The age old question, when's the best time to have a fireplace installation booked for your home? We've all been there before, wondering when might be ideal. Trying to decide if you should put it off until next week, or even next month. Well, you probably guessed, since we're talking about this now, that the fall season (A.K.A RIGHT NOW) is the best time to book a fireplace installation.
There's a few reasons for this: the first is obviously the seasonality of it. We get it, summer time is hot; you're out enjoying your barbecue and patio furniture on endless amounts of sunny days. Nobody wants to think about keeping warm in the winter just yet. The only thing is, come those frosty Canadian winters, you don't want to be cutting a hole into your house and letting in a very cold draft during the installation. Hence, the fall is the perfect time. Most days you have your windows open and you're enjoying the nice breeze anyways, so having an installation happening doesn't have you bundling up in the meantime.
Secondly, we always recommend getting booked for an installation early because we get busy, and we mean really busy. The type of busy that's like see you in a month or two for your install, busy. Once the cold weather hits, everyone and their best friend wants a new install, so we get booked up very quickly. Trust us, it's not that we don't want to get you in sooner, there's just only so many hours in a day. So, we always recommend stopping in to beat the rush and get booked in early.
Now, if you're unfamiliar with, or curious about what goes on during a fireplace installation, take a look at this installation of a gas insert by our in house, licensed gas fitters.
As you can see, when you're installing a fireplace, there's a fair amount of construction going on, so it's best to get it taken care of before there's some snow or ice on the ground. Although it takes just one day for our experts to complete a full fireplace replacement or installation, it'll be a reeaalllyy chilly day for your home if you procrastinate into the colder months.
If you're just starting your journey into looking for a new fireplace, you can take a look at why we think we're the best place for a fireplace installation HERE. Be it wood to gas conversion, new construction, outdoor fireplace, or even an electric fireplace, we've got you covered. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to design your very own fireplace, you can check out our Valor design center here.
Looking into a fireplace installation is a pretty big step as well. We get a lot of people phoning in or sending an email asking, "How much does a fireplace cost?" To be real with you, there's a ton of variables that can impact the pricing. Things such as engine, trim, media, accessories, and gas lines can change the price pretty quickly.
We usually recommend stopping by and visiting any of our 5 locations across Canada to talk to an expert. We have two locations in Alberta with our Calgary North and Calgary South locations, as well as 3 across the GTA: Burlington, Oakville & Etobicoke, Ontario.
Be sure to bring the dimensions of the area you're working with. If you're looking to install a gas insert into an existing masonry fireplace, be sure to bring your fireplace dimensions as well, and maybe a photo! Most importantly, be sure to pack your imagination to design something truly your own!