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Open Wood-Burning Fireplaces Vs. High Efficiency Fireplaces

There is just something about a fireplace that makes a house feel like a home. Holiday festivities are more cozy with a crackling fire. Fall evenings with a book and beverage are better with a fire. Many homeowners don’t even care what kind of fire they have. In fact, some even settle for a fire channel on the television! What kind of fireplace you have DOES make a difference, however. Each type have their own benefits, drawbacks, and features.

Fireplaces Vs. High Efficiency Fireplaces Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceThe Traditional Masonry Fireplace

The fireplace you’re most likely to see when you buy an older home is the open wood-burning fireplace. This fireplace, when built properly, will last with regular maintenance. They put out enough heat for your needs. However, they also have their own drawbacks that cause many homeowners to choose other options.

  • Heat Loss – The open wood-burning fireplace draws heated air from the room, and pulls it up the chimney. These old fireplaces can lose up to 75 percent of their heat, in fact.
  • More Fuel – Since these fireplaces lose so much of the heated air, you will have to burn more wood to reach the desired temperature, and to maintain it. This will diminish your wood supply quicker than you may like. Unfortunately, if you buy your seasoned firewood, it can cost you quite a bit during the course of one winter.
  • More Upkeep – Since the open wood-burning fireplace works less efficiently and requires more wood for heat, it will also require more routine maintenance. More creosote and soot will coat the flue walls and need to be cleaned away to prevent buildup and fire risk.

The High Efficiency Fireplace

Modern technology and industrial advancement and studies have come together to create an option for those who prefer wood fuel, but would like to choose a greener and safer option. High efficiency fireplaces operate as a wood stove, a completely closed unit that uses every bit of heat for the home and to vent gases up the chimney. Due to their design, they are more efficient. They do not waste heated air, and use up to 3 times less fuel than the traditional open fireplace. Unlike the open fireplace, these high efficiency options come in various styles, colors, and designs that best fit your home and personality.

Beach Stove and Fireplace sells and installs RSF High Efficiency Fireplaces and we have three in our show room! You can stop by and speak with a fireplace expert anytime during business hours. We can walk you through your options from start to finish.

Not sure if you want to convert completely to a high efficiency fireplace? We can install custom glass doors to your existing fireplace to raise efficiency. The best way to figure out what you want or need is to speak with the professionals who know the products, the benefits of each, and always puts safety and efficiency first. We care about our customers and the environment we all share. Drop into our showroom, or give us a call at 631-998-0780!

Thinking of a Pellet Stove? New York State Offers Incentives!

Pellet stoves are some of the most efficient stoves on the market. They are the most economic option for homeowners who have no access to natural gas. In addition, they are often included in renewable energy incentive programs.

Thinking of a Pellet Stove Image (1) - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceBenefits of Using Pellets

Pellet stoves are beautiful, economical, and convenient. They burn cleanly, resulting in less damage to the flue. Additionally, they need less extreme cleaning of soot and creosote, and less maintenance and repair. Pellet stoves feature a hopper. This feeds the flame according to a preset function so that you can leave it alone. Your fire remains lit, and heat is constant! Pellet stoves burn hotter and cleaner than wood heat. This makes the chimney work more efficiently by producing more heat. Also, this allows homeowners to use the pellet stove for full-home heating, without wasting excessive energy or raising fire risk. Pellets are manufactured from wood waste, so they are a recycled product. Fortunately, this means they are good for the environment – and not filled with harmful plastics or fillers. They are 100 percent safe, efficient, and green!

NYSERDA (The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)

The NYSERDA currently offers incentives for households without access to natural gas. The two incentive options are determined by income:

  • $1,500 for the purchase of a new pellet stove with the recycling of an existing wood, pellet stove, or insert (with firebox), in a primary residence.
  • Households with income less that 80% of county median may qualify for $2,000 for the purchase of a new pellet stove in a primary residence and an additional $500 with the recycling of an existing wood, pellet stove, or insert (with firebox).

In addition, homeowners may also qualify for a low-interest loan to cover project costs!

To learn about household income guidelines and to start the qualification process, review the participation details. The first step is to select a participating contractor. Beach Stove and Fireplace is a participating contractor, and has been East Long Island’s #1 choice for full-service and high-quality chimney services for over 12 years.

Let Beach Stove and Fireplace help you benefit from the Renewable Heat NY Residential Pellet Stove Incentive Program.

We know which pellet stoves will make the cut, which ones will best benefit your family, and which ones are the best on the market. We only sell and install the best products from the best manufacturers, and we can help you select one directly off the NYSERDA list of EPA Certified Wood Stoves. To qualify for the incentive program, the stove you choose should have a particulate matter output of 2.0 grams per hour or less and a measured efficiency of 70% efficient or greater. This means that it has the least pollution, and works the best!

