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Why People Love Gas Logs

Gas fireplaces have outpaced traditional wood-burning fireplaces as a home amenity. In fact, many homeowners are augmenting their hearths, and their homes, with gas logs. Here’s why so many people are loving gas logs.


Why People Love Gas Logs - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & HomeGas logs have become a convenient alternative to traditional wood fires. With gas logs, you press a button or flip a switch, and you are instantly enjoying a roaring fire. Some gas logs can even be programmed to help maintain a certain temperature within a home. Gas logs create a warm, glowing hearth without the work required to build and maintain a wood fire.


Gas log technology has come a long way. The newest generation of gas logs have an incredibly realistic look, making them difficult to distinguish from a wood-burning fire. Ceramic gas logs are cast with axe marks, forks, and knot holes. They also come in several different varieties of wood, so you can get the exact look you desire.

Ease of Installation

Gas logs can quickly upgrade any hearth. One reason gas logs have become a popular option for homeowners is because they are so easy to install. Nearly any existing hearth space or room can be outfitted with a set of gas logs; all it takes is a working gas line and, potentially, a chimney.


Gas logs are an incredibly versatile hearth appliance. Of course, they can be retrofitted into nearly any existing hearth space. But gas logs also can be fitted into nearly any room in your home. Gas logs require little space, so they can be build into nearly any room. Gas logs also come in vented or vent-free varieties. That means you can install a fireplace in nearly any room in your home, even rooms that can’t be equipped with chimneys or that allow for little clearance.


As far as fireplaces go, gas fireplaces, including gas logs, are as efficient as you can get. All gas logs create little to no particulate matter, which means gas logs won’t pollute the air in your home or your neighborhood. They also burn little fuel, which make them a cheap and efficient heating option.


Gas logs are also affordable! Fireplaces are a desirable addition to any home, but installing a brand-new fireplace, complete with a hearth and a chimney, can be costly. Gas logs provide a cost-effective way to upgrade your existing hearth or install a new fireplace in your home.

If you are ready to upgrade your home with gas logs — whether it’s overhauling an existing fireplace or installing a new fireplace — stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s four showrooms. You will be able to see the different types of gas logs available and talk to one of our hearth experts about having gas logs installed in your home. With some help from FireSide Hearth & Home, you can be enjoying your gas logs this fall!

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Start Your Fireplace Project Now!

Summer’s here, and your hearth might be far from your mind, but summer is the perfect time to start your fireplace project! When you start your fireplace project in the summer, your hearth will be ready to enjoy when temperatures drop in the fall. You will still have plenty of time to enjoy outdoor fires in the fall. In addition, warm, dry summer days provide the perfect environment for building or renovating with masonry products. We can also work on your rooftop or perform any work that might involve opening up the walls or roof in your home.

If your home is in need of a new fireplace, FireSide Hearth & Home offers any of the products and installations you could want. FireSide Hearth & Home can help you:

Install a New Fireplace

Start Your Fireplace Project Now - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & HomeHave you always wanted a fireplace? Whether you’re searching for a source of supplemental heat or just looking to add ambiance to your home, FireSide Hearth & Home has the fireplace for you. We offer a variety of fireplaces such as prefabricated, traditional wood-burning, gas, and electric models. We have something to fit your home’s style and your home-heating needs!

Upgrade Your Hearth

Do you have a fireplace in place that’s inefficient or unattractive? A new fireplace inserts can instantly upgrade your hearth! We have fireplace inserts in all fuel types. Next fall, you could be enjoying a beautiful and efficient fireplace in your existing hearth space.

Create a Convenient Source of Fire

If you love the traditional look and warm glow of your open-hearth fireplace but hate the work of building a fire, FireSide Hearth & Home can help you get more use out of your hearth. Add a set of gas logs to your open-hearth fireplace and you will be able to enjoy a roaring fire with the push of a button!

Add Supplemental Heat

A heating stove can help you lower your home-heating bills by focusing heat on the areas of your home you use the most. FireSide Hearth & Home carries a lineup of efficient heating stoves in all fuel types and styles. Our hearth experts can help you select the right supplemental heating source for your home.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

Have you ventured outdoors this summer to find that your outdoor space is missing something? An outdoor hearth can add ambiance and function to your outdoor living space. A firepit or outdoor fireplace gives your friends and family a comfortable place to gather and provides a source of light for nighttime gatherings. It can also heat up your outdoor living space so you can enjoy your patio when outdoor temperatures otherwise would have driven you indoors.

Don’t wait to get your fireplace project started! Whether indoors or outdoors, FireSide Hearth & Home can help you create a beautiful new hearth or rejuvenate an existing hearth. Stop by one of our four showrooms today to have one of our hearth experts help you get started.