Fall is officially here. People can look forward to carving pumpkins, pulling out the comfy sweaters, watching the leaves change colors, and enjoying colder weather. With the colder temperature during the fall, some homeowners look for ways to make their homes cozier. A fireplace makes a home comfortable, warm, and inviting. If you’ve been contemplating adding a fireplace to your home, owning a masonry fireplace has many benefits. Today, we’ll share a few of them and how homeowners can use a masonry fireplace.
What is a Masonry Fireplace?
It’s a fireplace consisting of stone, brick, and mortar. A masonry fireplace contains a brick firebox and brick chimney that goes all the way up to the house’s roof and adjoins the home’s construction. Several fireplace designs exist besides masonry fireplaces. However, homeowners still adore this option because of its rustic and natural charm.
A Masonry Fireplace Keeps the House Warm
Any fireplace’s primary purpose is to keep a house warm. When fireplaces have the proper installation and construction, they can heat a house for decades because brick ranks high in longevity. Homeowners can look forward to their home being toastier during the fall and winter, whether day or night.
Brick withholds heat for a long time, even after you put the fire out in a firebox. Also, fireplaces are advanced now because some come with a glass-enclosed firebox to prevent smoke from damaging the home.
Cooking Food and Heating Tea and Coffee
Using a fireplace to cook occasionally can save you money on energy costs. A masonry fireplace is an excellent place to boil water to make tea or coffee. Homeowners can achieve this by placing the kettle on the burning wood or pellets. Homeowners can also roast some meats on sticks or still cook other foods by placing them in a pot. Also, fireplaces are famous for people roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.
Saves Money Energy Costs
Besides cooking, a wood-burning fireplace saves money on energy costs because it replaces some of the heat that you use to keep the house warm. It saves the money you would have spent on an electric fireplace or other electric sources to keep the house warm.
You also save money because brick lasts a long time, so you won’t have to worry about frequent maintenance and repair costs. However, when it is time for a chimney repair, you can count on Lanham Construction to take care of this.
A masonry fireplace is captivating. Looking at the fire and flying embers on a dim-lit evening is lovely and calming. It’s also relaxing to sit around the fire and talk about life with family, have a romantic in-house date night with a partner or spouse, or enjoy a wine night with friends. The rustic charm of a fireplace sets the scene for whatever memorable bonding moment you have in mind.
Home Value Increase
Potential homebuyers are looking for homes with unique features. A wood-burning fireplace is distinctive and elegant, saves money on energy bills, and serves as a central hub for bonding. If you want to put your home on the market, you can use a masonry fireplace as one of many selling points.
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