Explore photos of various new fireplace styles to inspire your next renovation
Before you decide on a fireplace facelift you need a contractor who has the skill and know how to carry out your dreams and visions.
- There are many different types of fireplaces you can choose from. The most common three are wood burning, gas burning and electric. Wood burning fireplaces add indescribable warmth and smells to a room and release less harmful vapors into the air, but they require quite a bit of cleanup. Gas burning fireplace burn natural or LPG gas and come in many different models, some very modern with no "wood" look at all. Electric fireplaces create more of a subtle look and require no clean up. For more information on different fireplace types, click here.
- If you're main goal is to have your fireplace produce an efficient amount of heat, talk to your contractor about how to make your fireplace take advantage of heatilators and other devices. Different types of doors, vents, the sealing of your fireplace is also important.
- Another thing to consider when designing your fireplace is the style you're trying to achieve. Are you going for a vintage subtle look, or a modern bold look? The best tactic is to go with the style of your home. By hiring a contractor with good experience and reviews, you should be able to achieve your look in no time. For more fireplace ideas, click here.
Finding the right contractor
By using TrustedPros you can find the contractor who has the skills and know how to be able to achieve the fireplace you have in mind. You do this one of two ways: You can either post an ad on TrustedPros and describe what you have in mind and let the contractors come to you. Or you can simply look through the extensive lists of contractors, view their profiles, and find several that fit your needs and ask for a quote.
Although TrustedPros will make it easy to find a trustworthy contractor there are a couple things to keep in mind before hiring one.
- It is very important for you to make sure the contractor you are about to hire has verified liability coverage in force. If the contractor does not have liability coverage, you can become liable for any accidental damage that could happen on or around your property.
- It is now a mandatory requirement for all contractors to have Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage. Before hiring a homeowner must be cautious and make sure the contractor is insured. If not, an inspection could result in a work stoppage or fines for you. Worse, if a contractor is hurt on your property, depending on your arrangement with that person, you could be liable for medical bills.