381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Tues. - Thur. 9am to 3pm / Fri. 9am to 12pm (or by appt.) / Sat. - Mon. Closed

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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.

By Julie Dismore on April 10th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Factory-Built Fireplace Facelift

Fireplace Facelift: Transform Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

While you are stuck in your house for the winter, you may notice things you hadn’t before. Making mental notes of things to fix or replace during your annual spring cleaning? If so, you might linger on the old bass door or unsightly louvers on your factory built fireplace. Your wood-burning fireplace doesn’t have to be replaced. In addition, it doesn’t always have to look the same! You can update it quickly and easily with a ReFace Door.

The Stoll ReFace™

Stoll has perfected these custom metal and glass doors to renovate the look of the factory-built fireplace completely in one easy-to-install step. They are custom made for your unique fireplace. They’re engineered to cover your manufactured fireplace, sized for easy access to the fire, and to cover those ugly louvers completely. You can even custom design your own Stoll ReFace™ door from a wide variety of styles, colors, finishes, and options.

Easy Installation

Stoll’s neodymium “rare earth” magnetic mounting system allows the frame to attach firmly. Once the frame is measured and custom-designed it is easy to install in one step. No tools required! If you’re still not convinced, check out this installation video.

Added Benefits of a Stoll ReFace™ Installation

It’s common to see drafts that make using your manufactured fireplace bothersome. Not only do the ReFace doors eliminate the draft completely, but reduce up to 90 percent of the heat lost up the chimney. This is radically better than the efficiency of a traditional open fireplace. Plus, improves the efficiency of your own wood-burning pre-fab fireplace. When you improve efficiency you save money in fuel, repairs, and maintenance.

A more efficient fireplace means wood burns more completely. Also, less soot and creosote is left on

the chimney walls. Additionally, you’ll need less maintenance appointments. You’re also less likely to require repairs following your annual inspections.

Get Started Now

If you’re ready for a fireplace face-lift, you don’t have to even wait until warm weather to have this custom ReFace door installed. Start designing your new fireplace today with these 12 louver designs, 25 powder coat finishes, and countless combinations. Beach Stove and Fireplace is an authorized retailer, and we stand by this product 100 percent.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today. Let one of our fireplace experts walk you through the design process from start to finish. We won’t plan an installation until you are completely happy with your design. Call 631-998-0780 or request an appointment online!

By Julie Dismore on February 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Fireplace Facelift: Transform Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

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)