381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm / Sat. By Appointment / Sun. Closed

Factory-Built Fireplace Facelift


Factory-built fireplaces, also called pre-fab, are essentially a sheet metal box with refractory cement panels lining the interior of the box. These boxes can be insulated or not, depending on the design. The stove is attached to a chimney pipe that sits inside the flue. All pre-fab fireplaces should have an appropriately-sized flue liner, or metal pipe, that meets the capacity of the appliance and runs through the chimney to the top.

With the entire thing being pre-fabricated in a factory setting, you might feel like you have no say over the design. When you grow tired of the old brass doors and unsightly louvers, it’s time for an update! There are many options available for your fireplace face-lift.

Where to Start

First, schedule a chimney sweep and inspection to ensure that your system is in proper working order. The CSIA chimney inspection is required annually by most homeowners insurance. Also, for the safest and most efficient performance. A CSIA certified chimney sweep can detect rust or other types of damage which can render it unsafe for use. Any damage, no matter how minor, should be repaired before any installations or upgrades. This not only keeps your family safe, but also protects your new investment.

Your Upgrade

In an effort to save money and avoid involving a professional, homeowners may try to beautify the area around the fireplace. For example, a homeowner might cover the wall around the fireplace with new ledge-stone. Afterwards, only to be dissatisfied with the worn out door and ugly black louvers. If the fireplace is in good shape, you don’t want to remove usable portions. A professional can use your existing fireplace to complete your upgrade and leave you with your dream fireplace.

  • The Reface Door
    By removing the existing glass door and mesh curtain screen we can easily install the Reface Door. These are available in a variety of finishes to match the style of your home and your personality. This process is simple, but involves careful measurement that should be completed by a professional. Once the door is ready we attach it to the existing fireplace with heavy duty magnets so your door won’t budge. You can learn more about the process here. The slots at the top and bottom of the new door allow for the louvers to still work properly. In addition, giving it the face-lift you desire.
  • The Chase Cover
    Instead of a standard crown and cap, a factory-built fireplace requires a chase cover. The chase structure is made of wood and sided to match the house. Sometimes it’s covered with stone or thin brick for a traditional chimney look. The chase cover can be updated to match the aesthetics of your home at any time. However, they’re only available with factory-built fireplaces.

If you are looking for a fireplace face-lift, it is possible with your factory-built fireplace! Call a Beach Stove fireplace expert today and start planning yours. Call 631-998-0780 or visit our store.

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Our Location

Beach Stove and Fireplace is located on Old Riverhead Road between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway. From Sunrise Highway take exit 63 south, travel 1.2 miles and turn right at the 381 complex (just north of Gabreski Airport)