Bringing a fireplace, wood-burning stove, or backyard fire pit to your home is one of life's richest pleasures. Perhaps it's primordial, but the soothing warmth of a flickering flame has been the focal point of dwellings since we were able to corral fire. The technology has changed a bit since the beginning, but bringing the family together around a fire hasn't. Allow Alpine Contracting to set the centerpiece of your most cherished memories.
In today's modern home, a fire feature is all about establishing style and character. These indulgences serve a functional purpose – providing additional warmth, or even relied upon as a backup heating source – but, their primary function is that of a work of art. Fireplaces create an atmosphere to be consumed, comfort absorbed by your marrow and eyes. They're prominence is to be admired. And often times, the addition of a fireplace ties the entire home together. We understand this, and craft each fire feature to boldly accentuate your personal taste.
The vast majority of fireplaces that we install are gas. There’s lots of great reasons; namely they require little maintenance and they’re affordable to purchase and operate. Gas fireplaces can be installed virtually anywhere with both vented and ventless options, or retrofitted into wood-burning fireplaces to take advantage of existing chimneys. Gas fireplaces are also environmentally friendly, something to consider on poor air quality days or in areas that restrict wood-burning.
There's really no limits to where you can install a fireplace. Simply choose the locations that best suit your lifestyle, where your family tends to congregate, and where you choose to relax.
Our skilled craftsmen will work with you each step of the way. Once we've earnestly listened to your ideas and needs, together developing a design you'll be proud of, we will pull a permit and schedule the delivery of materials. Throughout the entire process, you'll be in constant communication with your Project Manager. They will inform you of each phase of construction, including delivery times and work schedules. We take the time to listen to your needs, doing as much as we can to limit the disruption of your daily life. Our goal is to complete your fireplace without it appearing as an afterthought – rather, your family's centerpiece.
Call us today or fill out our online form to speak to one of our team members about adding a custom fire feature to your home.
Pellet stoves have risen in popularity in recent years due to their ease of use and green-burning renewable resources. Pellet stoves are highly efficient at producing heat, don’t require chopping or storing wood, produce low emissions with catalytic converter models, and burn renewable wood by-products. In this article we’ll explain how pellet stoves operate, some of the advantages and disadvantages, along with some insight to help you determine if this type of fireplace is a good choice for your home.
Modern gas fireplaces have become a standard in Colorado homes. They’re affordable, efficient, cleaner burning, offer almost no maintenance, and can be installed almost anywhere. With their widespread appeal, an entire market has opened up to gas fireplace accessories. These accessories allow you to customize the look and performance of your gas fireplace, virtually replicating traditional wood or going with something completely science fiction and artistic. Also, don’t forget about convenience and ease of use.
All wood-burning heat sources are not the same. Likewise, all wood-burning stoves are not the same. Your grandpa’s chuckwagon cast iron stove and traditional open-faced wood-burning fireplaces are becoming rare in modern Colorado homes. There are many reasons for this – inefficiency, pollution, maintenance, fire danger – but for those seeking the comforting crackle of a woodfire, consider a modern wood-burning stove.
As with almost all designs, compromise becomes an item’s central feature. In order to excel in one area, another must be sacrificed. This is also true of gas fireplaces, but the overwhelming convenience these fireplaces offer may lessen the nostalgia associated with woodsmoke. While we’re fond of other types of fireplaces in certain situations, in this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of going with gas.