There are so many easy do-it-yourself jobs. Washing your windows, inside and out? No problem – get out the bucket, the glass cleaner, and the paper towels. Gardening is another thing. Grab a tiller, some seeds, and a hoe and you’re ready to go. There are even some big jobs you can tackle. Painting the interior of the house is a breeze, as long as you get the right tools. You can even teach yourself to play the piano if you watch the right online videos. But there are also some things that you don’t want to do yourself. Cleaning your chimney is one of those things – you’ll definitely want to leave this job to the professionals. It’s messy and tough to get to those tight spots to get rid of all that nasty creosote. The professionals at FireSafe Chimney Service have the proper training and tools to get the job done right. Another job that you might think is a do-it-yourself job is installing your new hearth. There are a number of reasons why you’re better off leaving this job to the professionals as well.
Picking Material for your Hearth
After deciding to replace your hearth, the first thing you should do is pick out what material to use for your new hearth. Different materials can bring a different look to your room. Cost is another consideration; whether you can spend a little more or a little less, you’ll be able to find a building material that’s right for you.
So, what are some of the types of material that you can use for your hearth? If you don’t have a lot of money to spend and you have a gas or electric fireplace and are looking to change the appearance of your room, a couple of inexpensive options would be limestone or slate. Despite limited colors, they both make beautiful options for a hearth while remaining sturdy and scratch resistant. However, because both are rather soft, neither should be used with wood-fueled fires because the heat might just make these materials crack.
If you’re looking for a stronger material, you might want to go with granite or marble. Not only are these more durable, they are also available in a wider range of colors. These materials are, however, more expensive.
Get it Professionally Done
Even though this is a job that looks like you could do it yourself, there are some considerations. First, even though it seems like it would save you some money, there are tools that you should use that will make the job easier and look better, and these tools cost money. Also, remember that you will be seeing your hearth on a daily basis, and you don’t want to be looking at the little mistakes that take away from the beauty of your fireplace. Call FireSafe Chimney Service today and let us get started on updating the look of your fireplace. You’ll be happy with the look of the room and the quality of our service.