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Check Out Our Selection Of Free Standing Gas Stoves

When shopping for a new heating appliance, there is no shortage of options available! One option that is increasingly popular with homeowners is the free-standing gas stove! While some may think that free-standing stoves have a rustic look or are meant for log cabins, these heating appliances have a number of modern styles that make them perfect for any home.Our Selection Of Free Standing Gas Stoves - Ann Arbor MI - Clean Sweeps of MI

Benefits of a free-standing stove

There are a number of surprising benefits to installing a free-standing gas stove as your next heating appliance!

– Takes up less space. Traditional fireplaces can be bulky, taking up space above, below, and to the right and left of the actual firebox; in homes where square footage is at a premium, this can make even small fireplaces too big to install. Free-standing stoves, however, take up less floor and wall space when installed – without taking over an entire room.
– Create a minimalist design. Because they do not have a mantle, hearth, or surround, free-standing stoves create a minimalist design. These unique stoves are available in both more traditional or modern styles; this allows you to choose the perfect stove for your home and decorating style.
– Control over heat. Most stoves have temperature controls, allowing homeowners to enjoy their stoves while controlling how much heat they put out. Free-standing stoves can be used as a primary heat source in many homes; likewise, they can also be used to supplement your home’s heating in an effort to reduce heating costs during the cold months of winter.

Why switch to gas?

While some homeowners prefer the look and feel of a real wood burning fire, there are a number of advantages to switching to a gas stove. The following are just a few reasons to consider using gas in your home!

– Heat at the push of a button. Wood fireplaces and stoves require extensive work to start a fire, keep it going, as well as a long cooling off period after the fire ends. Gas heating appliances start and stop burning at the touch of a button, making it possible to switch the stove on and off precisely when you want to use it.
– No more hassle of wood storage. Cutting, stacking, and storing firewood can take a significant amount of time – and space. Gas stoves do not require you to store extra fuel in your home – or venture out to the woodpile in freezing temperatures.
– Efficient, inexpensive heat. Gas heating appliances provide extremely fuel efficient heat; this can benefit both the environment and your wallet! Many homeowners who use a wood stove as a primary heating appliance can save money on heat and fuel costs when switching to gas.

Come see our free-standing gas stoves today!

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, our online fireplace store has a wide variety of free-standing as stoves. Whether you are looking for something traditional or with a more modern look, our staff can help you find the perfect fireplace for your home. Contact us today for more information on installing a new gas stove or to schedule your next maintenance appointment!

Chase Covers, Storm Collars, and Custom Shrouds

Manufactured or factory-built chimney systems are an increasingly popular choice for many homeowners. Their low cost, ease of installation, and lessened maintenance needs make them an excellent alternative to traditional masonry fireplaces. However, it is important that all manufactured chimneys have a chase cover to protect the flue from the elements.

What is a Chimney Chase Cover?

The chimney chase is the structure built around the flue of a manufactured chimney. They typically consist of same materials as the rest of the house such as wood siding, shingles, bricks, or stone.

The chase cover is made of metal such as galvanized steel, copper, or stainless steel. Chase covers fit on top of the chimney chase and protect the top of the flue. Their design keeps water, debris, and animals out of the flue while still allowing the chimney to vent hot air, smoke, and gas.

Is the Storm Collar Different Than the Chase Cover?

The terms storm collar or chimney chase cover are sometimes used interchangeably. However, the storm collar is a different chimney component than the chase cover.

The storm collar covers the area where the chimney pipe exits the roof. Typically considered part of the flashing, the storm collar prevents water from entering your home and affecting the roof, building materials, or chimney components.

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we often recommend simultaneously replacing the storm collar and chase cover. In addition, replacing the storm collar after roofing repairs prevents leaks. Our storm collars are made in the USA of either 20 oz copper or galvanized steel.

The Importance of Quality Chase Covers

The quality of the chase can affect how long it lasts and how well it protects your chimney against water damage. A high-quality, well-fitted chase cover is one of the most valuable parts of the chimney and can help prevent water damage, leaks, chimney blockages, and animal entry. Our durable chase covers come with a lifetime warranty to give homeowners additional peace of mind.

Shrouds vs Chase Covers

Shrouds and chase covers serve the same basic purpose – the protect the chimney against moisture and the elements. However, their designs are different, as they custom fit to each individual chimney. Likewise, shrouds also help cover more of the chimney chase itself, protecting the flue and keeping the elements out. Since they are illegal in some areas, it is important to check with local codes before purchasing or installing a chimney shroud.

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we offer a variety of designs and models to meet all the wants of our customers. Homeowners can choose from either top mount or inside mount dampers to find the perfect shroud for their home.

A quality chase cover, storm collar, or custom shroud can protect your manufactured chimney from the elements – and improve the curb appeal of your home. For more information about installing a new chase cover for your home, contact us today!

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