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What To Consider When Building A New Chimney

Do you wish you could sit in front of a roaring fire to keep warm this winter? Have a fireplace in the living room but wish there was another one in a different part of the house? There’s still time to have a new chimney system built before cold weather arrives!

Building a new chimney is a major undertaking – but also comes with major payoff. While there are a number of things that should be considered before building a new fireplace and chimney, there are also a number of benefits.

Things to consider before building a new chimneymodern living room with new fireplace

The choice to build a new fireplace or chimney is not one that should be taken lightly. While there are a number of benefits, it is still a major construction project. The following are a few of the things that should be considered before making the decision to build a new chimney system.

  • Fuel choice. Wood? Gas? Pellets? Coal? Choosing the right fuel source is the first step in determining what kind of chimney system you need.
  • Aesthetics. Building a new chimney allows homeowners unprecedented choice when it comes to designing the aesthetics of their new fireplace system. By working with our team of expert masons, you can design a fireplace that meets your heating needs – and fits into the style of your home.
  • Building materials. Budget, style, and fuel source are just a few of the things that should be considered when choosing the building materials for a new chimney. Natural stone and bricks are the most popular building materials due to their durability and ability to withstand heat.

Benefits of building a new chimney

Building a new chimney system is a major undertaking that reaps major rewards. The following are three of the many reasons to build a new fireplace system.

  1. Add value. There’s no way around it – building a new chimney and fireplace is a major investment. However, it also has major returns. The National Association of Realtors found that 40% of potential buyers would pay extra for a home with a fireplace. Likewise, a survey by the National Center for Real Estate Research found that “fireplaces have a strong, positive effect on selling price with each fireplace adding about 12 percent.”
  2. Make damaged chimneys useable again. Chimney fires, settling, or years of neglect can make chimneys unsafe to use. By choosing to tear down and rebuild the chimney system, homeowners can make it safe to use their fireplace again.
  3. Stand out from the crowd. A survey by the National Association of Homebuilders found that fireplaces are the second most requested home feature; adding one on to your home can make it more attractive to potential buyers if or when you decide to move.

There is still plenty of time to get a new chimney built so you can enjoy the benefits of a roaring fire all winter long. For more information about building the fireplace of your dreams, contact the masonry experts at Clean Sweeps of Michigan to set up a free consultation.

Visit Our Fireplace Store

True winter weather is just around the corner! So, now is the perfect time to start thinking about adding a new heating appliance to your home. Whether you want to upgrade an old wood stove, switch fuel sources, or install a more energy efficient insert, our expert staff at the Clean Sweeps of Michigan fireplace store can help you find the perfect heating appliance for your home!

Visit Our Fireplace Store - Ann Arbor Michigan - Clean Sweeps Of MichiganThe benefit of a fireplace in your home:

Fireplaces do more than just add heat and warmth to your home; they also increase its value and can help it sell faster in the future! According to the National Association of Home Builders, fireplaces are the second most popular home feature that buyers look for. In addition, buyers are willing to spend as much as $1,400 more on a house with a fireplace. By upgrading an older heating appliance or installing a new fireplace in your home, you will get all the benefits of safe, energy efficient heat – as well as see a high return on investment if you decide to sell your home in the future.

Finding the right fireplace:

With so many options in terms of size, style, fuel choice, and more, finding the right fireplace can be difficult. Before shopping, ask yourself these questions to help narrow down the heating appliance that is best for you and your home.

  • What style of fireplace do I want?
  • How much heat do I need?
  • What fuel do I want to burn?
  • How much maintenance do I want to do?
  • What is my budget?

Why shop at a fireplace store?

When shopping for a new fireplace, stove, or insert, don’t make your first stop at a big box store. Instead of wandering endlessly trying to find someone who can answer your questions, trust the friendly fireplace experts at Clean Sweeps of Michigan. We can help you find the perfect fireplace for your home. Our staff is happy to take the time to sit down with each of our customers. We’ll help make recommendations based on their home, existing fireplaces, and heating needs.

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we are your one stop shop for all of your chimney and fireplace needs. From picking out your new heating appliance, to installing and maintaining it, our expert staff will be with you every step of the way. Because fireplaces are all we do, you can trust our staff to be trained and knowledgeable about all our high quality products. Likewise, our fireplace store allows you to see a fireplace. Unlike others where you buy it instead by just looking at pictures on a box or online.

Come see us today!

If you’re ready to keep your home warm and cozy this winter with a new heating appliance, don’t delay. Come visit our fireplace store at Clean Sweeps of Michigan today! Our staff can help you find the perfect fireplace, stove, or insert for your home and have it installed and ready to use before winter arrives!

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