A fireplace is a very popular choice and adds significantly to the value of any home. Most fireplaces are no longer traditional brick and mortar, but are engineered and pre-built by major manufacturers. More than seventy-five percent of all fireplaces installed each year are factory-built and shipped to the construction site.
A factory-built fireplace is actually a firebox enclosed within a steel cabinet. A blanket of insulating air keeps the outer wall cool, and spacers surrounding the cabinet allow it to be installed in close proximity to the wood framing (hence the name "zero-clearance fireplace").
Factory-built fireplaces are surprisingly inexpensive. They use a lightweight chimney and do not need any additional footing or other structural support. Because they have fewer limitations than site-built masonry fireplaces, they can be easily and safely installed in almost any room.
Factory-built fireplaces are available in a range of sizes, and can be open on one, two, three, or four sides. Brick, stone, marble and other facing materials can be combined with your choice of mantels to suit your decor. Wood Heat offers pellet, wood, and gas fireplaces from top manufacturers. Our trained professionals will help you choose the fireplace that best suits your needs and lifestyle.
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