Over the past few years, home prices all over Canada have skyrocketed. It’s been very much a sellers’ market. That’s extended to St. Catharines, as the average price of a home in the city went up 7.5% in March 2018 alone (Source: NRC Realty). Homeowners looking to get max value are upgrading popular areas of … Continue reading Do Gas Fireplaces Add Value to Your St. Catharines Home?
It’s a tradition here at Stamford Fireplaces: Every May, we proudly host the BIG Sale on our most popular products: Gas fireplaces. Wood fireplaces. Outdoor fireplaces. Fireplace tables and pits. And 2018 will be no different. Make certain you don’t miss out on your chance to get the fireplaces you want at incredibly affordable prices. … Continue reading We’re Planning Our Annual BIG Sale
Do you have a gas fireplace? Did you know that regulations came into effect on January 1, 2015 (it’s also applicable in the United States)? “Starting on January 1, 2015, all new gas fireplaces, and fireplace heaters that vent to the outside, will come with a protective barrier. This barrier will be there to prevent … Continue reading All About Fireplace Screens
Throughout history, there have been some great debates: John vs. Paul (the Beatles) Ginger vs. Mary Ann (Gilligan’s Island) Coke vs. Pepsi (soft drinks) Of course gas and wood fireplaces here at Stamford Fireplaces are no exception. What’s more expensive to run? Which fuel burns cleaner? What’s more convenient? Which fireplace provides a greater overall … Continue reading Wood or Gas? Which Fuel Has the Advantage?
Dreaming of a fireplace but think it’s beyond your budget? Wood burning masonry fireplaces are beautiful, but costly to build, inefficient and difficult to add after your home is built – not impossible, but difficult. There are economical and efficient alternatives to give your family comparable ambiance without the prohibitive expense and construction. Most homeowners … Continue reading Is A Gas Fireplace Insert Right for Your Family?
Your gas fireplace burns much cleaner than the old wood burning fireplace. But that doesn’t mean you can forget about annual maintenance and inspections. The relatively sparse maintenance requirements are a great perk of your new gas fireplace, but relatively is the key word. It requires less maintenance than your old wood burning fireplace, but … Continue reading Does My Gas Fireplace Need Spring Cleaning? How to Make Your Gas Fireplace Safe
Remember these 3 things if you heat your house, or even a room, with a gas fireplace. For some houses, a gas fireplace is enough to keep the whole place warm all winter long. For others, the gas fireplace mostly supplements furnace heat, allowing you to keep the thermostat a little lower and saving some … Continue reading Heating with a Gas Fireplace? Remember these 3 things
Are you ready? This winter is expected to be cold and snowy. Heavy snow and ice leads to power loss across the Niagara region every year, and this year could be worse than most. How ready are you for a winter day and night without power? Have you thought about how you’ll keep the family … Continue reading Preparing for a Winter Power Outage
Cleaning the Glass On Your Gas Fireplace If you can’t really see the flames flicking around the inside of your direct vent gas fireplace, how do you know if it’s performing as intended? Aside from that, why wouldn’t you want to have a clear, unobstructed view of the flames every time you turn the fireplace … Continue reading Cleaning the Glass On Your Gas Fireplace | Fireplace Chores
A certain style of brick fireplace is timeless, but yours might not be. A handful of homebuilders in the area jumped on a brick fireplace trend which was, at the time, highly desirable. And it’s not a bad look today, but it can look a little dated. The imposing, exposed brick look is still a … Continue reading How to Whitewash Your Brick Fireplace