Fireplace Design

Fireplace

Indianapolis Fireplace Services

When searching for a home in the Indianapolis area, many folks often choose homes fitted with fireplaces. Apart from being a heat source, fireplaces add architectural interest and a sense of luxury to the inside and the outside of your home.

If you’re thinking about a fireplace but don’t know where to start, look no further than the Brick + Ember Outfitters team. We can transform your home into a cozy refuge. Here are other benefits of a fireplace:

Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home

Create a New Design Element

A fireplace doesn’t just heat your home; it can add a new focal point. You can decorate the fireplace however you wish. Whether you like an indoor stone fireplace in your living area or an outdoor fireplace on the patio, it will leave a lasting impression on visitors. Talk with us about our fireplace design services for more ideas on designing your dream fireplace.

Fire for Cooking

You get to enjoy cooking on a wood-burning fireplace. You can grill, simmer, and bake almost any meal all year round. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and hotdogs on sticks with your open-hearth fireplace. With regular maintenance and proper supervision, fireplace cooking can be fun for the family.

Get Cozy with a Romantic Setting

Fireplaces are calming and romantic, especially if you want a comfortable place to meet around a crackling fire with your family and friends or to read a wonderful book. Parents who find it difficult to find a babysitter can just delight in a romantic fireplace atmosphere. Not to mention, who doesn’t love a fantastic evening by the fire with a hearty dinner and some nice wine?

Energy Independence

Installing a fireplace in your home allows you to be less reliant on utility companies. With a fireplace in your home, you can control the amount of fuel you need and decide on when you want to heat your home. Heat your coffee and soup whenever you want on the stove as the fire warms your house. You can even rely on just your fireplace for warmth during the winter months depending on the size of your home.

Increase Home Value

A fireplace can increase your home’s value anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000, according to a 2016 Angie’s List survey. Installing a fireplace is a great investment for anyone looking to add more value to their homes quickly.

Why Hire a Chimney Sweep Professional

While your fireplace can be delightful, safety should be the priority. Cleaning your chimney can be quite a messy job as it leaves soot and ashes everywhere. Your fireplace needs maintenance to ensure it is safe for you and for your family to use for years to come. A chimney sweep, inspection, and cleaning can help make sure it is ready.

We recommend an annual chimney inspection to prevent chimney fires. However, there are other times when you should hire a chimney sweep professional, such as:

  • Carbon monoxide exposure: Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas responsible for many deaths every year. Note that open fires emit a lethal amount of carbon monoxide. Poorly functioning chimneys can increase your exposure to the gas. It is crucial that a chimney sweep professional to inspect and fix any problems they feel might interfere with the chimney’s work of eliminating the harmful gas.

 

  • Strange smells: If you have burned wood, and the odor remains long after the last fire, a sweep is necessary to remove any residue and potential hazards from your fireplace.

 

  • Bad ventilation: Smoke should be able to escape through a chimney or an exhaust vent. If you see smoke coming from your fireplace, call a professional immediately to inspect your fireplace. It may need more repairs and intensive cleaning.

 

  • Failure with the gas burner: Dirt and problems with the gas line can prevent the burner in your gas fireplace from igniting. Hiring a chimney professional will give you peace of mind. We have specific vacuums that quickly and competently take care of debris in your chimney.

 

  • Creosote: If you use your wood-burning fireplace regularly, creosote can build up over time just like any fuel-fired unit. A chimney sweep professional can mechanically clean the inside of your chimney and remove creosote.

 

Breathe easy with our fireplace professionals at Brick + Ember Outfitters. We strive to provide great customer service with professional quality chimney and fireplace services to keep your fireplace running.

Your fireplace and chimney are in good hands with our team of Outfitters. Give us a call, or contact us today to discover the difference when you work with the best in the Indianapolis area.

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Chimney Services

Chimney

Indianapolis homeowners trust the expert chimney sweepers at Brick + Ember Outfitters (B+E) to take care of all their chimney-related needs. Most people don’t give their chimney much thought, but maintaining it properly is crucial to your home’s comfort and safety. We have been recognized by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) for our exemplary service, and we take pride in keeping communities safe by providing chimney cleanings and chimney relinings, stopping life-threatening safety hazards before they start.

Structural damage to your chimney can jeopardize the safety of everyone in your home. Additionally, blockages to the inside of your chimney are an urgent fire hazard. Fortunately, even if you don’t know the first thing about chimney care, B+E’s Indianapolis-based experts are ready to diagnose and address your chimney problems efficiently, effectively, and affordably.

The chimney is often overlooked, but it’s an extremely important component of your home. It is responsible for safely exhausting the fireplace and the gases from your heating systems. In both cases, your chimney must operate to its full capacity. Furthermore, poorly maintained chimneys are a leading cause of water intrusion. Brick + Ember Outfitters believes strongly in stopping potential chimney issues before they start.

