Monday, August 22, 2011

Masons, maybe it’s time to consider a new method for fireplace construction.

Masons, maybe it’s time to consider a new method for fireplace construction.
If you’re not already installing fireplaces with a pre-engineered fireplace unit/system, you may want to consider them now, here is why:

With the focus being money and saving on energy cost a masonry modular fireplace unit helps you overcome these hurtles to win more jobs. Experts compare traditional fireplace installation to masonry modular fireplace units.

• It takes masons two or more weeks to build a fireplace using the old fashioned construction method. Alternatively, a masonry modular fireplace unit can be installed in one or two days. The components in a masonry modular fireplace unit are large and fit together easily, so construction is quick and hassle-free. Installation is as simple as stacking the components, mortaring them together, adding firebrick, and finishing the outside with the veneer or mantle of your choice.

• Labor and materials average around $8,000 to $15,000 for a site-built masonry fireplace. Because a modular fireplace unit install in a matter of days, labor savings can be significant, typically cutting overall costs by at least 50% compared to a site-built masonry fireplace.

• Brick absorbs heat. That is why a brick fireplace takes time to heat up and doesn't send adequate heat into a room. Modular fireplace unit masonry materials are engineered to reflect heat so that your fire will heat up quickly and burn more efficiently. That means more heat output while using less wood, gas, or other fuel.

• With a modular fireplace unit, you get peace of mind knowing that they have passed rigorous testing procedures to comply with applicable Underwriters Laboratories standards, and each fireplace is backed with a manufactured warranty.

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