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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.

natural gas fireplace

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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Appraisals - Real Estate, Architects & Building Design, Basement Waterproofing, Bathtub Refinishing & Liners, Biohazard Remediation, Builders - Garages/Barns/Sheds, Builders - Homes, Cabinet Making, Cabinet Refacing/Restoration, Carpentry - Unfinished, Carpentry - Woodworking, Carpet Sales/Installation/Repair, Chimney Caps, Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep, Closets, Concrete - Leveling/Mudjacking, Concrete - Pouring & Repair, Concrete - Stamped & Decorative, Countertops, Deck Maintenance, Decks & Porches, Delivery Service, Dock Building & Repair, Doors, Drywall, Dumpster Service, Electrical, Epoxy Flooring, Excavating, Fireplaces, Floor Cleaning/Polishing/Waxing, Flooring Sales/Installation/Repair, Foundation Repair, Fountains, Garage Doors, Glass & Mirrors, Glass Block, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repair & Replacement, Handymen, Hardwood Flooring Sales/Installation/Refinishing, Hauling, Heating & A/C, Home Automation, Hurricane Shutters, Insulation, Land Surveying, Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Landscaping - Lakefront, Landscaping & Lighting, Lawn & Yard Work, Lawn Fertilization & Treatment, Lawn Irrigation, Lead Testing & Removal, Marble & Granite, Masonry, Mold Testing & Remediation, Moving, Painting - Exterior, Painting - Interior, Pest Control/Exterminating, Plumbing, Plumbing - Drain Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Radon Detection & Reduction, Remodeling - Basements, Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom, Remodeling - Modular & Mobile Home, Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures, Roof Cleaning, Roof Ice/Snow Removal, Roofing, Screen Repair, Septic Tank, Sewer Cleaning, Siding, Skylights, Stone & Gravel, Structural Engineering, Stucco, Tree Service, TV Service - Cable, TV Service - Satellite, Wallpaper Removal, Wallpapering, Window Cleaning, Window Tinting, Window Treatments, Windows, Windows - Egress, Windows - Safety & Security Film, Wrought Iron

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 Pontiac

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is truly an honest reliable vendor. I explained my problem to him over the phone and he gave me a suggestion that might help fix the issue. It worked! Thanks to
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's honesty and helpfulness. There really are honest Vendors in this world and
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is one of them. Thank you
- Leslie E.
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Removing the old gas insert and installing the new one was a two day affair. There was one minor hiccup with replacing the mortar (the worker went AWOL for a few hours), but throughout it all the workers from
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and Home were friendly and professional.
The only other snag was that they missed a hole in the wall where the old gas line came into the house. It was partially
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by our landscaping, and we didn't notice until after the workers left. Our sales rep came out that night and patched the hole personally which was outstanding.
We'd happily order from FH&H again and highly recommend their work.
- Michael D.
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You should hire them. Overall they did a great job. I would recommend them to others. Price was good. They were timely and efficient and left a clean work site.
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was great to deal with and executed all of our requests. When there was any minor hiccups,
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and
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worked together to make sure we were happy. Beautiful fireplace, great job, great work and a job well done.
- Anita M.
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I thought that
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, being a major contractor to many of the home builders in town would be a volume business company that meant fast work, lower quality and barely adequate craftsmanship at a high price.
Boy, was I wrong!
Showroom - At there showroom, we did not make an appointment but they took care of use very nicely. They showed us all the options, wood options, spindle options, stain options.
Measures - they came out to measure our job so they could give us a quote.
Quote - They gave us three quotes to either replace the broken or damaged parts of our stairs, to replace only all spindles with iron spindles, or to replace the entire stairs.
Work Done - We decided not to half bake this and went with the full replacement.
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came out and spend two weeks at our place to remove all the stairs and spindles in sections (we have a loft so there were safety concerns). To install stairs is a custom job, you don't have a lot of precut pieces! He customized everything and was meticulous. I felt that he was a true old school craftsman. He probably spent about a total of 70 hours on our project. We have stairs rails, loft area and a balcony. He was truly awesome.
I would highly recommend them and use them again. You don't get quality, value pricing and attentive service like this often!
Thanks team at
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- Greg K.
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I called to see if company could install gas insert bought at Home Depot. Person who answered office number laughed at me and said "no one is going to install that. want to either." As a mother of three, I expect common decency. Im sorry the person was not personable or even nice, although I was absolutely polite to him. Makes me angry he would speak that way to me. Based on that interaction, I will never call this place again for any reason.
- Lydia P.
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We were very impressed with the service throughout the entire process. On the initial call,
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, the technician, was delayed quite a bit as a result of unexpected issues with the previous appt. He kept us updated throughout the delay and even asked it we wanted to reschedule. Once he arrived, and this was toward the end of the day, he thoroughly checked out the fireplaces, explaining everything that he was doing and what he was finding. He did discover that the fireplace in the living room, which we had only used once in 12 years, was vented incorrectly. He contacted his service department and sent pictures of what he had found. AZ Fireplaces researched the situation and tried to determine the least invasive approach that would achieve the desired results.
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and
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returned about 10 days later, worked their magic and had the living room fireplace working properly in no time.
- Myra B.
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I have used
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for several years. Prior to that I used other contractors. Bill
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is by far the most knowledgable and thorough technician I have come across. He is reliable and customer oriented, skills that in my view are rarely found anymore. His standards of performance are high and the customer gets the benefit. I recommend Bill with my highest level of confidence.
- Patrick Y.

All Fireplace Contractors in Pontiac, IL

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A Dash of Splash Decorating

1809 Saltonstall Drive
Normal

A-1 Masonry

18671 E 600 North Rd
Bloomington

Altman's Billiards & Barstools

2036-60 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington

CARTER CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING INC

806 N Elizabeth St
Clinton

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Hammond Fireplace & Chimney

805 S Urbana Ave
Urbana

HOFFRICHTER'S WEST SIDE LUMBER

423 N COURT ST
Pontiac

Jay's Handyman Service

911 1/2 W. Grove St.
Bloomington

Kupferschmid Inc

320 W Howard St
Pontiac

Pro Air Heating & Cooling

2701 S. Main St.
Bloomington

SBC HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

416 OLYMPIA DR
Bloomington

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