Summertime is so much fun! There are so many great activities that you can participate in when you’re living in Colorado. You can hike in the mountains or wander around the Garden of the Gods. Needless to say, it’s easy to find something to do. At the end of the day, all you want to do is come home and relax. What better way to relax than to light a fire in a beautiful backyard fireplace? Just sitting in a lawn chair watching the flames crackle and pop are the perfect way to wind down after a busy day. Wouldn’t it be great to upgrade the value of your backyard by adding an outdoor fireplace?

Building a Fireplace

There are many do-it-yourself websites out there that will show you step by step how to go about putting in an outdoor fireplace. There are many steps to follow. Finding the right spot to choosing the right materials to choosing the manner of fuel you’re going to use. However, when it comes right down to it, who really has the time for all that? Beyond the time and labor involved is the responsibility of knowing that you have created something. Not only that, but something that is safe and efficient for the family to use. Sounds like a lot of work and worry! There are some things that are just better left to a professional. Building your outdoor fireplace definitely seems like one of those things.

When you think about having an outdoor fireplace, you probably instantly think of a wood fire. Having said that, there are other ways to go about getting the pleasure of sitting around a fire. For ease and convenience, you may want to consider using propane or natural gas as an option for your outdoor fireplace. There are pros and cons to each. Propane will come in a tank, which means your fireplace can more easily be moved. On the other hand, natural gas will be directly hooked up to your gas line. This means, although more convenient, you won’t be moving your fireplace anytime soon! Also, propane is more efficient, but natural gas is less expensive.

What Happens Next?

After considering fuel source, you may want to start thinking about location and size of the area where you are considering building. Both of these factors will directly affect how big of a fireplace you decide to build. If you have a large backyard, you may want to consider building a bigger fireplace. Even if it’s just for aesthetic purposes. You’ll also want to find an area where your yard is relatively flat. This is not just for the placement of the fireplace, but also for placement of seating for your guests.

Get Professional Help

When you want the job done right, you’ll want to call in people with experience and technical knowledge. Just like the professionals at Chimney Doctors of Colorado! They are NFI and CSIA certified and can not only expertly install your backyard fireplace, but can give great advice on which fireplace best suits your needs.