Fireplaces are the ultimate symbol of comfort. They are the gathering place of many cherished Christmas traditions, they evoke feelings of warmth, relaxation, and togetherness, and they even offer certain health benefits, like reduced stress and lower blood pressure.

To us, it’s no surprise you’re craving those crackling flames and that cozy atmosphere in your home. …but when it comes to installing a new fireplace, did you know getting this job done now, during spring or summer, is ideal?

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Reasons to Schedule Your Fireplace Install During Spring or Summer

Here at Top Cat Chimney Sweep & Service, we suggest you install your new fireplace during the off-season months, when not everybody is thinking about their fireplaces…and we will tell you why.

original infographic stating why the off season in a good time for fireplace installation
  • Availability: During the off-season, our schedules are pretty wide open. That means you can snag a consultation and installation date much faster than during the fall rush. No need to worry about waiting weeks – or even months – for a chance to enjoy your new fireplace.
  • Avoid Delays: Harsh winter weather can slow down or complicate fireplace installations. By installing in the off-season, you steer clear of potential delays caused by sudden bad weather or increased demand.
  • Proper Curing: Did you know some new fireplace designs require a curing period before the first fire? Off-season installation allows ample time for this part of the process that is so important in providing a safer and more enjoyable fireplace experience.
  • Be Prepared, Not Desperate: Judging by the amount of calls we get at the first sign of frost, people love to procrastinate. But here’s the thing – waiting until the last minute leaves you scrambling. By installing your fireplace during the off-season, you gain a valuable advantage – time. You can browse designs, plan the perfect decor, and make sure your new cozy haven is ready to go before winter arrives. This is especially true for wood-burning fireplaces, as you’ll also have the opportunity to stock up on firewood well before the season demands it.
  • Peace of Mind Before Winter: There’s no greater feeling than sitting by the warm fire with complete peace of mind that you’ve safe, efficient, and reliable heat to get you through the winter.

How To Find a Qualified Fireplace Installer

Adding a fireplace to your home is an exciting project, but you want to make sure that whoever is hired to complete it is ensuring it is done with safety, efficiency, and long-lasting enjoyment in mind. The last thing you want to discover this winter is a heating appliance that’s 1) a fire hazard, 2) costly to heat your home, or 3) an unfinished eyesore.

Here’s how to find a qualified professional in your area:

  • Look at Qualifications: A reputable chimney and fireplace service company will always have the proper licensing and certifications. The National Fireplace Institute (NFI), for example, offers a nationwide certification program for fireplace and stove installations. 
  • Experience Matters: Not only should you pay attention to the amount of years the company has in the industry, you should also make sure they have experience working with your desired fireplace type. Gas and wood-burning fireplaces or stoves require different installation techniques and safety protocols.
  • Read Through Reviews: Ask family, friends, and neighbors who have recently installed fireplaces for referrals. If that doesn’t provide many results, you can always read online reviews to get a sense of a company’s customer service and quality of work. 
  • Ask Questions & Get Quotes: Schedule consultations with several fireplace installation companies to discuss your project, ask questions, and get a clear understanding of the process and how much this project will cost. Keep in mind that the most expensive option won’t always guarantee the best results…and while the most affordable option looks best on paper, it could be a red flag.

Don’t Miss Out On Your Dream Fireplace – Call Top Cat Today

By now, it’s clear that the off-season offers quite a few advantages for fireplace installation. So if you’re ready to make your cozy fireplace dreams a reality and get on the schedule this spring, call Top Cat Chimney Sweep & Service today at 724-664-6092.

We have over 17 years of experience in the industry, are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, and have helped homeowners all across western Pennsylvania achieve the fireplace of their dreams. We would love to earn your business too!