A fireplace is a highly sought-after home feature in Indianapolis homes. Fireplaces add warmth, comfort, and design to any room of your home, and are thought of as the centerpiece of your home. Additionally, brick masonry has always been considered very durable. However, as you search for homes with fireplaces or consider your own fireplace, you may wonder just how long do brick fireplaces last?

Life Expectancy of Brick Fireplaces

With the proper care and maintenance, brick masonry can actually last a lifetime. Generally, you can expect a well-installed, properly maintained brick fireplace to last over 100 years! Brick is a very long-lasting material that can withstand the demands of a fireplace and last for many years. 

Correct Installation and Maintenance Are Key

While brick fireplaces have the potential to last as long as the building they are in, a few things strongly influence their durability. Correct installation and maintenance are critical to extending the lifespan of brick fireplaces. Unfortunately, poor installation leads to many future issues that reduce the lifespan of brick fireplaces. Proper maintenance stops moisture buildup or other problems from becoming too damaging. Keeping your brick fireplace healthy with proper, timely maintenance and repairs will help it last for a very long time. 

Extend the Life of Your Brick Fireplace

The best way to ensure your brick fireplace lasts as long as possible is to consult a professional mason for installation, maintenance, and repairs. The experienced team at the Brick + Ember Outfitters of Indianapolis is happy to help you with all of your fireplace needs. We offer unparalleled quality for fireplace installations and repairs. We focus on educating all of our clients so they know how to properly care for their brick fireplaces and when to call for help with repairs. For more information on brick fireplaces or to schedule your consultation, contact us at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM