Why We Use HeatShield

Your chimney was constructed to be able to withstand extreme heat, smoke, and other byproducts that are produced from your fireplace. However, overtime, exposure to corrosive gases and creosote will eventually take its toll on your chimney flue. If your chimney is...

What Is a Rain Pan?

If you’ve ever had a leaky chimney, you know what a disastrous effect moisture can have on your home. Moisture in your chimney system can cause a variety of problems including damper corrosion, disintegration of flue tile, and water intrusion into your masonry....

Masonry Restoration Services

When you think of Leonard & Sons you probably associate us with being Chicagoland’s top chimney expert. But did you know that we didn’t start out as a chimney company? We started out as a tuckpointing business back in 1966. Throughout the years we’ve added...

We Remove Glazed Creosote

Did you know that there are three stages of creosote buildup? First is the level 1 creosote buildup, this is when creosote dust starts to form. Then, there is level 2 creosote buildup, this occurs when creosote starts to turn into shiny black flakes. Level 3 creosote,...

We’ll Repair Your Flashing In a Flash

Have you ever noticed water stains on the walls adjacent to your chimney? These types of stains can be unsightly and even create mold or mildew issues. You may be wondering, how do these stains on your wall appear? Well, the most likely scenario is that you might be...

Dryer Vent Problems In The New Year?

The new year is upon us, so now is the time to resolve to keep up on you home appliance inspections and maintenance. Appliances make our lives so much easier. However, convenience can sometimes come with a little risk as well. When you use your clothes dryer, you are...