We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
You probably schedule your annual chimney cleaning and inspection like clockwork (and if not, you should) and you might even take the time each year to clean your firebox and make it presentable before the winter chill comes. However, if your fireplace is looking drab and you’re ready for something new, it’s probably time for a renovation. Here are a few different signs that you are in desperate need of a fireplace renovation.
If you just spent your time and money renovating and remodeling your living room but put little more than a coat of paint into your fireplace, this is a good sign that it’s time for some fireplace renovations, too. Remember that your fireplace is often the focal point of the room, and if it’s not looking its best, then the rest of your renovations may seem a little out of place. Search galleries like this one for images of modern fireplaces and try to find ways to incorporate those images into your décor.
If you’re going to all the trouble to repair your fireplace and/or chimney, you may as well go ahead and consider a complete fireplace overhaul. After all, since you’re already calling professionals to carry out the repairs, it may be easier – and less expensive – for you to simply hire them to remodel your fireplace at the same time. There are numerous looks to pick from, and you can mix and match mantles, inserts, and more to get the look you really want for your home based on your choice of décor.
Gas fireplaces are surprisingly popular due to the affordability of natural gas and their overall efficiency. No matter how well you clean and maintain your gas fireplace, however, the filaments inside will eventually wear out and make it difficult to hold a flame. Rather than replacing the filaments – which can be surprisingly expensive – look into upgrading your gas fireplace, instead. There are numerous models available in various sizes, so no matter how large or small your space and no matter how much heat you want, you will find something to suit your needs.
Many people choose to have their fireplaces renovated just because they don’t like the way they look, or they seem outdated compared to the rest of the home. Making the transition from red to white brick, for example, can make a tremendous difference in the overall appeal of your fireplace, and adding a marble mantle as opposed to a wood one adds some class and modern flair.
If you are interested in a fireplace renovation, call or visit the experts at Lindemann Chimney Service today to learn more about your options. The team handles both gas and woodburning fireplace installations and renovations and they can help you decide which look is best for your needs while tending to any necessary repairs and providing valuable advice on how to get the most out of your fireplace.