Fireplaces: Where to Start

24 May 2016

Complete Fireplace Packages

Installing a fireplace is a huge project that extends far beyond picking out the unit that you like best. In most cases, a fireplace is a permanent alteration of your house, and the costs don't stop when the installation process is complete. As with all home improvements, you should consider whether the fireplace you select will impact the overall value of your home. Resale value does not trump your enjoyment of your living space, but it's something to think about if you think you might sell your home one day.

In some areas, it is expected that a house will have a fireplace. By installing a new fireplace or renovating an old one, you would be preseving or even increasing your house's value. Similarly, if you live in a colder climate, a fireplace would be a worthwhile asset for a home to have. A gas fireplace is a convenient way to augment your heating system in the winter, and environmentally-conscious people will be interested in the benefits of a wood-burning fireplace. Some municipalities have banned new construction of certain types of fireplaces due to environmental concerns, so make sure that your chosen model is allowed in your location.

We recommend allowing six weeks for a fireplace installation from start to finish. This includes delivery of the unit, contractor consultations, and construction. Additionally, we suggest starting the process now while the weather is still warm. That way, you won't be left scrambling when winter rolls back around. If you need a starting point, click HERE to browse our fireplace packages. These listings are complete collections of everything you need to build your new fireplace, chosen by experts. To receive personalized assistance, fill out this FORM or email us at tech@shopchimney.com.