Fireplace 101

Fireplace 101. Back by popular demand!

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What kind of fireplace should I install?

If you are looking for a full-fledged renovation, there are a lot of decisions to make on the type of fireplace you want to purchase. Initially, you should consider how much time you want to spend maintaining your fireplace. A wood fireplace or stove requires a lot more prep time and clean-up time, since you will be responsible for buying wood and getting the fire started, oftentimes without any help. Although they require more work, they often produce a more authentic, warmer fire. Consider the cost and availability of the wood in your neck of the woods. If you are looking for simplicity or the local ordinance has restrictions, a gas or electric fireplace is ideal for you. With the flip of a switch, you’ll have a roaring fire, though not of the same quality. 

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