No matter the time of year, being able to snuggle up with the ones you love around a relaxing fireplace is always welcome. Adding that same luxurious ambiance to an outdoor area is another way to improve your property so you can enjoy the fresh air while staying warm and cozy. It makes summer last a bit longer and winter easier to manage. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your outdoor fireplaces.
Consider the Materials
The construction of outdoor fireplaces can be made from stone, brick, or metal. Stone and brick are the most common materials for an outdoor fireplace. They both have a long lifespan and are low-maintenance when it comes to cleaning. However, they do require some upkeep if you want to keep them looking their best.
Metal is another option, but it is less common than stone or brick because it tends not to last as long as either of those options would under similar conditions. There are times when metal works very well outdoors, like in an outdoor fire pit where the surface area that needs protection is much smaller than something like an entire patio area with multiple seating arrangements. The most popular are stone and brick because of the classic appearance and almost living room-styled area you get in your outdoor space.
Know Your City Ordinances
It’s important to note that some cities may require a permit to install an outdoor fireplace. Additionally, you may need to pay fees and/or file paperwork with the city or county to get your fire pit up and running. Depending on where you live, there may also be additional requirements such as inspections or certifications before they can make their way onto your property.
Most of the time, a quick check at your local town website will be enough to ensure you are good to install and enjoy a beautiful outdoor fireplace.
Why Should You Install Outdoor Fireplaces?
Outdoor fireplaces are great for entertaining. They allow you to have your friends and family over without worrying about the weather. If you live in a cold climate, then an outdoor fireplace can be a fun way for everyone to enjoy themselves on those chilly nights.
Outdoor fireplaces are perfect for keeping warm on cool evenings. Even if it isn’t too cold outside, having an open flame nearby will still make the air more comfortable. You can also cook over an open flame or roast marshmallows while relaxing under the stars.
You can also help create an atmosphere where people want to spend time together instead of just sitting around watching TV. An outdoor fireplace cultivates a space where you want to talk and share stories while staying cozy and watching the flames dance.
Where to Get Started
At Hearthside Fireplace & Patio, we find the best outdoor fireplace solution specifically for your home and needs. Whether you want to cook up incredible meals or build a new space for your friends and family to hang out on colder evenings, we have a fireplace for you.
To learn more about our models and the process of getting your outdoor fireplace, reach out to our expert team through our contact page or give us a call at (844) 642-4357. We look forward to transforming your backyard, patio, or other space with an incredible outdoor fireplace!