Is It Time to Update Your Prefabricated Fireplace?

If you live in a home that was built within the last 30 years, there is a good chance that you have a prefabricated, or factory-built, fireplace. While this type of fireplace does provide warmth, prefabricated fireplaces are not made to last nearly as long as masonry fireplaces. Once a prefabricated fireplace begins to get old, they look dull and drab – and they decrease in efficiency. This can lead to results of frustration and even unsafe situations. These include water leaks (that can be devastating and painfully expensive to repair), hazardous fires, and just be a giant eyesore to look at! It may be time for you to update your old prefabricated fireplace system. Fortunately, Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists can help you with this home improvement project. We would like to tell you a bit more about why an old prefabricated fireplace needs to be updated.

Why should I update my old prefabricated fireplace?

The biggest problem with a prefabricated fireplace is from the water that runs down the chimney pipe. Over time, it rusts out the seam where the chimney meets the firebox. When this area rusts through, the fireplace is no longer suitable for use! In addition, Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists sees damage to the prefabricated chimney and the chase that also allows water to leak into your home. This is why it is so crucial to schedule annual fireplace and chimney inspections; so that you are not at risk for these hazards. Having said that, the primary reason to replace a manufactured fireplace is simple. They start to look outdated. Older units start to actually look old and worn. They also become less efficient and need to be updated to something more modern!

How can Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists update my old prefabricated fireplace?

We offer both sales and professional installation services of a wide variety of prefabricated fireplace and chimney systems. This includes models from nationally known companies like Regency Fireplaces. You can trust our National Fireplace Institute (NFI)-certified technicians to properly and safely install your new system. We can also update your chimney chase, as we are proud installers of ClifRock! We recently installed a new Regency HZ40 and replaced the vinyl siding on the chimney chase with ClifRock concrete panels. Not only do these concrete panels look amazing, but they also do an excellent job of keeping water out of your chimney.

Updating your prefabricated fireplace not only ensures your safety, but it also transforms the appearance of your hearth area! Contact us at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists and find out more information about our professional fireplace restoration services.

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