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 »

The Importance of Window Caulking

If you have newer windows installed in your home, you might be under the impression they’re already energy efficient. But the truth is that if you don’t have window caulking done properly around your windows, cold air might still be sneaking into your home and dragging your energy efficiency down. By having your windows caulked,… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Windows Before Winter

Has it been a long time now since the last time you had the windows in your home replaced? If so, you should consider replacing your home’s windows before the winter rolls around this year. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of doing so. Replacing your windows will make your home more… Read more »

Reasons to Install a Gas Fireplace

Running your heating system all winter long can be very expensive. It can force you to cut back on other things you want to do in life. A gas fireplace can help you heat your home without having to run your heating system constantly. It can reduce your heating costs dramatically from the moment you… Read more »