Reinvesting In Renovations

Is your tax return refund making its way through the system yet?

Make a strong choice this year, and reinvest your tax refund into your home. Why invest your refund into your home rather than a vacation to a sunny tropical beach? Your home is likely your largest asset – it pays to take of it, literally. Spending some time and money on your home improvements can increase your comfort and enjoyment, not to mention add to your home’s value.

For instance, did your heating bills sky rocket this past winter season? It’s likely time to upgrade your fireplace. Older masonry fireplaces often have efficiency ratings as low as 0-20% and consume copious amounts of room air and fuel with little heat output – most lost through the chimney. Read more about our High Efficiency Inserts here.

Or perhaps it’s just time for a fresh look, refinishing your fireplace can drastically change this critical focal point. With our wide variety of refinishing products, your fireplace doesn’t need to stick out amongst a room you’ve recently redecorated. Contact us today, we are offering a free in-home estimate for a limited time.
By Rob Lindemann

Chimney Caps For Every Architural Style

We understand the variety of architectural home and chimney styles here in Northern Chicago and we have the perfect chimney cap for you! Whether you want a basic, galvanized single-flue cap or a multi-flue top of the line copper cap we will match your style!

If your chimney has one flue, a single-flue cap is an option. If you have a fireplace, an Energy Top Plus will provide you with an attractive cap with a top-sealing damper (it has easily-to-use controls in the firebox).

If your chimney has multiple flues or if you have one flue and want to protect the entire crown (chimney top)with the cap, then a multi-flue cap is your best option. They are also available in black galvanized, copper and stainless steel. We can even get customized caps such as the cap below with a hip and ridge lid which looks just like a mini roof.

At Lindemann Chimney Service, our goal is to provide you with the ultimate in customer service. As a result, we go the extra mile to get special custom caps to make your chimney stand out or blend in with its surroundings. If you want a “Tudor” style look we can get you a clay chimney pot with either a clay or copper top. If you want more “luxe” a chimney pot made of 100% copper is available. If you want to retain the copper finish, a special coating can be applied. We strive to serve your every need.

Real Estate Season and Chimney Inspections

The Chimney Safety Institute of America had a great blog post regarding chimney inspections when buying and selling a new home.