Celebrity chef Rachael Ray recently had a fire that destroyed her New York home. This fire was caused by a buildup of creosote in the chimney causing a chimney fire that also spread to the roof. There are several steps you can take to ensure your family’s safety this winter while using your fireplace.
It’s no surprise, that thousands of homeowners are putting their resources into home improvements during this pandemic. That’s especially true for home exteriors since it’s much safer for workers to be outside your home, rather than inside as Covid-19 numbers continue to rise in a number of states.
Every year lightning strikes cause around 22,600 fires and $451 million in property damage according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Most of these strikes happen in the summer during thunderstorm season, but of course lightning can occur any time of year.Don’t leave your home’s chimney safety up to chance! Cap your chimney with a European Copper Chimney Pot for safety and style!
If you’re looking to enhance the curb appeal of your home, why not start at the top? Nothing packs a bigger punch than a European Copper Chimney Pot gracing your chimney. Remember, since the exterior of your house is the first thing visitors see, it can make or break their first impression.
This spring and summer, more than ever, homeowners across the country are looking for building products that can withstand the wicked weather. If you’re in the market for a chimney cap that can stand up to a storm look no further than a European Copper Chimney Cap!
A chimney on an outdoor fireplace needs a chimney cap for all the same safety and style
reasons a house chimney needs one. An outdoor fireplace is typically a gathering place with
family and friends huddled within close range of the heat, likely focused on not only the warmth,
but the architectural details of the fireplace as well.
Few things are more comforting on a cold winter night, than a warm, wood-burning fire in the fireplace. But with that comfort comes concern for safety. Last year there were almost 30,000 fire department calls for chimney fires, all resulting in property damage and some relate to injury and death as chimney fires spread into house fires. At European Copper we take chimney safety very seriously.
We’ve all heard details of the devastation caused by recent hurricanes. The damage to homes and businesses will result in billions of dollars in losses. But without strict building codes such as those in Florida, the damage would be even greater. The verdict on Florida’s building regulations was evident after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state in September. About 80 percent of homes in its path had been built after the state revamped construction codes as a result of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This is according to a building-code survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.
For most of us, a home is likely our biggest investment. But, like any investment, a home requires regular maintenance to guard against deterioration and also to ensure safety standards are updated. This is especially true for the chimney and fireplace system of the home.
Even though the summer heat still lingers, using your home’s fireplace may be the last thing on your mind, but completing some basic maintenance jobs can ensure your home is ready for the colder moths to come. That’s why summer can be a great time for not only cleaning your chimney, but updating safety standards and installing a new Chimney Cap as well.