Installation Considerations When Building a See-Through Fireplace

FireRock-See-Through-FireplaceWe get a lot of questions about installing our See-Through pre-engineered fireplace kit. While the installation fundamentals are the same, the See-Through has a slightly trickier installation than the rest of our fireplaces. There are multiple special installation steps that must be considered for the proper installation of a See-Through fireplace, including:


Do Fireplaces Increase Overall Home Value?

The answer is quite simple - yes they do!

Despite being one of the oldest forms of comfort and respite places in the home, the fireplace reigns supreme as one of the go-to features homebuyers of all ages look for when shopping for their next home.

In fact, in a survey of 2,000 homeowners and homebuyers, 80% of respondents said indoor and outdoor fireplaces were shown to increase a home’s value between $1,000-$4,999 dollars.


Indoor vs. Outdoor

In 2015 found that an indoor fireplace was the #1 feature most often mentioned in home listings and 60% of homeowners and homebuyers said they definitely look for a fireplace when purchasing a home. But per recent trends in architectural landscape, it appears that outdoor fireplaces are becoming just as popular as their indoor counterparts.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, outdoor fireplaces can increase a home’s value by an average of $3,500. After all, who doesn’t love the idea of cozying up to a fire sharing stories and making memories with friends and family alike. And per a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2016, fireplaces and fire puts were named the number 1 outdoor design element homeowners are looking for to upgrade their outdoor living spaces.


Gas vs. Wood-Burning

While gas-burning fireplaces have certainly evolved in recent years and grabbed more consumers’ attention, 60% of those surveyed still love the timelessness of a wood-burning fireplace and equate it with luxurious living.  

So if you’re thinking of building a home, think about how a wood-burning masonry fireplace can help increase your enjoyment of your home today and the value of your home tomorrow. 

To learn and see more, please visit our Masonry Fireplace page.

FAQ: What is Special About FireRock’s Mortar?

For most people, home improvement is not a full time job but more of a hobby or chore. Because of this, minute details such as, different styles of bricks, concrete, and mortar are things an individual might not know offhand. However, differences in these types of products can be very great, and based on the situation can directly impact the performance and durability of your installation.


FAQ: How Do I Offset My Fireplace Chimney?

Let’s face it. Not every project is perfect. Every remodel or building project will have little complexities that will need to be taken into account. One of these complexities is the fireplace location. Where you want to locate it in the design of the home, may not be the most practical place for it to be. Because of this, depending on where you want to locate a fireplace in your home, you may have a straight shot where you can place your chimney, or you may not.