2020 Thanksgiving Appreciation Letter

2020 Thanksgiving Letter Dear friends, family, and customers, We started Patriot Chimney in the summer of 2018. We had certifications that we earned at another company, didn’t feel like we were being treated properly, and wanted to set out to create a better chimney...

How to Have an Efficient Fireplace in Air Tight Homes

How to Have an Efficient Fireplace in an Air Tight Home Introduction Newer homes are built a lot more efficiently than they used to be. In fact, we hear a lot of builders getting complaints that the traditional masonry fireplaces they’ve built leak smoke and burn too...

House Stack Effect & Wind Loading

House Stack Effect & Wind Loading Introduction As the weather gets colder in the Roanoke Valley, we can begin to notice our heating bill increasing. Your heater is working double time trying to keep up with the changing temperatures. Not because it’s cold outside,...

How to Handle Multiple Quotes for Chimney Repairs

Best Wood to Burn Introduction Picking the right firewood to burn in your fireplace or woodstove is complicated. Put simply, the best wood to use is seasoned firewood. If it’s seasoned, then you have wood with the ideal moisture content, which is anywhere between...

Complete Guide to Fireplace Fuels

Complete Guide Fireplace Fuels Introduction Having a fireplace to sit around when the weather gets cold is usually a good idea. Not only is it cozy, but it’s also a great way to keep you warm. But do you know about the types of fuel that you can use? Sure, a lot of...

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