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Should I Build an Outdoor Fire-pit or Fireplace?

July 13, 2017

Adding a fire-pit or fireplace to your outdoor space can provide hours of enjoyment during the spring, summer, and fall months. By adding a heat source to your patio, you can extend the amount of time you can enjoy it every year. But how do you decide whether a fire-pit, or fireplace, is the best […]

Maryland Fireplace Installation

July 7, 2017

In the heat of the summer most people aren’t thinking about having a fireplace installed in their home, but fall follows summer. In Maryland it can sometimes fell like it comes literally overnight! If you are planning on having a fireplace installed in your home, summer is a great time to get started! There are several […]

Why We Now Offer Chimney Sweeping Services

June 1, 2017

Fireside stone and patio is now offering chimney sweeping services! In the past, we partnered with a chimney sweeper service and recommended them to our clients. Recently, we decided to deliver these services ourselves instead. We made this change in order to give our clients a chimney sweep of the highest quality so that the […]

Why Should I Build a Fireplace in the Off-Season?

May 26, 2017

The sun is shining, the air is warm, your windows are open and there is a perfect breeze coming in. Who has time to think about adding a fireplace to their home when the weather is perfect now, right? Wrong! Spring and summer can be the best time for you to have a fireplace installed […]

How Far Fireside Stone will Go

May 12, 2017

A lot of times, customers will ask us how far we will go to install our product. We joking say our truck have wheels, so we can go practically anywhere. This question actually makes us think of a story; a special request by a dear customer. A project they were working on was an orphanage. […]

Why Install a Pellet Stove

April 21, 2017

With rising electricity and gas costs, many homeowners are turning their attention to alternate heating options for their home. Traditional woodstoves have been a popular choice for generations, providing warmth for the whole home, but is there another alternative? Pellet stoves are gaining in popularity because of their low cost, their low maintenance, and their […]

Outdoor Fireplace Maintenance

April 7, 2017

With spring in full-bloom, home-owners are starting the transition from using their indoor fireplaces to using an outdoor fireplace. Before you make the transition yourself, here are some tips to maintaining your outdoor fireplace and getting it ready for the outdoor seasons. Foundation Issues Your outdoor fireplace is placed on a foundation which itself rests […]

What to do With a Fireplace in the Spring

March 31, 2017

Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be doing with your fireplace during the off-season. Most home-owners will simply leave the fireplace as-is and not bat another eye. Others of us prefer to do a little something extra with our fireplace at the end of the burning season. […]

Wood, Gas, or Electric Fireplace?

March 24, 2017

Everyone has an opinion as to which type of fireplace is best. The truth of the matter is that some types of fireplaces are better suited than others for certain situations, but no one type of fireplace is without a shadow of a doubt the best option for all situations. For this reason, we’ve assembled […]

Why is Creosote Dangerous?

March 9, 2017

09If you own a fireplace, you’ve probably heard of creosote. Most people know creosote is the stuff that clogs up a chimney, but not much more beyond this simple understanding. Creosote is a dangerous substance, but exactly why is it dangerous? We will dive a little deeper into explaining what creosote is, why it is […]