Inserts are a great retrofit for older homes. They fit into and seal existing fireplace openings, turning drafty old fireplaces into convenient and efficient zone heaters and still offer a wide selection of designs and finishes, all with minimal construction.
Before you decide on an insert though, it’s important that you come prepared to shop. The process is made simple by two small steps. The first one is bringing in a picture of the existing fireplace, which can be useful in helping us assess the feasibility of installation. Another tip is taking measurements before coming in, if possible. Measuring the depth from the back of the fireplace to the front, as well as the opening itself, can go a long way when it comes to shopping for an insert. Instead of choosing an insert purely based on appearance and finding out that it doesn’t fit after-the-fact, we can be prepared. This way, we can find an insert that not only fits your needs and personality, but one that fits your fireplace as well.
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
At Fireplace Stone & Patio, we can offer you plenty of options for finishing and accessorizing your insert installation. If a facelift is needed, but you're on a budget, stone is a great option. You can pick through over a hundred samples. We have all the necessary chimney and stove pipe components for venting.
PREPARING YOURSELF TO SHOP INSERTS
Doing some research can benefit you greatly before arriving at the hearth store. By determining what fuel type you are going to use and what style best fits your décor can save time. It is also a good idea to either bring in a picture of the existing fireplace and if you are able to take your fireplace opening and depth from front to back dimensions you will be more able to select a product that not only fits your needs but we can determine if it fits into your fireplace