Update: Steel Shortages in Fireplace Industry

While the coronavirus pandemic is influencing numerous commodity back-orders and price increases across the globe, there is one, in particular, impacting the fireplace industry most – steel. The steel shortage has become a frustrating reality that industries and consumers across North America have come to know well. And unfortunately, there are consequences affecting people looking […]

Important Terms To Know When Looking For A Fireplace

We’ve all been there, trying to look into something but the terms and lingo sound like a foreign language. We end up leaving more confused than where we started. But purchasing a fireplace doesn’t have to be so complicated. We’re here to give you the most important fireplace terms to eliminate any confusion and make […]

Chimney Sweeping for Wood Burning Fireplaces

One of the most vital aspects of owning a wood-burning fireplace is ensuring the chimney is kept clean. Chimney sweeping is the only way to do this, and luckily, Stamford Fireplaces offers this crucial service year-round!    Book Here Now  So, what is chimney sweeping?  A chimney sweep will remove all creosote (an oily chemical substance) build-up from inside the chimney. Creosote causes a number […]

Insurance and Wood Burning Fireplaces: What You Should Know

Does your home insurance policy cover your fireplace and the additional risk it brings to your home? While fires started by fireplaces are rare, you certainly don’t want to give your insurance company a reason to deny your claim in the event you do have an accident. So, you should add your fireplace to your […]

Using Your Fireplace as an Accent Wall

Fireplaces are coveted architectural features that can add warmth and character to your whole home. In fact, when done well a fireplace and the accent wall surrounding it create the focal point to any room or open-concept floor plan. Yet, the fireplace is often outdated due to the misconception that refinishing the fireplace will take […]

Christmas Fireplace Decorations & Christmas Mantle Decorating Ideas

What’s cozier than curling up to your fireplace this cold Christmas season? It’s the perfect spot to relax, so why not make it a show-stopper too with some Christmas fireplace decorations? If you’re thinking of changing things up, we have some Christmas mantle decorating ideas to get you inspired, no matter what style makes you feel the most festive.   Rustic Decor  […]

How to Turn on Your Gas Fireplace

  Many people turn off their gas fireplaces in the summer months to conserve natural gas or propane but often need a reminder on how to light the pilot light in the fall. First, locate the fireplace controls, they are located usually behind a louver or panel at the bottom of the fireplace. Next, locate […]

Cozy Fireplace Activities for Families in Fall

Fall is the perfect time to gather the whole family for some cozy fireplace activities. There’s something about relaxing next to the comfort of flickering flames that makes fall traditions more enjoyable.   In fact, there is science behind this feeling. Research1 has demonstrated that when we sit around a fireplace, our blood pressure drops. It increases our mood and relaxation. We […]

What You Should Know Before You Change Your Wood Fireplace to Gas

Is it time for you to change your wood fireplace to a gas fireplace? Gas fireplaces, generally, require less maintenance than wood fireplaces. Plus, they offer several other advantages such as being less expensive to maintain and being easier to control overall.    But what’s the cost of making the switch and is it worth it in the end? Learn […]

Modern Fireplace Accessories

There are a few accessories you need in order to use and maintain your fireplace. Just because they’re necessary, doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Modern fireplace accessories are both functional and stylish.    You can get so much more out of your accessories these days. Here are just a few examples.   Log Holders    You need something to hold fire logs, but you […]