Prior to four or five decades ago, fireplaces that burn wood or coal were all the market offered. They were all-masonry constructed by a brick mason. The materials needed were supplied then, and still are now, by our sister company, Masonry Products Sales.
In the late 70’s, prefabricated metal air-cooled fireplaces were tested and approved for use in homes, and the fireplace business changed forever. The lighter-weight, prefab fireplaces could be added practically anywhere without foundation issues, and with easier routing of the metal chimneys.
Perhaps because of the long history of natural wood fires, this type of fireplace will probably never go out of style. The crackle, pop, and glow of a woodburning fireplace can provide the unmistakable mood that only an open-flame fire can deliver.
All other fireplace types are designed to approach that feel, but buyers who select another type, do so for reasons other than that desirable ambiance of a natural fire.
Woodburning fireplaces require a vertical chimney extended to the recommended height to facilitate the necessary draw of the fire’s byproducts. Because of their tall height, these chimneys are commonly enclosed in a decorative chase.
Because of the popularity of woodburning fireplaces in this market, Foster-Taylor stocks many different sizes with all necessary chimney components to meet your needs. For added flexibility, these fireplaces are all equipped with knockouts to allow installation of gas lines into the firebox for log lighters to easily light a wood fire, or to take a break from wood and add a beautiful set of gas logs.
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