Installation Of Fire Places And Chimneys
To ensure that the Fireplaces and the Chimneys keep functioning without trouble for years, it is very important to see to it that their installation be done with proper accord.
Fireplaces and Chimneys are important functional parts of the property and their malfunctioning can result in seriously hazardous situations. This may include but are not limited to fire mishaps which can result in permanent property damage. All of this can be avoided by ensuring that these parts be installed and maintained properly at regular intervals.
The question of installing a wood burning fireplace in a house that hasn’t got one is of primary importance.
Construction details and cost estimates are prior concerns while installing Chimneys and Fireplaces on any property. This becomes all the more important as there is no standard costing available for reference. The costing depends on the particular construction and condition of the property. Installing the same Chimney or FP system can be of different expenses on different properties.
Then there is the subject of changing gas fireplaces and reinstalling wood-burning ones instead.
Standard terminology regarding the issue of fireplaces can be confusing to the novice. Pre-fab fireplaces, vent-less ones, masonry fireplaces, etc are the usually popular ones.
This and other technical stuff require that clients had better opt for professional assistance.
Retro-fitting Wood burner fireplaces are also possible, albeit somewhat expensive. The more important concern is that some places are currently banning WBFPs due to the pollution concerns.
Metal stove pipes would have a rather rough and ready look. Brick chimneys could be good looking but also consequently more expensive. Fiberglass and composite shingle roofing is easier and cheaper than the ones on wood shingle or metal roof.
Masonry fireplaces are full brick or stone constructions that do not have pre fixed fir boxes. Whether in the living room or a word station they can be quite the pleasure to look at. However, these have weighty constructions that would require professional installation expertise. They are also not really as efficient in heating purposes as their more recent cousins.
Converting direct vent gas FPs to wood burners isn’t generally feasible or advised. Majority of the parts are different, including the vent pipe.
Along with the standard devices, there are advanced versions of stoves and fireplaces that are appearing on the market almost every day, using newer technology. These new versions are much more energy efficient than their older counterparts. However, the initial installation charges of these devices are higher than the usual ones. With this fact in mind, some clients are considering inexpensive alternatives such as the direct vent gas stoves that come equipped with gas logs pre-installed. These systems are efficient on the heat generation work. These are generally furnished in a way so as not to pollute the indoor air with hazardous exhausts of any kind. And they are also reported to be energy efficient.
All pros and cons discussed, it remains to be mentioned that the wood burning fireplaces are no more in vogue. The charming looking old fashioned wood burning ones are in some way becoming a thing of luxurious affordability as the times pass. Only people who don't care about energy efficiency and over the top expenses are going for them.