Window Repairs Vs. Window Replacement

If you have newer windows in your home that are giving you problems, you should probably attempt to repair them rather than replacing them at first. There is a good chance that an experienced window repair company can bring your windows back to life and allow you to get some more mileage out of them… Read more »

Reasons to Consider a Gas Fireplace Insert

Many area homes have traditional fireplaces. If you want to help heat your home, they’re not the best option for that– gas fireplace inserts, however, are. Inserts are heating appliances you place inside your old fireplace. Buying and using one can save you money because you don’t have to renovate or rebuild your old fireplace…. Read more »

Besides Ice Dams, What Could Cause a Leaky Roof in the Winter?

More often than not, an ice dam is likely to blame if your roof is leaking in the wintertime. But there are other things that can cause your roof to leak as well. Before you assume that an ice dam is causing your roof to leak this winter, consider some of the other possibilities. Let’s… Read more »

An Overview of Stucco Chimneys

Do you wish there was a way to bring your existing chimney back to life without spending an arm and a leg on it? Fortunately, there is a way to do so if you decide to go with a stucco chimney. Chimney stucco can be placed directly over the masonry from an existing chimney to… Read more »

What Are Those Ugly Black Streaks on My Roof?

Take a look around and notice if any roofs you see in the Poconos have black streaks on them… If so, guess what? You’re seeing blue green algae! Now most people just assume those black streaks on roofs are dirt or perhaps soot. However, the reality is that gloeocapsa magma, aka blue green algae, is… Read more »

How Often Should You Replace Your Windows?

The windows in your home are, unfortunately, not going to last forever. Regardless of whether you have vinyl windows, wood windows, or another type of windows, you can typically expect to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 to 25 years out of them. After that, you’ll need to seriously consider replacing them with new… Read more »

Here’s Why Routine Roof Maintenance is Important

Roofing by Bruce sees myriad types of roofs. Some of them are well-maintained and in very good condition. Others, well… aren’t in good shape at all! They’ve been neglected for years, with no one checking on them every once in a while. Neglected roofs with problems end up costing people a lot of money to… Read more »

Do Away With Ice Dams On Your Roof This Winter

During the winter, you’ve probably noticed some homes have lots of big, long icicles hanging down from their gutters. While this may look pleasant to the eye on sunny days, because icicles are spectacular, it’s actually not a good thing for the house or building. What is an ice dam? An “ice dam” is what… Read more »

The Benefits of Regency Fireplace Products

The average high for East Stroudsburg, PA, in January is 36 degrees, and the average low is 18 degrees. On days like those, isn’t it nice to have a fire going in your fireplace? Bruce’s Chimney Service does more than just chimneys– Bruce does fireplaces, too, as well as roofs and more… Bruce is a… Read more »