If you are looking to install or upgrade a wood burning or gas fireplace, look no further than Armand’s Discount. We specialize in fireplace installation and repair, so let our team know if there is anything we can do to help you with your home’s fireplace or fireplace accessories. We also offer a great selection of fireplace accessories. Keep reading to learn about a few of our favorites.
Accessory #1: Andirons
While andirons serve an important practical purpose, they can also be a decorative part of your fireplace. In a wood-burning fireplace, andirons can help to hold the logs up off the floor or hearth, increasing airflow and helping your fire to burn hotter and brighter. Andirons are typically L-shaped, with horizontal bars that you can lay the logs across. In cooler climates, the increased air circulation provided by the andirons can help to warm up the whole room with your wood-burning fireplace.
Accessory #2: Gas Logs
If you heat your home with a gas fireplace, you will need to select a gas log that comes in a size and style that will suit your fireplace. The first thing to consider is whether you are looking for a vented gas log or a vent free gas log. Vented gas logs emit fumes and exhaust that is similar to that of a wood burning fire, meaning that you will need to have a fireplace that is capable of burning real wood before you can install a vented gas log.
If you do not have a fireplace with an open chimney, you should opt for a ventless, or vent free, gas log. Ventless gas logs tend to do a better job of heating a space. Because of a chimney and open flue are required for a vented gas log, more heat will escape along with the exhaust.
Accessory #3: Mantles
A mantle is another popular way to dress up your fireplace. Wide mantles can be a great place to showcase your favorite family photos, vases or other prized possessions. While wooden mantles are the most popular, there are many options available. Please feel free to browse our website to explore more options, or contact us and we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Accessory #4: Decorative Fireplace Screens
Investing in a decorative fireplace screen can be another great way to give your fireplace a bit of character. The most popular fireplace screens are wrought iron, but there are plenty of other, more delicate options as well. Fireplace screens come in all shapes and sizes, including flat screens, screens with doors, and trifold screens.
Accessory #5: Glass Doors
Glass doors can help to keep your fire safely contained within your fireplace, reducing the risk of a house fire occurring when you are not in the room. They can also help to insulate your home, stopping your home’s cool air from escaping up the chimney during the summer.
Accessory #6: Tool Sets
While some of our fireplace accessories serve a cosmetic purpose, our tool sets are aesthetically practical. Most fireplace tool sets include 4 pieces: a shovel, a small broom, tongs, and a poker. These tools are necessary to keep your wood-burning stove clean and functional. A good tool set will also allow you to rearrange your burning logs, keeping the fire burning hotter for longer.
Our tool sets also come with a matching vertical rack for convenient storage. You will want to keep your tool set near your fireplace, and the rack can help to keep your tools organized and out of the way. They come in a variety of styles that each have their own handle shape, so try out a few and see what suits you best.
Accessory #7: Log Carriers
If you choose a wood-burning fireplace, you will want to make sure to invest in a great log carrier. Most log carriers are made out of leather or canvas – materials that are meant to be both durable and practical. These bags have sturdy handles for easy transportation and many of our models can fold up, making them easy to store when they are not in use. These convenient bags can help prevent dirt, mud, or leaves from getting all over your home and your clothes. Nobody wants to leave behind a trail of dried bark every time they carry a fresh load of firewood inside.
Fortunately for you, we sell all this and more at Armand’s Discount. Contact us today to find out more about the great fireplace accessories available at our store.