We were told that you could buy a brace for a brick chimney. Our brick chimney moves when we put the brush in to clean it. Can we buy a brace and is it safe?
By eFireplaceStore on September 26, 2014
There are indeed braces available for brick chimneys, however they are largely custom made. If your chimney physically moves while cleaning it, a brace will not solve the issue. Braces are simply meant to prevent possible damage due to high winds. If your chimney is moving, it is likely that it is cracked through and will need a thorough inspection by a licensed chimney sweep to evaluate for possible repairs.
By Doug from OH on May 15, 2013
Do you have faux stone surrounds? Or do you know of an alternative?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 16, 2013
Unfortunately, the chimney surrounds that we offer only come in faux brick. I am not aware of a faux stone chimney surround that is currently offered by any manufacturer. It is likely that you will need to face one of the brick surrounds with stone paneling or build a wooden chase using the paneling. I apologize that I do not have the product you are looking for.
By Ken from Hospers, Iowa on November 12, 2012
What or where can I find the color selection for the brick on the surround?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 12, 2012
We offer brick surrounds in brick red, burnt red and desert sand. The colors are listed in each item's title on this page.
Although a metal chimney pipe is efficient and safe in keeping your home properly vented, you may want a more attractive, complete look to your home. Surrounds made for the chimney come in natural-looking brick that will complement any home and will withstand any harsh environmental effects. The locking sides make installation fast and easy, but guarantee that it will remain safe and steady. Extensions are also available for longer chimneys. Adding a surround to your chimney is a long-lasting improvement to your home.