If you’re thinking about converting or upgrading to a pellet stove, Beach Stove and Fireplace can help you choose which product is best for you. Give us a call today, so that your stove can be installed by fall. Dial 631-998-0780 or visit our store in West Hampton Beach now!

Alternatives To Traditional Gas Log Sets

If you’re choosing gas for your fireplace, there are probably a dozen good reasons. They’re most efficient, come in many styles, are equipped with convenient ignitions and controls, and look like the real deal. Gas fireplaces offer all the benefits of a traditional wood fireplace, without the mess, the hassle, and waste!

Alternatives To Traditional Gas Log Sets Image 1 - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceGas Log Sets

In recent years, gas log sets have risen in popularity because of their versatility. Some sets are vent-free, so they can be installed in an existing fireplace while bypassing a chimney altogether. Others are vented and require a chimney. Sticking with gas log sets in the fireplace can be limiting, however beautiful and realistic they may be. There are many other options that utilize the convenience and versatility of gas appliances while going above and beyond.

Gas Burners

Gas burners can be installed both indoors and outdoors, though indoors often require ventilation. They are beautiful when lit and not, but especially lit because the burners are often combined with mirrors, glass, and other aesthetics. The burners are sometimes coupled with realistic logs, stones, or embers and utilize glass to keep the heat contained. The glass can be removed as well. Gas burners can be installed in a wall, island, coffee table, and more. With these products, the possibilities are endless and offer the contemporary appeal that many new constructions and renovations need.

Alternatives To Traditional Gas Log Sets Image 2 - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceBioethanol Fuel Fireplaces and Burners

Not all fuel is created equal, and bioethanol fuel burners are not equal to gas burners, though they look the same. Bioethanol fuel, or alcohol, burns so cleanly that there is no need to vent. This means these burners can be installed anywhere, indoors and outdoors. The system is simple: pour the fuel in, and light it! It will burn until the fuel runs out. There’s no hassle and no need to control the flame. There is very little heat output, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy.

Gas Inserts

Another alternative to the gas log set is the insert. Retro-fitted into the existing fireplace, the insert can use the chimney, or not. A direct vent insert can actually be installed anywhere, as it uses a specific vent that goes directly outside, above, or behind the appliance. Gas inserts are less sleek and contemporary as a gas burner or gas table, but still not the traditional feel of log sets. They offer a variety of styles and options and are highly efficient and better for zone heating than gas burners.

When it’s time to remodel or build your new home, it’s best to plan ahead for the type of fireplace you want. A gas burner can fit into your design well, taking up the space of a wall, or enhancing a void in the design. An expert from Beach Stove and Fireplace can explain your options while you work through your design. As with any heat appliance, it’s important to involve a professional every step of the way. You may be able to pick up heat appliances at the home improvement store, but that doesn’t mean you should!

You can contact us at Beach Stove and Fireplace or by calling 631-998-0780 and stopping by our showroom.

By Julie Dismore on July 21st, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Placing a Television Over the Fireplace

Odds are, your fireplace plays a big role in the aesthetics of your home. You may even make your fireplace the focal point of your living or dining room. Many homeowners also like their television to be a focal point. So, combining the two is a match made in home decor heaven, isn’t it?

Placing a Television Over the Fireplace Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceMethods of Installation

  • Mounting a television above the fireplace.
    This method can be problematic for a few reasons. First, if you have a masonry chimney, mounting things on it should be avoided. Mounting a heavy television on your masonry should be a no-no, for sure, and if you’re not convinced about the risks, ask your chimney service provider. If your fireplace doesn’t use a traditional masonry chimney, and the wall above is drywall, it can be easy to mount the television. However, even this is discouraged among chimney professionals and techies alike. The smoke and heat from the fireplace can damage the television over time. If you rarely use your fireplace, this may not be a factor.
  • Sitting a television on the mantel above the fireplace.
    This method is found a lot in homes with a traditional hearth and chimney, but should be avoided. Until recently, flat screen televisions were extremely heavy. Now they are extremely light, and both pose a risk for falling televisions. The heavy televisions can fall and severely injure or kill small children. From the height of a mantel, this can be devastating. While the risk of injury is less with a lighter television, the fact is that your television will be broken! Like wall or chimney mounts, the television is also susceptible to heat and smoke that can adversely affect the inner parts of the system.

