Learn More About the Structure of a Fireplace

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The fireplace has occupied a necessary and respected place in the home for generations. These days, fireplaces may not be not quite so necessary but they have become a little bit more complicated. Here are the most relevant parts:

  • Firebox – This is the part of the fireplace that actually protects you form the fire. Usually encased in a separate, aesthetically pleasing front, the firebox contains the fire in a safe and controllable manner.
  • Hearth – Underlaying the firebox and extending into the room, the hearth is also somewhat protective as it catches most of the sparks and embers that emanate from the fire. It’s also a great place to add a little personal flair to the fireplace.
  • Mantel - Situated just above the fireplace, this accessory is where most people focus their aesthetic inclinations. As the fireplace is of great visual interest, the mantel is a great place to display particular items of interest.

For more information on fireplaces in general and gas fireplaces in particular, please visit us at Valor Fireplaces. We can be found online at ValorFireplaces.com or reached directly at 877-253-9485.

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