The fireplace has always been the heart of the home. The mood it inspires sets the stage for all of our fondest memories of romance, family sharing, and festive gatherings around the fireplace. When remodeling or building a new home another great affordable alternative to building a masonry fireplace is to install a zero clearance factory-built fireplace. These can be installed directly into a framed wooded structure or a chase, either on the outside of the building or up through the middle. They are usually vented with double or triple air-cooled pipe specifically made for that particular fireplace model, eliminating the need to build a masonry flue. There are many choices of wood zero clearance fireplaces available, from radiant heating and heat circulating models, all the way up to high-efficiency units that are basically a furnace that looks like a fireplace. They can be finished to look just like any masonry fireplace with a stone or granite surround and a mantel.
- Eliminates the need for a masonry fireplace
- The aesthetic focal point of your room
- Economical and easy to install
- Some high efficiency and clean burning