Studies show that homeowners want a fire in their home. Even homes equipped with central air and heat are made better and easier to sell with a beautiful fireplace. Maybe you don’t have your dream home with your dream fireplace; simply because installing a fireplace is time-consuming and expensive. Maybe you don’t know the first thing about installing a fireplace and chimney, and you aren’t sure where to put one! First thing’s first: call a professional.
Start With a Certified Professional
Whether repairing, replacing, or installing a chimney or fire product, you need to start by calling a professional. A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) is able to discuss your goals for your dream space, your home, and your heating system. Choose a chimney sweep company that specializes is prefabricated chimneys. This way you have the added benefit of versatility, swift installation, and affordability!
What is a Prefabricated Chimney?
A prefabricated or factory-built chimney is a lightweight chimney made of metal piping that can be installed virtually anywhere in your home. It is tested for safety and designed to work with a specific appliance. When the prefabricated chimney is installed correctly with it’s paired appliance, the system is highly efficient. It results in more heat output, less pollution and waste, and less creosote and soot. A traditional masonry fireplace and chimney can lose up to 75 percent of heat output! That’s what makes these systems highly efficient. In addition, it can be exactly what you need for zone heating or even primary heat in your home.
Why Choose a Prefabricated Chimney?
Many homes do not have the space for a traditional masonry chimney. Also, they lack the ability to add the foundation required for a masonry chimney. Chimney constructions can be costly and take a lot of time. This is not an issue with prefabricated chimneys. The chimney doesn’t need a foundation due to it’s lightweight materials. This also makes it versatile, so your fireplace and chimney can be installed virtually anywhere! Plus, your certified chimney sweep can advise you about the pros and cons of each location before you make your choice.
Prefabricated chimneys are not only cheaper to install, but also require less service and repairs do to their high efficiency. They are designed to work safely and efficiently with a specific appliance. Not to mention, they are also safer than many other options. So, your home owners insurance will be happy with this as well!
Your Professional Installation
When you call Chesapeake Chimney & Co to discuss your new chimney and fireplace, a certified expert will walk you through the process from start to finish. Our fireplace experts will fit you with the perfect appliance for the function and use that you need. We will stay within your budget and help you decide where to place it. Then one of our field technicians will install the product, along with a final inspection of the system. When your appliance and prefabricated chimney is installed it will be ready to work for you, complete with flashing and cap to prevent water intrusion!
If you’re ready to start the process for your new chimney installation, call Chesapeake Chimney & Co today at 410-535-0052. You can also request an appointment from your computer or smart phone using our convenient online scheduling tool.