Enjoy a fireplace without the expensive of installing an all-brick chimney. There are two types of prefab fireplaces: built-in and freestanding and both look very similar to traditional fireplaces. Both freestanding and built-in units vent through insulated metal chimney components that run through walls, ceilings and roofs. BJ’s Chimney Service offers both vented or vent-free logs. This decision comes down to many factors, including looks versus efficiency, local building codes and fireplace placement.
Built in units are built into your home and are a more permanent, more integrated addition
Freestanding units have lightweight construction and easy-to-assemble components, and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and finishes.
Vented Logs have a realistic-looking flame that operates with an open chimney flue or damper. These logs, which simulate a wood-burning fire, are more decorative than they’re an efficient heat source because much of the generated heat goes up the chimney.
Vent-free logs operate with the chimney flue closed, won’t give you that roaring fire effect. The flame isn’t as realistic or as high as you’ll find with vented logs. But they are an efficient heat source – 100% of the heat generated stays in your home.
Call us today for new gas logs and for more information about our gas log installation. (205) 995-8656