A lot goes into a custom gas fire pit, and for good reason. When you decide to invest in your property by designing a custom gas fire pit, you don’t want to leave anything up to chance.
Factors to Consider While Customizing Your Gas Fire Pit
- The Insert.
It’s important to choose the size of the insert before building the structure. If you build the structure first, it can be impossible to fit the insert you want. Retrofitting it will result in an ill-fitting insert and costly modifications. You may even be limited on what type of light controls you can use.
- The Ignition.
There are two types of ignition to choose from. Spark ignition is like lighting your barbecue grill, except close to the ground, probably on your knees in front of guests. This ignition option also has a battery that has to be changed as well. Many homeowners opt for the easier electronic option. The electronic ignition operates with the flip of a switch like a light switch. This option is not legal in some areas, however.
- Professional Quality.
Buy only UL listed products from a reputable manufacturer or dealer. A dealer is able to help you with planning from start to finish, taking into account your particular needs and specifications. Buying online can be dangerous. You never know what you’re getting until it arrives and by then you might have spent a fortune on shipping. These products are usually inferior in quality and lack the professional installation and support you get from a dealer.
Don’t wait until the last minute to start planning and constructing your custom fire pit. Start planning a few months in advance. If you want to use it for Memorial Day weekend, begin your plans around Easter. If you plan for your big fire pit unveiling at the annual Fourth of July barbecue, then start planning around Memorial Day. The goal is to get it planned and not to rush any part of it. Choosing the design and purchasing the materials is only the beginning. You also have to contact a contractor that is trained and certified to install the particular product.
When you envision your dream fire pit, you want something that fits your design, your needs, and your budget. Don’t break the bank by getting burned with an online purchase. Don’t settle for something less than whatever will make your dream space. With a custom gas fire pit you can choose a design and materials that matches your outdoor space as well as your home and yard.
You can get started with an expert at Beach Stove and Fireplace today. Call 631-998-0780 or request an appointment online.