An outdoor fireplace is a great focal point for your outdoor area, be it a deck or covered patio. It draws people in and keeps them closer together. Now if you’re still planning getting a custom fireplace installed, you might have a question or two in your mind. In this blog, we try to give light to some of your outdoor fireplace questions. Read on and see whether we’ve answered your questions below.
Where should an outdoor fireplace be placed?
An outdoor fireplace is best placed 10 to 20 feet away from your house, your neighbor’s fence and any flammable material which can include low hanging branches, hedges, and shrubs.
Which direction should a fireplace face?
It is recommended to have the fireplace face against the wind’s general direction to keep it continuously lit without having sparks be carried away by the wind.
How big should an outdoor fireplace be?
An outdoor fireplace should be relative to the outdoor area it will warm up. To be sure of the fireplace size, consult contractors so the size will be measured according to your outdoor area.
How tall should an outdoor fireplace’s chimney be?
An outdoor fireplace’s chimney height depends on the fireplace box size. The shortest chimney height is 13 feet starting from the firebox. However, a chimney height is also subject to building codes of your area or neighborhood. To be sure, it’s best to consult a verified contractor who has done work in your area as they will have the latest information on building codes and requirements.
What is the best material for an outdoor fireplace?
Any heat-resistant material can be used to create a custom outdoor fireplace. This includes brick, concrete and cement blocks. It can also be a combination of these heat-resistant materials.
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