Advance Chimney Sweeps is our region's preferred place to purchase a factory built wood fireplace for your new home, or to changeout your worn out wood burner in an existing home. We cover a wide area from the Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, Beaver, Butler PA & the West Virginia counties of Monongalia, Marion and Preston WV since 1996. and beyond. We’ve competed many sales and installations of wood burning fireplaces for decades and have thousands of satisfied customers.
Wood burning fireplaces are the most common type of fireplace in our area. They provide many benefits and styles, and our employees are CSIA-certified so that they can easily and efficiently take care of a wide range of needs when it relates to wood-burning prefabs.
Wood Burning Fireplaces Benefits
If you ask a dozen different homeowners why they love their wood-burning factory built fireplace, you will probably get dozens of different answers. However, there are several commonalities such as ambiance, warmth, and a reduced need for specific types of ongoing maintenance.
Another benefit is flexibility. Aesthetics are often in the eye of the beholder. What one person loves another may dislike and vice versa. Some prefer a traditional fireplace appearance while others want a more modern approach to design.
Prefabricated Wood Burning Fireplaces
Many terms are used to refer to these wood burning appliances such as pre-fab, prefabricated, factory built or manufactured. These units can function without traditional heat protection such as flue tiles or masonry. Instead, these units feature a firebox contained by another outside metal box and the contained system vents all byproducts up the chimney chase and pushes (fireplace fans can be included) the heat into the room.
What Kind of Wood Burning Fireplace Do I Have?
A masonry fireplace with an open firebox may feel warm when you are burning but the truth is most of the heat is going up the chimney. And when there is no fire burning you are inviting chilly air into your home. Wood burning fireplace inserts are one option that many of our customers have opted for when this is the fireplace type they have. This allows them to update their home’s decor and the efficiency of the fireplace (if they have an existing masonry fireplace). These units can easily fit inside these types of the traditional masonry fireplace systems.
The other main type of wood burning fireplaces are known as Manufactured or Factory Built Fireplace. Many times builders will install this type of unit when building a home. They also use what is called a "builder's grade" unit, not always the highest quality. After 15 or more years the metal firebox may start to rust out and when you are burning wood that can be quite dangerous. We recommend replacing or doing a "changeout" of these units for a structurally sound new fireplace. We can also install these units into the framing when you are building an addition or constructing a new home.
Sometimes, while performing chimney repairs in Pittsburgh, PA as well as the surrounding communities and West Virginia, we’ll find out that the best option for a homeowner is one of these alternatives to traditional masonry fireplaces. Our team has helped with thousands of such projects since we opened our doors in 1996.
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The benefits and aesthetics of a wood burning fireplace are just a few of the reasons these are so popular throughout our region. From holiday gatherings to keeping your home comfortable during the colder months to providing an updated appearance in your living room, wood-burning fireplaces will continue to grow in popularity in the coming years. We cover a wide area from the Greater Pittsburgh PA area to Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls and throughout the Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV region and beyond.
If you need assistance with yours or would like to contact our team for any other chimney sweep or repair services, then call us today at (800) 822-2131. You can also send our team a message here for more information.