Masonry Fireplaces – Built To Last
Though so many of today’s fireplaces are prefabricated or factory-made of metal, the traditional masonry fireplace is what most of us think of when we think “fireplace.” Made of brick or stone and mortar, these are the fireplaces that we envision Saint Nick climbing out of on Christmas Eve, rosy-cheeked and covered in soot. These are the fireplaces that remain when every other part of a house has crumbled around it. Masonry fireplace structures are built with brick, cement blocks, or natural stones, and they do a great job of containing a fire. Strong, sturdy, and often massive, some masonry fireplaces weigh as much as six or seven tons; as such, their construction requires a lot of careful consideration and planning.
Masonry fireplaces can be both traditional and modern. In fact, we’ve had a lot of fun building some of Houston’s statement-making stone fireplaces. Nonetheless, whether you want a modest hearth or a masonry fireplace that makes an imposing architectural statement, Lords Chimney has you covered. Our master masons take pride in building quality fireplaces stone by stone or brick by brick. We know chimneys and fireplaces upwards and backwards, so you can trust that all components of your chimney and fireplace will work together to give you an efficient masonry fireplace designed to withstand time and high temperatures.
The 3 Main Advantages Of A Masonry Fireplace
- Durability. Compared to today’s popular prefab fireplace and chimney sets, you can count on a well-made and maintained masonry chimney to last for the life of your home.
- Quality. There’s no substitute for the quality of a properly designed and well-built masonry fireplace, which means that you’re maximizing the value added to your home.
- Versatility. Masonry fireplaces and chimneys can be used to contain both gas- and wood-burning fires.
Lords Chimney is available to inspect, clean, waterproof, and maintain your masonry chimney and outfit it with any needed parts. In addition, we take on tuckpointing projects to repair masonry chimneys with damaged mortar. With Lords Chimney on the job, you can trust that you’re getting the highest level of quality possible.
If you live in Houston and need a masonry fireplace built or need to have an existing fireplace maintained, reach Lords Chimney at 281-497-4000, or contact us online!
FireRock modular masonry fireplaces may be the solution that combines some of the advantages of prefab units with the beauty of more traditional masonry. Ask us about this fireplace replacement option today.
My husband and I purchased a 1910 Queen Anne Victorian home in the Heights which was more than just a small weekend project! One of the restoration tasks included completely gutting the old fireplace, chase, and chimney as they were not to code or functioning properly. Lords Chimney worked many hours on our "little" project removing the old brick (a very dirty job!) and retrofitting an entirely new system, even taking care to match the chimney brackets to the original brick color. The original brick was saved and placed in a nice pile for us in the back yard so that we could use it to lay a patio. We are so thrilled with our new fireplace and lovely gas logs. We look forward to hiring Lords Chimney to tackle a second fireplace upstairs. A big thank you to Lords for a terrific job!
~ Amanda S.