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 if you had planned on doing it anyway. Here are some reasons why it’s a good idea to plan ahead.

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

Lower Labor Cost

Having a fireplace installed in your home during the summer when there is less demand could wind up saving you some money. Your fireplace builder is likely less busy, and may even be running a summertime special. Likewise, if any work needs to be done outside, better weather will allow the builders to get their work done more quickly, without any weather delays.

Unexpected Delays

In most cases, parts need to be ordered when a fireplace is being installed, and in some cases those parts can take some time to come in. If you are having an insert put it, in particular, it could be weeks while your Maryland fireplace installer waits for the insert to arrive from the manufacturer. In the summer, this delay will be a mere inconvenience, since you weren’t going to use the fireplace anyway. During the winter, these delays could leave you in the cold.

Weather Considerations

And finally, by having your fireplace installed when the weather is nice out, not too hot, not too cold, you could be saving yourself some discomfort. Your fireplace builder will be working both inside and out, and in most cases your home will be exposed to the outside temperature for a limited time while they work. In the spring and fall, this is no problem, as the outside temperature is lovely, but in the winter, it could leave you and your family in the cold until the job is completed.

We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about winter and staying warm when the days are sunny, warm, and long, but that doesn’t mean it’s not smart to plan ahead. If you are looking to install a fireplace in the upcoming winter, and are in search of a Maryland fireplace company, give Fireside Stone and Patio a call today so we can discuss your options now, before the demand is high and time is limited.