A Working Fireplace Can Increase the Value of Your Home
Your fireplace can provide multiple benefits in the sale of your home but not if it is out of operation. Chimney repairs such as masonry rebuilds and flue liner replacement are tackled daily by professional chimney technicians. No need to miss out on the following ways the value of your home can increase with a well-maintained, functioning, and beautiful fireplace.
A Home Potentially in Demand
Fireplaces provide a pleasant ambiance and evoke warm thoughts and feelings in the countless homebuyers looking for a home with a working fireplace. Sometimes the appearance of a fireplace doesn’t work. So, a working appliance is not all about fixing a fireplace in disrepair. The vintage look does not have eye appeal on every kind of fireplace. For instance, an outdated brick design can be whitewashed to improve the its aesthetic.
An Impressive ROI
The National Association of Real Estate Appraisers says the resale value of your home can increase because of a fireplace by anywhere from 6% to 12%. In the sale of their home, it is normal for homeowners to recover 100% of the costs associated with fixing or adding a fireplace.
Install a Gas Fireplace
Modern gas fireplaces have tremendous appeal to consumers. Gas fireplaces are safe, convenient, and highly efficient. The linear models add an entirely new dimension to the appeal of fireplaces in the home. If you choose a direct-vent gas fireplace, homebuyers are likely to be drawn to its benefits, which include:
A chimney is not necessary with a direct-vent fireplace. Combustion gases are pulled away from the home interior via a unique venting system that also pulls in outdoor air to feed combustion. Direct venting can be installed through a nearby exterior wall. In homes where a gas fireplace was desired but seemed impractical, direct venting makes an investment in a home fireplace possible.
Homebuyers often look for a home with cost-cutting features. Direct-vent fireplaces are highly efficient, sending virtually 100% of the heat from fires into the home.
None of the dangerous combustion fumes produced by fires get into the home when you are using a direct-vent fireplace. All aspects of venting are exchanged strictly between the appliance and the out-of-doors. Utility costs can be significantly cut by supplementing heating with a direct-vent fireplace.
Common Fireplace Problems
When maintenance for chimneys and fireplace is neglected, the costs for repair climb. Especially if you are planning to sell your home, it pays to invest in the continued operation of your fireplace. If you have a leaky chimney or need chimney cap installation, damper replacement, or any other type of fireplace or chimney repair, contact the experts at Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney.
Invest in a New Fireplace
Your investment in a wood or gas fireplace now can bring you a nice return on investment in the future. Do not delay contacting Felgemacher Fireplace Shop, which is in Cheektowaga, NY at 2727 Broadway Suite 5. Visit or call us today at (716) 482-1820. To get your fireplace back in good condition, call Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney at (716) 907-4914.