Gas & Wood-Burning Fireplace Installation
Sitting down with the family in front of a cozy fireplace on a cold night, cocoa in hand– who doesn’t love that? The beauty and warmth that comes with having a fireplace is most certainly appealing.
But smart homeowners also pay attention to the things that bring value to their investment, and studies from real estate industry groups have continually shown the positive effects of adding a fireplace to a home. The National Association of Realtors noted that almost half of polled home buyers were willing to pay more for a home that had a fireplace. And the National Association of Home Builders said that new home buyers, when asked to share their most-desired features, picked fireplaces as their No. 2 choice. In other words, fireplaces aren’t just enjoyable additions — they’re savvy ones, too.
If you’re looking to have a new fireplace installed in your home, give Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney a call. We know Colorado, and we know the unique requirements for building, maintaining and using fireplaces in the mountains of Colorado. We’ve been working on fireplaces and chimneys in and around Littleton, CO for more than 15 years and we’d love to help you make the most of your new source of warmth and beauty in your home.
Different Fireplace Choices
You have two main choices when considering adding a new fireplace to your home: a masonry fireplace, or a factory-built unit. Each has different benefits, and either might be a good choice for your home, depending on your taste and needs.
Things you’ll need to consider:
Masonry fireplaces are generally built on-site, brick by brick. And since masonry materials are extremely heavy, a masonry fireplace will need to be built on a concrete footing that can stand up to its weight. Masonry also tends to be more expensive than factory-built because of the materials required for construction. Masonry units can be beautiful and highly durable, and many homeowners truly love them, but their structural demands and cost must be taken into account.
Factory-built fireplaces, however, are made out of lighter materials (with a metal chimney and firebox), and can commonly be installed without a footing, so there’s more flexibility with placement. Factory-built units tend to be faster to install, very affordable and very efficient.
You’ll Also Need To Decide Which Type Of Fuel Works Best For You
We regularly install gas and wood-burning fireplaces, and you might gravitate toward one fuel or the other based on your taste, your lifestyle and your heating needs.
Busy families often choose gas, since it allows you to have a fire going at the push of a button and upkeep is relatively minimal, day by day.
Wood has benefits as well, from being an affordable and renewable fuel to the fact that your wood-burning fire will still be available for use in the event of a power outage. After brutal storms on cold nights, this can be a huge benefit.
Talk it over with your Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney technicians — we’d love to help you find the right fireplace at the right budget for you and your home.
If you’re interested in a new gas or wood-burning fireplace, call Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney at 303-679-1601!