Brick Fireplaces

Nothing adds warmth to a room like a wood-burning all brick fireplace.   Although not relied upon primarily as a heat source today as they were in the past, people enjoy having a fireplace in their home. It's often the centerpiece of a room because of the warmth and charm it adds.

Brick fireplaces require some regular maintenance and like anything else will wear out with prolonged use.   Over time and extended use, the firebrick inside the firebox can burn out, requiring that the firebox be rebuilt with new materials.   On the outside, the brick chimney is exposed to weathering and particularly in older homes, the mortar may deteriorate, causing bricks to become loose and water to leak into the fireplace. Water can also find its way through inadequate cracks in the cap of the chimney.

Although metal fireplaces have been replacing masonry fireplaces in recent years, they cannot compare to real masonry fireplaces for time honoured quality and beauty.

 



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