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Winter guide

The Angie's List Guide to Winter Maintenance

It's the time of year when the winter weather can take a toll. Follow this winter maintenance checklist to protect your home, your car and your health.

wood fireplace showroom (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Fireplaces

Most people enjoy sitting in front of a fire on a cold day, but there are disadvantages to traditional, wood-burning fireplaces. They tend to waste energy, require maintenance and pose some risk. Read this guide to discover several alternatives that provide the same ambiance, but with fewer downsides.

Converting to wood-burning is a simple process for fireplaces with gas-log inserts. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Chad O. of Orlando, Fla.)
Fireplaces

Do you love the smell of wood burning while you're curled up next to a fire? Consider converting your gas fireplace to wood. Here's how much it costs.

Before converting to wood, check out products in person. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Paul M. of Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
Fireplaces

Ready to cozy up to a new fireplace this winter? Before you hire someone for the work, make sure to ask your potential contractor these four questions.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

Download the Angie's List Fall Maintenance Guide to get started on protecting your home from potentially damaging winter weather. (Graphic design by Matt Mukerjee)
Heating & A/C, Deck Maintenance, Lawn Fertilization & Treatment, Water Heaters, Plumbing, Roofing, Gutter Cleaning, Garage Doors, Fireplaces, Chimney Sweep, Insulation, Auto Service, Foundation Repair, Lawn Irrigation, Tree Service, Windows

When tree leaves and temperatures begin falling, it's a sign winter is on its way. Use this fall maintenance checklist to protect your home from winter damage.

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Angie's Answers

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He hasn't legally abandoned the job as long as he is still showing up and doing something, even if it is very little, from time to time.  You'll have to fire him first.  Have documentation that the job is not being done in a timely manner, showing when he has and has not worked.  Be ready for a fight and probably a legal battle since he will likely still want more money or won't refund money paid for incomplete work.

 

Change the locks and inform the contractor their services on your property are terminated.  Tell him if anyone representing his company enters your property they will be considered trespassing and will be prosecuted.  Then hire another company to check the work he has done to make sure it is right.  Somehow I doubt it is given the nature of his work ethic.  Then have the new contractor repair any bad workmanship and finish the job.  Keep records as any documented things that have to be redone will help your case against the first contractor.

 

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

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I would recommend finding a good hearth retailer in your area and work with them to select a stove that is right for your home. They should also be able to arrange for certified installer to handle the installation. Keep in mind many areas require a city or county permit for the installation, and it may be wise to have the chimney and fireplace inspected by a certified chimney sweep beforehand.