Other Reasons You Should Mount Your TV Over the Fireplace

Besides the obvious risk of damage and television malfunction, there are a couple other reasons to avoid this design trend:

  • Sore Neck
    Televisions not designed to be viewed at the extreme angles required for a high-mount, and our bodies aren’t designed to look up at those angles for extended amounts of time. Just like looking down at cell phones, looking up at televisions can cause a sore neck, and eventually injury.
  • Visibility
    Many flat screen televisions cannot be seen properly from such an extreme angle. You may strain your eyes and never realize it until you recognize symptoms that affect your eyes and head. Strain on the eyes can cause tired eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and double vision.

Talk to a Professional

When you are designing your home, remodeling, or moving in it’s a good time to decide where the television will go. You can have this discussion with a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) who is familiar with your case and you chimney. A Beach Stove and Fireplace expert can advise you about the best fire products that will have the least affect on your nearby television. You can view a gallery of our work and see some televisions above fireplaces. Ask one of our technicians what makes the difference, and what can be done so that you’re happy with your living room, including your fireplace and TV.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 today to discuss your fireplace!

By Julie Dismore on July 6th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Service Gas Fireplaces, Log Sets, and Fire Pits

You should have your heat appliances serviced regularly. Yes, even the outdoor appliances that seem harmless. Do you live in our service area of Westhampton Beach, New York, or along our beautiful coastline? If so,  you should pay close attention to your routine maintenance of your gas appliances.

Service Gas Fireplaces, Log Sets, and Fire Pits Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceOcean Air and Your Gas Appliances

Gas Fireplaces, log sets, and fire pits work great in all climates, humidity, and elevation. However, they can sometimes be affected by what is in the air. For instance, coastal climates can offer a different experience when it comes to your gas appliances. The salt in the air can gum up the works. This makes your gas fireplace, log sets, or fire pit less efficient, and even unsafe.

Salt Deposits and Corrosion

Salt in the air, especially in coastal climates, can expedite the corrosion of metal surfaces. Since our service area includes all coastal areas, we take care to warn our customers of this added risk. We recommend routine cleaning and services to ensure the safety and efficiency of the products we install and maintain. We put our customers safety first. Plus, even though we recommend, sell, and install only the best products on the market, they can still be damaged by coastal air if they aren’t properly maintained!

Gas fireplaces and log sets depend on metal pipes, fittings, and valves in order to transport the fuel from the natural gas line to the appliance. These metal components are susceptible to salt water corrosion, just as everything is more so in this climate. However, the gas fire pits that are installed outdoors are even more susceptible to this corrosion. In addition, a shortened life and danger of malfunction!

What You Can Do

Want to avoid a dangerous malfunction that can result in loss of health, life, or property? If so, you should discuss your concerns with a fireplace expert. At Beach Stove and Fireplace, our technicians are certified, trained, and experienced in proper installation and maintenance of all of our gas products. The first thing you can do to ensure that your appliance is safe for use? Have it properly installed by a certified professional! Next, you should schedule annual maintenance to all of your heat appliances. This is especially true if they’re exposed to salt-water air that will increase deterioration and corrosion.

What We Do

When you schedule services with Beach Stove and Fireplace, an expert will be dispatched to your home to clean and assess your fireplace. Connections, burners, and valves will be checked thoroughly. Also – doors, fasteners, and hinges as well. Any part of the fireplace, log set, or fire pit that can deteriorate or become corroded will be assessed thoroughly. You will also get a detailed report when the technician is finished.

To find out more about your gas appliances, click here. You can also discuss your questions and concerns with a certified professional by calling Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780!

By Julie Dismore on June 21st, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Pros and Cons of Ignition Systems

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, you can expect nothing but the best in products and value. We offer a full line of gas fireplaces varying in size, style, and brand. Many of our customers in Suffolk County prefer gas because of it’s efficiency and high heat output, but others love gas appliances simply because of their ease of use. Unlike a wood stove or fireplace where you have to handle wood, light a fire, and maintain it, gas is less work. Most gas appliances light with the flip of a switch, although there are varying methods of ignition.

Pros and Cons of Ignition Systems Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceCommon Types of Ignition Systems

  • Millivolt Ignition System. 
    This ignition system doesn’t require external power, so it can be ignited during a power outage. Millivolt ignitions are remote-ready and can vary in use, from an on/off wall switch to a thermostat remote. They require a pilot light, which can be shut off during the off-season. This is the most common ignition type on the market, but are not aloud in some areas due to the pilot light.
  • Electronic Ignition System. 
    When a switch is flipped, a pilot light is lit electronically and the burner opens. Since this system would not ordinarily work during a power outage, these units usually include a battery back-up system.
    Thermostatic Ignition System. 
    With the use of a standing pilot light, this system doesn’t require external power, and will work during a power outage. This system uses an internal thermostat to maintain a pre-set temperature.
  • Match-Light Ignition System. 
    This system has no pilot light and requires the consumer to manually light the fuel with a match. These units don’t include an oxygen depletion sensor. This system is becoming less common and is not allowed in many areas. (NOTE: Match-lit ignition systems are not allowed in our area.)
  • Manual Ignition System. 
    A mechanical or battery operated Piezo ignitor is required for this type of system. The Piezo is used to generate a spark and ignite the pilot light. These units include an oxygen depletion sensor for safety.

