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3 Reasons Why Adding a Fireplace Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Did you know fireplaces are among the most popular home features found in homes for sale? Not only do they serve the functional purpose of providing additional warmth in your home but by adding a fireplace, you may also be helping increase your home’s value. Regardless if you live in sunny Las Vegas, NV, or cloudy Pittsburgh, PA, a fireplace is a simple way to add exciting architectural details to your home. 1) On average,…
March 26, 2021
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Gas Fireplace Safety

A gas-burning fireplace is easier to maintain than a wood-burning fireplace but also requires annual preservation and care. Issues can arise and can be deadly. Carbon monoxide enters the home when fireplace vents are blocked or do not operate as expected. If you notice any of the following, your gas fireplace may not be venting properly and requires immediate attention to ensure safety. Dampness inside the home, specifically on walls (peeling wallpaper, paint blisters, etc.)…
November 10, 2019
FireplacesMantels & SurroundsUncategorized

Fireplace Mantel Decorating

Fireplace Mantel Decorating tips for any season. Most homeowners already know exactly what kind of display they want to set up on a new mantel for celebrating the holidays, but that’s only one small section of the year. Unless you want your mantel to sit empty the rest of the year, you’ll need to keep your creativity up and choose some non-seasonal decorations that look great as the seasons change. Instead of rushing to change…
June 21, 2019
FireplacesOutdoor FireOutdoor FireplacesWoodburning Fireplaces

Using Your Fireplace for the Last Time Until Winter

Tips for Using Your Fireplace for the Last Time Until Winter. If you're like most of us, chances are you won't be using your fireplace very much, if any, from now until winter rolls around again. However, you shouldn't simply let the last fire of the season die and call it good. There's a little bit of cleaning you should do in order to keep your home safe from chimney fires, going beyond simply scheduling…
April 25, 2019
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What to Look For When Buying A New Gas Fireplace

What to Look For When Buying A New Gas Fireplace. Unlike traditional masonry fireplaces, gas fireplaces don't need a chimney; they can be vented directly out through the wall, which helps them burn much more efficiently. Beyond that, they also help reduce pollution as they produce zero particles when compared to traditional wood-burning fireplaces. However, not all options are the same. When you're buying a new gas fireplace, there are a few important factors you…
March 26, 2019
Electric FireplacesFireplacesGas FireplacesMantels & SurroundsWoodburning Fireplaces

Adding Some Spark To Your Fireplace

A good fireplace doesn't just help keep you and your family warm through the long winter months, it will also serve as a kind of centerpiece for the entire room. Bland fireplaces that appear unused and/or neglected are drab, and take away from the overall feel of the room. In order to add some spark, we need to add some tasteful decor and accessories to spice it up.  Setting up the furniture in the room…
March 13, 2019
Electric FireplacesFireplacesGas FireplacesWoodburning Fireplaces

Best Choices To Replace A Wood-Burning Fireplace

Are You Looking For Best Choices To Replace A Wood-Burning Fireplace? Everyone loves a good old-fashioned fireplace. The crackling of the logs, the glow of the embers, and the warmth of the flames all combine to make them fantastic additions to your home. However, between either buying firewood or chopping it yourself, as well as the increased safety hazards, they can also be a lot more work. It's this reason that many folks are looking…
February 22, 2019
FireplacesGas FireplacesGas Logs

When to Replace Your Gas Logs

Happy holidays everyone! We hope your holiday season has been fantastic so far, and continues on through the new year.  We are often asked how frequently you need to replace the gas logs in your gas fireplace. The uninspiring answer is: it depends. The longer answer is that there isn't a set timeline for when they need to be replaced. Rather, there are a variety of factors that can affect the lifespan of your gas…
December 27, 2018
FireplacesWoodburning Fireplaces

The Best Wood for the Fireplace

The Best Wood for the Fireplace. For the most part, newer homes that are built with a fireplace in them are built with either gas or electric fireplaces. Gas or electric fireplaces are certainly easier to use and generally require less maintenance and upkeep. However, there's still a significant number, old and new, of wood-burning fireplaces out there. As convenient and easy as gas or electric may be, there's just something special about having a…
November 6, 2018
Fireplaces

Ensuring Fireplace Safety This Winter

As we head towards winter, and the weather starts to get colder and colder, naturally, our fireplaces are used more often. It's possible, even likely depending on where you live, that you haven't used your fireplace at all since last winter. Across the nation, accidents involving fireplaces, chimneys, and wood stoves cost over two million dollars in damage annually, not to mention injuries, so taking precautions to prevent these from ever happening in the first…
October 30, 2018