Fireplace Installation And Maintenance reviews in Hartselle

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Inspector arrived early, which was great. He covered open area to chimney with plastic and also flooring in front of fireplace for protection. He cleaned chimney and let us know there was no issues. He gave us information that was also emailed to us with information on the inspection that was performed. Total inspection was under around an hour from the time he arrived to the time he left. I would contact them if I needed any repair.
- Melinda R.
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I think I found him on Angie's List. His name was
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. We contacted him a couple of weeks ago and he came out to give us an estimate. We ordered what we needed and he came out and installed it today. He was excellent.
- roger H.
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The service technician,
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, arrived on time and introduced himself. Asked me about the concerns/reason for the call andt then he immediately began to diagnose the probem. The issue was resolved in short order (a few minutes). The technician completed the repair, cleaned the fireplace (It looks like new!).
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showed me how to remove the fireplace glass, advisedme of what type of cleaner should be used to clean the glass and answered all of my general questions. The company did not try to sell me a part or something unnecessary :)
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smiled and was extremely pleasant throughout the service call. It's Columbus day so now I have the remainder of the day to relax and enjoy the fireplace. Thank you Day and Night Hearth and Heating.
- Dawn M.
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and team were great! I had an existing odd brick faux fireplace that was put into my 1920s house for no apparent reason, but wanted to replace it with a working unit, especially since my oil bill was through the roof last winter. Since there was so much brick in place, I didn't know if it was best to tear it down and start from zero or use the existing brick as part of the new design. I had called several fireplace experts over the past year, but nobody was able to help with the design through the installation like Ember did.
We started out with a visit to my home, then we looked at several options while
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got a feel for what I liked. She presented a design that we changed a bit over some discussions and in the end I loved it. We decided to keep the existing brick and build out the fireplace to make it fit the insert, then lower the hearth and add a reclaimed wood mantle. We also opted to paint the brick white to give it a current look while keeping in the style of the house.
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was great about providing me several options for financing, as I didn't have the entire amount in cash to
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out for the project. The financing process was smooth and easy, and shortly after we decided to move ahead I was approved and we were ready for the demo.
The demo went great, and the team was very clean and tidy, given they had to demo a bunch of brick to get the insert space right and demo the raised hearth. We had a couple of delays due to permits and inspections, but overall I am VERY happy with the results (see photos) and overall the installation was a breeze. I used the fireplace this weekend for the first time and it quickly heated my entire downstairs to a comfy 70 degrees.
I will mention that there were three snafus during the project, which
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worked to quickly address and rectify. First, they hadn't initially pulled a permit for the work - which we discovered after I asked on the first day. This delayed the project for a couple of weeks while we waited for the permit to arrive. I believe they thought I was pulling it and I thought they were, so in the end it was a
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miscommunication. Second, the person laying the bricks to build out the fireplace laid them in a pattern that didn't integrate with the old brick, so there was a "grout seam" down each side, making it look like the additional brick was bolted on. When I texted
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the photos, she quickly agreed that the work wasn't right, and sent someone in to take down the brick that had been put up and then redo it so that it looked like the brick was there all along. Finally, I had mentioned that I needed to get the ceiling painted, which I believe the painter took to mean I would have it painted after the work was done. In fact, I am not planning to have it painted until the spring. Unfortunately, he wasn't careful with the white paint on the fireplace at the top, so there are white paint
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on the ceiling, which could have easily been prevented with painters tape. However, I believe this was a
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miscommunication, not something that was intentionally done.
Again, these were minor in comparison to the fact that they are a full-service shop and I had a very unique situation. The team really went above and beyond with the work - they even identified a small gas leak in one of the lines in the basement and also fixed one of the electrical outlets next to the fireplace when they discovered it wasn't working - all at no charge.
Everyone that has come to my home can't believe how beautiful the fireplace is and how it completely transformed the look of my home. When I renovate my basement, I may add a fireplace there too, and will definitely use Ember again. I am so happy with Ember and would highly recommend them to anyone!
- Kelly C.
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They showed up right on time, were very polite and professional. They let me know what they were doing and gave me a time estimate on how long it would take. They finished faster than their estimated time, and cleaned up everything as if they were never even here. I was very pleased with the service and will hire them again next year for my annual sweep and inspection.
- Rachel T.
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called and arrived ahead of schedule. He immediately diagnosed the problem and made the repair. He cleaned the glass and rebuilt the log assembly. The fireplace looks better than it did the day it was installed. I would highly recommend this company.
- Edward G.
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Complete Chimney service come out and do a cleaning of the chimney after reading the positive reviews here. We purchased the house in May and wanted to have it cleaned before we had a fire.. Two technicians showed up and got right to work. They put down drop clothes on the floor in front of the fireplace and even held another over the opening while performing the cleaning. When they were finished they put the grate and screen back in place and vacuumed all around the hearth. They were friendly, thorough and professional. I would recommend them to my family and friends. As a matter of fact my sister in law is planning on calling them from my recommendation.
- BRIAN B.

All Fireplace Contractors in Hartselle, AL

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AFCS

27047 State Highway 79
Trafford

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Durable Designs

30030 US Hwy 72 West Madison
Madison

Earthman Inc

914 Maysville rd Ne

Flo Masonry

3008 Chelsea Ln SW
Huntsville

Floor Co Inc.

11309 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville

Harlan Harp Masonry

225 Baker Rd
Hartselle

Hess Concrete and Masonry

2025 danville park dr #5
Decatur

Indian Creek Wholesale Nursery

1124 Slaughter Rd
Madison

J & G Masonry Hartselle , Ala

1842 Hwy 36 East
Hartselle

Lee Company

331 Mallory Station Rd

Legacy Southern Homes, LLC

461 Capshaw Rd
Madison

Live Oak Landscape Services LLC

220 Export Circle
Huntsville

Marvin Windows By Dale Inc

410 Governors Dr SW
Huntsville

MOTLEY CREW

256 Craze Rd.
Hartselle

North Alabama Builders

311 County Road 1387
Vinemont

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