Operate Your Appliances Correctly

The elements required to ignite and maintain a fire will always be oxygen, fuel, and an ignition. Although gas appliances are extremely convenient, economical, and effective for home heating, homeowners should remember that they can be dangerous. One of the most dangerous points during the use of your appliance is the ignition. Be sure you are operating your appliance correctly, and that your ignition system is within regulations for safety.

At Beach Stove and Fireplace we sell and install many appliances, and remove others. Of all the appliances that we repair, replace, and install each year, the ones we recommend to our customers are those equipped with the electronic ignition. They are coupled with a safety pilot and can work with a remote. Please note, that in our service area, match-lit ignition systems aren’t allowed, so we recommend our customers switch to the safer option – the electronic ignition.

Click here to learn more about gas appliances or call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on June 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

New York State Residential Pellet Stove Incentive Program

Pellet stoves are the most efficient option for wood-burning heat, burning pellets, manufactured granules of recycled wood products. The manufacture of pellets cuts down on waste at saw mills and instead creates capital. Pellet stoves are often preferred not only for their benefits on the environment, but also the benefits they offer to the homeowners themselves.

  • Convenient Use and Low Maintenance. 
    Pellet stoves are easily lit, fuel is easy to maintain, requiring no cutting or seasoning, and the stove keeps consistent heat. Each pellet stove is equipped with a hopper that feeds the fire consistently. This allows the fire to burn while the homeowners are asleep or away, never again coming home to a cold house.Pellet Stove Incentive Program Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & Fireplace
  • Higher Efficiency and Less Filth. 
    Because of the high heat and specially designed pellet fuel, pellet stoves burn their fuel completely. This means less soot, creosote, and particulate pollution that will need to be cleaned from your chimney system.

Renewable Heat

New York state encourages the use of renewable energy to produce heat rather than electricity or fossil fuels. This is done by using solar power instead, or wood combustion. Pellet stoves are a high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating system. This system is cleaner than traditional wood stoves and boilers. For this reason, New York state offers incentives for homeowners who choose pellet stoves, encouraging homeowners to Go Green.

Incentives

  1. There are two incentive options for New York residents to benefit from this program. They are based on income and only available for primary residences without access to natural gas.
     $1500 toward the purchase of a new pellet stove with recycling of an existing stove (wood, pellet, or insert with firebox) in a primary residence household.
  2. $2000 for households with income below 80 percent of county median. Plus an additional $500 for an additional recycled stove (wood, pellet, or insert with firebox).

Additionally, families may qualify for a low-interest loan to help pay for eligible project costs. See other program details and required forms, including the program application here.

Professional Installation

There are certain specifications for this program. This includes only pellet stoves with a particulate matter output of 2.0 grams per hour (PM 2.9 g/h) or less and be on the US EPA Certified Wood Heater list. Certified professionals are familiar with these requirements. Beach Stove sells these pellet stoves frequently, and our experts are more than salespeople. At Beach Stove and Fireplace we match our customers with the best product for their home, their need, and New York state green incentives. Then we refer customers to our installation partners, Guaranteed Chimney, certified chimney sweeps, and old fashioned, reliable service.

Guaranteed Chimney is one of only three participating contractors on Long Island, and operates throughout Eastern Suffolk County. When you purchase a pellet stove from Beach Stove and Fireplace, you can also benefit from the expert services of Guaranteed Chimney.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780 or visit our showroom at 381-1 Old Riverbed Rd, Westhampton Beach. Discuss the New York state residential pellet incentives with a professional! Showroom hours are:

Monday through Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 5pm

By Julie Dismore on May 22nd, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Custom Outdoor Fire Features

Custom Outdoor Fire Features Image 01 - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceIt’s spring! Warm days and chilled nights offer a specific type of relief after winter. When you’re making your spring to-do list, don’t forget your outdoor space! You can enhance any patio, yard, or pool area with a beautiful outdoor fire. Enjoy it with friends and family through the spring and summer or just lounge alone, enjoying the outdoors. Depending on your need, you might choose a fire pit for the yard, a chimenea for your garden, and torches for your walkway. The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to outdoor fire. Plus, many homeowners don’t just create outdoor spaces for their own enjoyment. They also bring up the value of property before a refinance or mortgage.

