Home Fireplace Options

Fireplaces are known for enhancing the aesthetic of any living space. Nothing quite beats a quiet evening cozied up in front of a warm fire, especially once outdoor temperatures drop. And they always set the perfect mood for any holiday gathering. Not to mention, homes with fireplaces tend to be greatly desired by potential future buyers. Many say they would be willing to pay more money for a home with a fireplace installed!

If you’re looking to add or upgrade a fireplace, the staff at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney can help you out! But first, you need to know what type of fireplace you want to purchase. Let’s review the more common options below.

Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Wood-burning options are an obvious choice and are what most people think of when they hear the word fireplace. These types of are fueled with actual wood logs that you need to light up your yourself. Learning how to build a fire takes some practice, but nothing quite beats the atmosphere offered by this more traditional fireplace style.

The downside of wood-burning options are that they take some work. Between hauling fuel, lighting fires, scooping out ash, and maintaining the fire while it’s lit, you’ll definitely have your hands full! Many enjoy this extra work, but if you have a busy lifestyle wood-fueled options may not be the best fit for you.

Gas-Fueled Fireplaces

For those who are constantly on-the-go, gas-fueled fireplaces are great. All is takes is a flip of a switch and you’ve got yourself a fire! When you’re ready to leave or go to bed, just flip the switch again, and you are good to go. It’s easy and still offers the unbeatable appeal that fireplaces add to any home or living space.

To top it all off, there’s no clean-up involved. Just invest in your annual inspection every year, and your system will stand strong for years to come. You couldn’t ask for anything easier!

Factory Built or Masonry?

You’ll also have to decide if you want your system built into your home (masonry) or factory built. Masonry options are sturdy, durable, and are known for looking great in a home. That being said it’s a process that takes time and will end up costing you a lot more than the factory built options.

Factory built fireplaces are lighter in weight and much more cost effective. Since they are built without a footing needed, they can be installed in more places throughout your house than masonry options. Many prefer this type due to their flexibility, inexpensive cost, and faster installation time. Both are great choices, so discuss your needs with our technicians, and we’ll find the best option for you!

For more information, give us call. At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we are here for you!