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The Lifespan of Prefabricated Fireplaces

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Many people purchase factory-built fireplace systems because they are a cost-efficient alternative to traditional masonry fireplaces. However, the prefabricated units sometimes have a shorter lifespan than their traditional counterparts, which means they need to be replaced more frequently. At the same time, some factory-built fireplaces are seen more as decorative heating appliances than primary heat sources, which means they are typically used with less frequency. With regular care, upkeep, and maintenance, some of these fireplace systems may last up to 20 years.

Like their masonry counterparts, factory-built fireplaces need to be regularly swept and inspected in order to burn safely and efficiently.  They need repairs and part replacements as necessary. Keep in mind that one of the most common reasons prefabricated units need to be swapped out is because their original replacement parts are no longer available. That’s why installing a new unit is often easier than attempting an after-market repair.

You may also need to replace your factory-built fireplace due to water damage, rusting on the chimney chase cover, or damaged chimney liners. If you need a factory-built fireplace replacement in Baltimore, turn to Complete Chimneys. You should have a chimney professional swap out your prefabricated fireplace in order to be safe and to be sure that your fireplace system is up to date.

 

The Benefits of a Factory-Built Fireplace

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Factory-built fireplaces are extremely popular as a modern option to keeping households warm and comfortable throughout the winter months. They are a good investment because they increase the value of your home. Also, in homes that lack a chimney, homeowners can still enjoy a fire because they don’t need a pre-existing chimney in order to be installed. A factory-built fireplace is designed to be installed either for new construction or for a home that is adding a fireplace. Made up of a firebox inside a steel cabinet, with a steel chimney or flue, you can have a factory-built fireplace installed with very little need for clearance. In fact, these fireplaces are known as “zero-clearance” fireplaces due to their minor safety requirements.  They are made with an insulation air blanket built into the design to keep the outer wall of the fireplace cool, which means they can be safely installed in close proximity to wood framing. Some of the additional benefits of a factory built fireplace include:

  • Affordability
  • Designed with an Entire Chimney System
  • Lifespan of Up to 30 Years
  • Different Styles for Any Décor
  • Flexible Installation Options
  • Efficient Heating

Contact Complete Chimneys to find out more about obtaining a factory-built fireplace replacement in Baltimore.