Home Builders Are Not Always Fireplace Experts

Let Chim Cheree help you with all your fireplace & chimney needs!

Let Chim Cheree help you with all your fireplace & chimney needs!

Are you planning on building a new home? If you want to include a fireplace, you should know that just because a contractor and his crew can build houses means they are experts in constructing fireplaces and chimneys. At Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists, our fireplace technicians are certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) in building and installing fireplaces, and they can be trusted to add a high quality fireplace to your new home. We would like to tell you why, without NFI certification, home builders are not fireplace experts.

What expertise is learned during the NFI certification process?

To become NFI-certified, technicians must pass an exam based on a training manual that includes important topics such as safety code regulations, combustion theory, fuel comparisons, and appliance design and sizing. NFI certification is available in three specialties: gas, wood-burning, and pellet. Both the training manual and the exam were designed with the help of industry installers, technical experts, and hearth business owners.

Why is it so important to have someone who is NFI-certified install my fireplace? Why can’t my home builder do this job?

When you think about both the safety and performance of your fireplace and chimney, you know this system requires technical knowledge and skill in the designing and installation of each component. The NFI-certified technicians at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists consider proper placement, venting, and protection from combustibles when building and installing fireplaces. You can trust them to make the right decisions about the appropriate appliance or other products for your needs. Home builders tend to try to cut costs when it comes to fireplaces and will install a cheap product of poor quality. You could end up spending more money to replace an inferior fireplace than if you had hired an NFI-certified specialist in the first place.

What exactly is the NFI?

Founded in 2001 by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), the NFI set meaningful professional standards for those who plan and install residential hearth appliances and venting system. The certifications in gas, wood-burning, and pellet appliances are designed to receive recognition from code and building officials as well as the general public.

For guaranteed fireplace installation, you can count on Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists. Our technicians are not only certified by the NFI, but also by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). If you are building a new home with a fireplace, contact us to schedule a planning consultation with our certified experts.

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