Fireplace Accent Wall Ideas: Black Accent Wall

This year, black accent walls with fireplaces are perfectly on-trend. Black is a rarely used wall colour, which is why it works great as an accent wall.   But why add the fireplace? And what if black isn’t exactly your colour? We’ll discuss the importance of having an accent wall, ideas for fireplace accent walls and what they can both bring to […]

What is WETT Certified for Fireplaces?

WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer. The WETT Inc. organization is non-profit and provides education and training about all kinds of wood-burning products, including fireplaces.   WETT certified inspections are required by many home insurance companies, in particular, when there is a wood stove or fireplace on the property. Inspectors check to see if the wood-burning product is […]

Why Chimney Sweep?

While chimney sweeping has a long tradition, modern technology has made it a lot safer and more comfortable than it used to be.    For many people who have been using their traditional fireplaces consistently throughout the winter, now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking a chimney sweeping. But why is it so important to […]

Reasons Gas Fireplaces Are Incredible

You’ve got a wood fireplace in your home. And while you like the ambiance at atmosphere which come burning wood logs, there are some drawbacks too: Periodic chimney sweeping Soot and ash accumulation Having to purchase and store firewood on a continual basis On one hand, you still want to enjoy a cozy fire whenever […]

Have You Seen the Stamford Fireplaces Design Centre?

After you’ve decided to purchase a new gas or wood fireplace for your home, you then need to research things like: Brands to choose from Styles to fit your home décor Delivery and installation Pricing information. And when you visit Stamford Fireplaces, you’ll get all that information – and impeccable customer service too – when […]

Fireplace Design Trends for Fall

With September comes the end of summer. The kids are back in school. You’re back at work after a well-earned summer vacation. There are shorter days, longer nights, and cooler temperatures. Add it all up, and you’ll be spending more time at home. And that means more time around the fireplace. Now, if you didn’t […]

Fall and Winter are Around the Corner. Fireplace Maintenance Should Be Done Now

You might not want to think about it, but the end of summer is rapidly approaching. And before too long: The kids will be back in school. You’ll be back to work (if you took time off). The days will get shorter and the nights colder. School and family commitments will take up your time. […]

Common Chimney and Fireplace Myths Debunked

At Stamford Fireplaces, we’ve heard it all when it comes to fireplaces and chimneys: Certain woods create more creosote than others. Chimneys which are rarely used don’t require chimney sweeping. Fireplaces actually make a room colder. Gas fireplaces are less efficient than wood fireplaces. So, for our latest blog, we play Mythbusters as we look […]

Why Now is the Right Time to Start Thinking About Buying a New Woodstove (and Ordering Firewood Too)

 It’s June. The official start of summer (Thursday, June 21) is just around the corner. The weather’s gorgeous. The sun is shining. The skies are clear. It’s also the perfect time to think about purchasing a new woodstove from Stamford Fireplaces for your home. Here’s why. Supply and demand Most people in Niagara Falls […]

Do Gas Fireplaces Add Value to Your St. Catharines Home?

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 […]