Fire Pits

Beach Stove and Fireplace sells gas and wood fire pits, both beautiful and designed to endure New England weather. Gas fireplaces are sometimes preferred due to their convenience, low-maintenance, and easy on/off switch. They should be professionally installed in order to check connections and distance from combustibles. Fire pits should be installed onto flat surfaces only. Wood fireplaces are also a great option, and often requested due to the ambiance of wood fire—the color and smell.

Custom Outdoor Fire Features Image 02 - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceFire Bowls

A fire bowl is a smaller version of a torch or gas fire pit. They are artistically designed and can be installed anywhere, as the fuel source, usually a propane tank, is hidden beneath it. These fire bowls are easy to light and offer little or more heat depending on the need. Beach Stove and Fireplace can help design a custom fire bowl that matches your specific needs and outdoor space design perfectly.

Fire Tables

A fire table is a specific type of outdoor appliance that has a dual use. A fire table features a bed of burners in the center with a barrier of glass. This allows you to keep items like cutlery and glasses on the table while a fire is burning. When the fire is not in use, there is a leaf that can be placed over the burners in the center. Thus allowing for full use of the table for dining or entertaining.

Custom Outdoor Fire Features Image 03 - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceGas Lanterns

Installing gas torches along a walkway or around a patio or garden is a great way to create outdoor lighting that doesn’t affect your electricity bill! These torches are designed to create light efficiently and beautifully. One of our most popular lanterns is the Tempest Torch.

Chimeneas

A popular option for garden patios is the clay chimenea. They operate as a fireplace and chimney, though outdoors, producing heat enough to relax on a chilly night. Clay chimeneas are designed for outdoor use, but should still be properly maintained to keep it safe and lasting. Even though outdoors, you should only burn properly seasoned wood in order to have a safe experience. Burning improper fuels can damage the chimenea and put your safety at risk.

When it’s time to design your outdoor space, start by visiting our showroom and discuss your dream space with one of our experts at Beach Stove and Fireplace. Call 631-998-0780 and schedule a consultation now!

By Julie Dismore on May 8th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

The Importance of Gas Appliances and Stoves

Are you a new homeowner? Perhaps you have recently installed a new fireplace in your home? If so, it’s important that you know the basics of fireplace maintenance. Many homeowners are choosing gas appliances and stoves for the easy of use, low maintenance, and versatility they offer. Fire is fire, though. This means any home heat appliance requires a certain level of care and maintenance.

The Importance of Gas Appliances and Stoves Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceThe Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual inspections and cleanings for the safest and most efficient use of your fireplace. This annual maintenance should be completed by a certified professional. Also, be scheduled in a way that allows necessary repairs before burn season. Spring and summer is an ideal time for these types of appointments.

What to Expect at Your Annual Service Appointment

For masonry chimneys, a system inspection would include every component from top to bottom. This includes the interior of the chimney. Gas fireplaces often don’t use the chimney. However, still require an annual inspection to insure that all the other components of the system are intact.

During an inspection of your gas appliance your chimney sweep should:

  • Change the batteries in your unit. 
  • Clean and inspect the unit. 
  • Clean and inspect the glass and all hinges, latches, and attachments. 
  • Inspect all electrical components.

When you schedule an annual service appointment for your gas fireplace, it may be the only time a professional gets a look at your system. It’s important not to put these appointments off.

Schedule a Service Appointment with Beach Stove and Fireplace

As a CSIA member, Beach Stove places our customer’s safety and comfort as top priority. We don’t want to leave your fireplace up to chance. That’s why we sell, install, and service the best gas products on the market. In fact, if you purchase your fireplace appliance or stove from Beach Stove and Fireplace, we extend you our preferred customer rate on annual maintenance for the NEXT THREE YEARS!

As a preferred customer, you receive a discounted rate (less $25) for annual maintenance appointments for three years after your purchase. To receive this $25 discount on your services you must schedule your annual maintenance during June and July, and you must have purchased your appliance or stove from Beach Stove and Fireplace. When you make this appointment you get a certified professional who cleans and inspects the system thoroughly, producing a report for your records, and putting together a repair plan for any damages found.

By scheduling your annual maintenance in June or July it insures that our technicians won’t be busy with installations or emergency calls, and will have time available to complete necessary repairs before burn season begins again.

Schedule your annual maintenance services now by phone or by visiting our showroom at your convenience!

By Julie Dismore on April 24th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

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.

Factory-Built Fireplace Facelift Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceWith 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.

By Julie Dismore on April 10th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

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)