This is the time of year when many homeowners begin to reassess the look of their home. As clutter is cleared away for holiday décor and room is made for guests, homeowners might discover there is just something off about that old fireplace.
If you live in the Shreveport area, you don’t have to have a whole new fireplace installed in order to give your hearth a facelift. In fact, New Buck has many options to get you back to the fireplace of your dreams!
Brick and Stone Work
The masons on staff at New Buck Chimney Services have the experience and training to build a new hearth exactly to your liking. Whether you’re looking to add a mantel to your existing fireplace, or recreate the entire existing hearth, we can help. New Buck uses appropriate fire-safe products that will keep your hearth safe and lasting. When you start the process with New Buck, we can recommend a wide variety of brick and stone so that your new hearth complements your home décor and your personality.
If your chimney has experienced a leak in the past, there may still be stains on your masonry and we can help remove them! This process can be done to exterior masonry as well as interior. A clean chimney can be just what your fireplace needs this season.
Not only can you upgrade the look of your fireplace by adding glass doors, but it also improves the efficiency of your open masonry fireplace. Glass doors prevent drafts, heated air loss, and are safer than an open fireplace. When you have glass doors installed, they are safe, fitted to the fireplace opening, and long-lasting. The ambient heat from the fire still heats the room through the glass and can help you control the heat during holiday gatherings.
Installing an Insert
A sure-fire way to upgrade the look of your fireplace is to install a new one. An insert is a closed unit that is retrofitted directly into your existing fireplace. It connects to your chimney and may require a new liner to compensate for the capacity of the insert. Inserts come in a variety of fuel types—pellet, wood, and gas—and they all install directly into your fireplace, are highly efficient, and give your fireplace a facelift. Inserts come in a variety of styles from contemporary to traditional and everything in between.
No matter what type of hearth you have, or what type of fuel you burn, there are always options to improve the look of your fireplace. At New Buck Chimney Services, we strive to be Shreveport’s chimney experts so that our neighbors and our community stays safe. Do not attempt to make changes to your system without the help of a professional. You can decorate around your hearth, but practice fireplace safety at all times. For all of your hearth needs and questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call!