As we begin a series of articles/posts about outdoor fireplaces, we want to start with a few things that you absolutely must consider before you begin an outdoor fireplace project.
In case you missed it, we had another post about a Fire Rock Outdoor Fireplace that we previously published.
Today, we’ll give you a few things to consider in the planning stage :
1) Porches and outdoor fireplaces can cohabitate. But you must remember that they give off sparks and can ignite trees, shrubs and surrounding building materials. Make clearance an important part of your planning and never vent your outdoor fireplace into a tree canopy. Safety over aesthetics is a wise motto.
2) Building codes and building permits vary widely from area to area. Check first to make sure you’re allowed to build an outdoor fireplace on your property. Homeowners associations and subdivision regulations are a great place to start.
3) Prefabricated metal fireboxes will rust over time. Masonry components are preferrable and will easily outlast metal components. Masonry will also offer easier maintainance.
4) New technologies, such as Fire Rock’s pre-engineered fireplace system makes masonry fireplaces quicker and even more affordable.
Fire Rock’s units can only be assembled one way and they’re made up of masonry materials.
Most homeowners with an average handyman’s skills can assemble the Fire Rock fireplace and then cover the exterior with brick or Mountain Stone.
Contact your nearest Lee Brick and Block location today for more outdoor fireplace information.
Lee Brick and Block is the exclusive dealer of Fire Rock outdoor firplaces for the state of Kentucky.