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Types and Styles
Each type of wood-burning fireplace has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the one that’s right for you will depend on your preferences, budget, and the layout of your home. Here are some of the different types of wood-burning fireplaces.
Masonry fireplaces are the most traditional type of wood-burning fireplace, made of bricks or stone and built on-site by a professional.
Prefabricated fireplaces, or “prefabs”, are made out of metal and manufactured off-site and installed in your home.
A fireplace insert is a type of wood-burning stove designed to fit inside an existing masonry or prefab fireplace.
Before disposing of fireplace ash, first allow the ashes to cool completely. Then dispose of them in the trash, in your garden, or compost bin. However, there are other creative ways to use the ash such as pest control or as an alternative to salt to de-ice your walkway.Read Full Answer