Anyone with a deck, patio or pergola, should consider including a fireplace or fire pit as part of the structure. Not only will this add warmth on cool nights; it can greatly enhance the beauty of the structure and increase the value of the property as well. You need to know what you want and express your desires to your contractor. Call us any time to schedule a consultation 404-939-2201.
Choosing Your Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
Selecting the type of outdoor fireplace and a design that you like can take some time. For example, you can choose to have a portable fireplace or fixed one. The designer and builder can help you to choose the material such as stone, brick, ceramic tiles or prefabricated material.
Decide whether you want to build a fire pit or a fireplace. Do you need a fixed fireplace or mobile so you can redecorate as-needed? Will your fire pit be sunken or a stand-alone piece that you can implement in decoration?
* To remove a fixed fireplace can be expensive, so think carefully about the design. A good custom builder will be able to help you in this area.
The Fire Pit
If you love the idea of camping in the woods a fire pit will be the kind of thing you want close to or on your deck. A fire pit provides warmth so that you can sit around with friends and enjoy an evening outside. They also keep most types of bugs, including mosquitoes, in check so that you can enjoy a relatively bug-free evening. Fire pits are a trendy addition to backyard or patio, as they become the ideal spot for social gatherings and evenings around the campfire.
Fireplaces are generally more romantic and have a much more detailed install process. You may choose to build nearly any type of fireplace on your deck as long as all safety regulations are followed. A fireplace may be mobile, but most are stationary due to the size and weight. Your deck will need additional support beams to hold the weight of your new fireplace.
* A fire pit or fireplace is best built by a contractor due to safety issues.
Why Use a Professional
We recommend hiring a contractor to help design your fireplace or fire pit, and to install them for you. Professional builders know the building codes for your area and as such there will be no chance that you are breaching any of these regulations for outdoor buildings. Hire a local contractor, like Leisure Time Decks, and you can also expect a top quaility project to be done on time.
With the help of a good custom builder, you can create the kind of fireplace or fire pit you need in your pergola or on your deck. A fireplace or fire pit can last for years if properly built and maintained over time. Call us any time to discuss your outdoor fireplace or fire pit ideas at 404-939-2201.