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It Might Be Time for a Prefabricated Fireplace Insert?

It Might Be Time for a Prefabricated Fireplace Insert?

Are you ready to add a fireplace to your home, but are worried about the cost and construction involved? What if we told you that there was a more affordable option that takes less time with no major construction involved? A prefabricated fireplace may be exactly what you are looking for.


Prefabricated fireplaces are manufactured in a factory where they go under extensive safety and efficiency testing. Once you choose your fireplace design, one of our CSIA-certified technicians comes over to your home and installs it for you. There is now construction involved which lowers the labor cost and leaves less mess.


Due to the way they are constructed, brick and mortar fireplaces take up a lot of space and require heavy footing. You may only be able to install one in a few, precise locations around your home. Prefabricated fireplaces, on the other hand, are lightweight and small. This means that you’ll have greater flexibility in where you can place them.

Efficiency & Maintenance

Prefabricated fireplaces and chimneys are designed to pull in air from outside to burn their fuel more efficiently than masonry fireplaces. This also produces less smoke. Prefabricated fireplaces are also easier to maintain. This is because prefabricated chimney flues are metal which is generally easier to clean. Furthermore, prefabricated chimneys are designed to produce less smoke, so they have fewer issues with creosote buildup than masonry fireplaces.

If you go online, you will be able to find a lot of “how to” videos and instructionals dealing with installing a prefabricated fireplace. However, installing a prefabricated fireplace on your own is a challenge. There are a lot of specified clearances for the firebox and chimney. Furthermore, if installation instructions are not followed exactly, you can risk a fire hazard. At Tennessee Chimney & Home, we have know exactly how prefabricated chimneys need to be installed to ensure the safety of your family and your home. That’s why we recommend having one of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified fireplace technicians come over and install your fireplace for you. If you think that you may be interested in having a new prefabricated fireplace installed, don’t hesitate to call us today or go to our appointment scheduling page to set up an appointment today!