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Get A New Chimney Built!

With winter’s cold weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to have a new chimney built!  Damaged to the point that your fireplace can no longer be used? Simply wish to add a new fireplace to your home? Building a new chimney can help keep your family warm and cozy all winter long.

Get A New Chimney Built! - Ann Arbor MI - Clean Sweeps Of MichiganBenefits of building a new chimney:

Fireplaces add more than warmth to a home. They also add value and can help your home stand out on the real estate market. The following are three reasons to add a new chimney and fireplace to your home.

  1. Add valueA new chimney is a big investment. However, it offers a high return on investment. Surveys show that home buyers are willing to pay as much as $1.400 more for a home that has a fireplace. Likewise, 46% of buyers believe looks are the most important part of a fireplace system. A new chimney gives your entire home the impression of being freshly remodeled.
  2.  Help your home stand outEven if you aren’t planning on moving anytime soon, a new fireplace and chimney can help your home sell faster when you do. According to the National Association of Home Builders, fireplaces are the number two most requested feature for home buyers; adding a fireplace can help your home sell faster and for closer to asking price.
  3.  Improve safetyIf your home already has a fireplace and chimney that cannot be used due to extensive damage, a new chimney may be the best option. Rebuilding a damaged chimney not only gives you your fireplace back, but it also makes your entire home more safe. This is especially true when an existing chimney is suffering from structural damage.

New chimney considerations:

Before adding a new fireplace or chimney, there are a number of questions that should be taken into consideration. The following are just a few of the categories that can help you determine the best chimney and fireplace for your home and family.

  • Fuel choice: Wood versus gas. Coal versus pellets. The kind of fuel source you want for your new fireplace will determine the kind of chimney you need.
  • Building material: Natural stone and brick are the two most popular building materials for chimneys due to their durability and heat resistance. However, the type of building material you choose is dependent upon the fuel type and size of the fireplace, as well as your overall budget and style.
  •  Aesthetics: Your home’s style has a major impact on the design of your chimney. By working with our expert masons to create and build your new fireplace, your chimney will be uniquely you.

Spring is the Best Time to Make Fireplace Upgrades

Spring is the Best Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace - Ann Arbor, MI - Clean SweepsA crackling fire on a cold winter’s night can quickly turn any house into a home. Over time, however, fireplaces and other heating appliances can age, deteriorate, or go out of style. Whether you want to install a new heating appliance or replace an existing one, spring is the perfect time to do so!

Why have fireplace upgrades done in the spring

After a long winter of use, many homeowners let their fireplaces fade into the background until the first cold snap of fall arrives. However, you should start thinking about making fireplace upgrades much sooner!

The spring is the perfect time of year to have fireplace upgrades done. First, mild spring weather minimizes the chance of delays for any outdoor masonry changes or repairs that need to be made. Some masonry projects cannot be done in either very hot or very cold weather; because of this, spring is an ideal time to have work done!

In addition to the weather, spring is also the perfect time to have fireplace upgrades done because you are likely not using your heating appliance. There is nothing more frustrating than waiting for your new fireplace, stove, or other heating appliance to be delivered and installed when the weather is chilly and you want to be using it! Likewise, because fall and winter are our busiest seasons for repairs and installations, you may find yourself waiting longer than usual for an appointment.

To avoid time delays due to the weather and have your fireplace finished and ready to go before the temperatures drop, have your fireplace updated this spring!

Benefits of a new heating appliance

There have never been more choices when it comes to fireplace inserts and stoves. Likewise, new heating appliances are more energy efficient than ever; many stoves and inserts are EPA certified to produce little to no air pollution. With a wide range of fuel choices, sizes, and styles, there is a perfect heating appliance for every home on every budget.

Gas fireplaces and inserts: Modern gas fireplaces and inserts are able to create extremely realistic flames at the touch of a button. Homeowners love the convenience, efficiency, and low cost of operating a gas heating appliance. Likewise, direct vent gas fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere in your home without the need for a chimney.

Wood fireplaces and stoves: A crackling wood fire can add instant warmth and ambiance to a room. While wood may seem like an old fashioned or outdated fuel choice, these appliances are anything but. Wood stoves are available in a variety of styles ranging from traditional cast iron to more modern styles.

Pellet stoves and inserts: For many homeowners, pellet stoves and inserts offer the best of both worlds between gas and wood. Pellets have a realistic burn and smoky aroma while also requiring minimal stoking or reloading; some pellet stoves only need to be reloaded every 2-3 days, even when being used round the clock. As pellet stoves and inserts continue to gain popularity, pellets are becoming increasingly easier to find in retail stores.

Whether you want to upgrade your existing fireplace or install a new heating appliance, the spring is the perfect time to upgrade your fireplace. Contact Clean Sweeps of Michigan today or stop by our showoroom in Ashley, IN and let our expert staff find you the fireplace or heating appliance to meet your family’s needs!

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