Is It Time for a Retro-Fit?

by | Feb 14, 2019 | Fireplace Maintenance

The odds are, you’re still depending on your heating systems to heat your home. If you’re used to using a fireplace to supplement that heat, it is a bummer when it has a problem. When you find out that your fireplace which has helped you stay comfortable and warm for many years needs a major repair, what do you do?

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Your fireplace may be beyond repair. The repairs required to bring it back up to safety and up to code may be too expensive to consider. When your firebox is no longer safe for proper and efficient use, it’s time to consider a retro-fit fireplace. A Retro-fit fireplace is a fireplace that is placed into the firebox, replacing the existing fireplace completely–bypassing the problems that exist with your fireplace. Homeowners may choose to retro-fit a fireplace for an easy upgrade, for simple cosmetics, or to avoid repairs.

Professional Installation

If you’re a homeowner in the Raleigh/Durham area, and are considering a fireplace retro-fit, make sure you involve a team of certified professionals who can do the job properly. Certified chimney sweeps are experienced and trained in bringing fireplace and chimney systems up to code and in every type of installation. Hiring a professional for a retro-fit is especially important because the fireplace should be measured precisely. Getting the measurement wrong can mean too much or not enough space between the new fireplace and your home, creating a fire hazard. Call a professional right away to help you get started on your new fireplace.

Upgrade with a Retro-Fit

Installing a retro-fit fireplace is a great way to upgrade an old fireplace. You may want to upgrade an old, open fireplace to a closed unit for better efficiency. You can also change fuel type, switching from a troublesome wood-burning fireplace to a convenient, efficient, and low-maintenance gas fireplace.

Gas Logs with a Retro-Fit

The most affordable retro-fit, and one of the most popular options is the gas log. Your chimney professional can work with the local gas company to have a full conversion completed in no time. With gas logs, you can have a fire blazing in moments with the press of a button. You’ll have complete temperature control, and many models even have a remote. It’s important to have gas appliances installed professionally to avoid any problems with emissions or operation.

Trust Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service with a Retro-Fit

At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service we have completed hundreds of these installations, retro-fitting new fireplaces into all types of spaces, and homes all around our service area. We are licensed, certified, and trained by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Let us help you with the fireplace of your dreams. Call us at 919-747-1859.

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