Installing an Outdoor Fireplace This Winter

Light orange paved patio and orange stone fireplace in front of large white home

Frederick, MD

An outdoor fireplace is a great asset to any home — on summer evenings or cool winter afternoons, hanging around the fire pit is a fun activity for families and friends. If you have been thinking about adding an outdoor fireplace to your patio, now is the time to make that dream a reality!

Safety first as you prepare for your outdoor fireplace — remember the danger of fire in nature, and plan accordingly for a fireproof patio. Many materials are suited to this task, so you can choose the option that best fits your preferences or theme of your house:

  • flagstone
  • brick
  • gravel

Weigh the pros and cons of each material as you make your decision. One beautiful option we can recommend is flagstone — either in dust or sand, or on a concrete base. Our high quality flagstone is beautiful, durable, and can be easily installed by following the how-to’s available at the above links.

When it comes to the actual fireplace, think about these questions:

  • what size do you want?
  • what will you use for fuel? (pellets, gas, wood, etc.)
  • what styles do you like? (chimney, fire pit, etc.)
  • do you want 360-degree access?

Once you have your patio built and your fireplace installed, let the fun begin! Remember basic safety measures, instructing users about potential hot surfaces and how to properly put out the fire. Keep in mind any possible wind channels and consider putting up a windscreen to block the wind.

Irwin Stone is ready and equipped to help you with your outdoor fireplace. For more than 70 years we have been installing stone products! Contact us today for more information!

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