some gas logs or fireplace surround. Have a wood-burning unit? Ask us about our log baskets, totes, buckets, racks, and more. We also carry fireplace grates and fireplace screens. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re certain we can provide it!

Schedule An Inspection Today

Revamping the style and look of your fireplace won’t do any good if it doesn’t function efficiently when you need it to. Ensure everything is running well by calling in our team for an inspection. You deserve peace of mind this winter knowing everything is safer for regular use and in tip-top shape. Give our team a call today, so that we can set you up with an appointment. We make safety a priority, and we never fail to put your needs first! We’re eager to hear from you soon.