A fireplace is a structure made out of either stone, brick or metal created for the sole purpose of containing fire. But we know the fireplace is a lot more than that. The fireplace is an essential part of buildings that are located in cold regions of the world. In the past, fireplaces were used for heating living spaces and even cooking purposes. Today, fireplaces provide a relaxing ambience making the area around it perfect for people to get together and have a nice time. The fireplace varies based on deign and type of fuel used. Today, we even have electric fireplaces on the market. At Chesapeake Brick and Masonry, we understand the significance of fireplaces. This is why we are in the business of designing stone and brick fireplaces. Here is why you should consider having us come design your fireplace using brick and stone.
Interior designers and architects all over the world design fireplaces with natural stone because of its aesthetic appeal. There are several types of stones that can be used in the design of a fireplace. Theses stones come in so many tones that can be used to complement the atmosphere of any home or office. Limestone is one of the most versatile natural stones in this respect. It can easily complement a wide range of palettes from honey and creams to greys and browns. Brick will also give you room to achieve any type of design you want for your fireplaces. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can design fireplaces that will help light up your rooms (pun intended).
Durability And Low Maintenance
Stone is a very durable construction material. This is why stone fireplaces will always last. Stone is resistant to wear and tear and requires low maintenance. This is another reason why you should have a stone fireplace. The appearance of stone does not diminish over time, making it a great investment for the aesthetic of your home. Natural stones can go through climate change, forceful impacts and a whole host of other wear and tear effects and come out unscathed. Also, when the gases inside the hearth of your fireplace burn, ash will create a black layer over open surfaces in the fireplace. With well treated natural stone, cleaning and maintenance is easier to do.
Natural Stone is known to radiate and retain heat easily, making it an efficient choice for heating your home. Stone help with energy efficiency by absorbing heat and releasing it slowly. In other words, you can recoup the investment of having a stone fireplace installed because the cost of fueling your fireplace and heating your home will be drastically reduced. Want to learn more? Give us a call today. We will love to hear from you.