From colonial times to now, fireplaces have been an important part of the American household. Offering more than heat and warmth, fireplaces are a traditional centerpiece of American history; the place where people gather to talk, eat, and share the great memories of life. While fireplaces hold practical worth, they also have a fundamental value that cannot be overlooked.
A 2013 study by the National Association of Realtors found that “fireplaces were most common in higher-priced homes, homes in resort or recreation areas, and in detached single-family homes.”
No less important, fireplaces are desirable and add value to homes. The NAR study also showed that 40% of all home-buyers were willing to pay more for a home with one or more fireplaces. In fact, 57% of the homes sold in the South actually had one or more fireplaces.
Additionally, a 2016 study by the National Association of Home Builders found that gas fireplaces were regarded as essential or desirable by 52% of all home buyers while wood stoves were considered essential or desirable by 49%.
These studies show one important reality: adding a fireplace to your home is invaluable. So are you looking to install a chimney in your home? Call us today for your free, over the phone consultation! We look forward to helping you!
We are an Allstar Chimney Academy (ACA) chimney cleaning and repair company and also a member of the Professional Chimney Guild of America (PCGA). We can handle any problem from the simple chimney and fireplace cleaning to the more extensive fireplace and chimney repairs. The Fireplace Doctor also specializes in fireplace and chimney inspections as well as chimney damper repair and installation. We can also handle all of your dryer ventilation needs, along with creosote removal.
Our qualified staff will speak with you in a clear manner that you can understand. The technicians are experienced, and they don’t have to come back to the office for a review. Anything we do is discussed with and approved by you, our valued customer. We always have fully stocked trucks and vans, and in many cases, can provide same-day service.
Our chimney contractors strive to get the job done right the first time, as we value our reputation as leaders in our industry. We are trained to provide humane animal removal. We can handle raccoons, birds, squirrels, and more. Our staff can repair chimney caps and dampers and solve your chimney odor problems. We service prefabricated, metal, and masonry chimneys, along with wood and prefab fireplaces. We can also handle all types of fireplace inserts and stoves.
So if you have any fireplace, chimney, hearth, or dryer ventilation needs, please feel free to call us here at The Fireplace Doctor, where quality and service go hand in hand.