Brick + Ember Outfitters is driven by three value-added initiatives: building equity, restoring beauty, and increasing your peace of mind. Investing in the proper functionality of your chimney allows you to maintain or increase the value of your home, preserve and extend its beauty, and leave you feeling safe and sound whenever you stay inside. By focusing on these values in all the work we do, we enrich and protect communities throughout the Indianapolis area.

If you’re experiencing problems with your chimney, please contact us to request an appointment for an evaluation or chimney cleaning. We look forward to providing your chimney and home with the highest level of care in the Indianapolis area!

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Masonry Services

Masonry

Need top-notch masonry work in the Indianapolis, IN area? You can count on Brick + Ember Outfitters for guaranteed quality.

Brick + Ember Outfitters has provided quality masonry work for residents of Indianapolis, IN for the past eight years and counting. We install patios, build and repair retaining walls, replace driveways, and fix sidewalks that need a little extra love and attention. Because we specialize in brick, concrete, and stonework you can trust that your walkway or foundation will be constructed with the utmost care. We’re so confident that you’ll be happy with our work, that we guarantee it!

Don’t put your home or business in the hands of just anybody. Before you start your next project, make sure that you feel confident in the workmen you choose for your job. The contractors you work with should have the right qualifications and be experienced, knowledgeable professionals.

In the greater Indianapolis area, Brick + Ember Outfitters comes highly recommended. We also carry full liability and worker’s comp as a part of our promise to provide trustworthy, dependable service.

The Best Indianapolis Has To Offer

Our company provides complete masonry services to help commercial business owners and local residents save on construction options for their property. From hiring affordable bricklayers to creating masterpieces for your outdoor space, we can complete your job for a price that won’t break the bank.

We have cultivated strong relationships with suppliers, producers, and manufacturers across the country to make sure our builders have the best pricing models around. We know both traditional and modern masonry techniques, and can build and install any masonry project you need.

Brick Masonry

Today, brick masonry encompasses brick veneer, retaining walls, mailboxes, chimneys, outdoor fireplaces and also patios and porches. Brick + Ember Outfitters is experienced in completing many types of masonry jobs. We will complete your job right the first time, every time.

Brick Columns

We can work with you to design and build brick columns for your porch, driveway entrances, and patios.

Brick Inlays

If you need brick inlays for your driveway or patio, we’ve got you covered! We can also stamp cobblestone or brick into to fresh concrete.

You need the right partner to help construct your vision. Brick + Ember Outfitters offers the most aesthetically diverse and technologically superior products, design, and engineering solutions for both commercial and residential projects.

Benefits of Masonry Services

Masonry has been a top choice for builders for centuries due to its durability and longevity. Masonry also serves in the fulfillment of “green-build” initiatives for many building organizations. In addition to its durability, there are numerous benefits to masonry on or in a home:

  • Environmentally Friendly Materials: Masonry is recognized as an environmentally friendly material by the government due to the fact that it does not exhaust the use of natural resources.
  • Fire Resistant: Masonry (stone or brick) is a non-combustible material, which reduces the amount of potentially hazardous materials in or around the home, in the case of a fire.
  • Allergy, Fungus, and Mold Protection: Masonry structures are unlike wood structures that can hold moisture, creating a climate in which mold and mildew can develop.

There are many other benefits to masonry that add value to you as a homeowner.

Despite the durability and longevity of masonry, it must still be maintained and assessed for weathering or any other unforeseen structural concerns. While mold and mildew may not be problematic for masonry materials, weathering can and does take a toll on them – with the rapid freezing and thawing of water in the Indiana winters, cracking and spalling (defacement) of the brick or stone may occur. Reach out to the Brick + Ember Outfitters team if you have noticed any pieces of brick or stone on lower overhangs of your home, or even around the yard. Any cracking masonry or mortar can provide water with a means to permeate your masonry and create costly structural issues.

We Handle Any Size Project

Whether you need assistance with a large project or small upgrade, we are happy to help you build a plan to meet your specifications. You can be assured that our professionals will go above and beyond to provide you with a prompt, cost-effective, and beautiful project.

Large Projects

Our highly trained professionals are skilled and ready to help you complete your large masonry projects including driveways, paths, and fences. We’ll ensure that the work is completed on time, within budget, and with the highest quality.

Small Projects

We’ll work with you to design your new fireplace, patio, fire pit, etc. We’re happy to discuss your available options and make your next project come to life.

Brick + Ember Outfitters has installed or replaced hundreds of masonry projects in the metro Indianapolis area. We have a wealth of experience fixing problems from previous projects by other contractors. You can trust us when we say we’ve seen it all! Call us today at 317-500-1250 to get started!

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Indianapolis Masonry Services