It’s already pretty cold outside this season, and according to the experts, we’re in for even more snow and ice this season. It’s the perfect time to fire up your fireplace and snuggle up under a blanket sipping hot cocoa in front of the hearth. But if your chimney or fireplace is in disrepair, starting that fire can be a safety hazard to your home and family. That’s why it’s important to check yours before you light the hearth for the first time.


At The Construction Group in Woodbury, we can help you get your fireplace and chimney on track so you can feel safe when you start that first winter fire this year. In this post, we’ll talk about how we can help you get your fireplace in shape for the winter.


Settling in by the Warm Firelight

Winters in Minnesota can be bitterly cold and snowy, but there’s nothing quite like cozying up in front of a toasty warm fireplace. It’s a great way to set the mood for wintertime romance or take the edge off the winter chill when a dreary winter rain takes over the day. Although gas logs can give you the comfort of a warm fire with very little effort, there’s nothing quite like the traditional warmth and charm of a log on the fire. It’s also a good extra heating source to keep your winter energy bills down a bit.


Your chimney was originally built using carefully crafted masonry techniques to keep the smoke out of your home without allowing rain or ice inside your home. A damper is needed to close the flue when you’re not using your fireplace, but before you light a fire, be sure to get your fireplace inspected to make sure it’s working properly.


With our inspection, we’ll check the following and complete any needed repairs:


●        Masonry

●        Roofing

●        Seals

●        Flue and damper


Your Twin Cities Roofing Repair Pros

Don’t take a chance with your family’s safety this winter as you get ready to enjoy celebrations with loved ones in your living room. Let our team at the Construction Group make sure your chimney and roof are safe this winter so you can enjoy sitting around the fire with your family. We can also install beautiful mantles or shelving to help set the mood.


Our licensed professionals at The Construction Group are here to help. Call us at 651-731-5857 or contact us for your free quote.