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Frequently Asked Questions about Fireplaces

Q: What are your Waukesha fireplace store hours?


Badgerland Fireplace Inc. is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm. We are closed on Sundays. You can contact us through our online contact form or call us at 262-796-9999. We look forward to welcoming every guest to our showroom!

Q: Do your Milwaukee fireplace installation experts service all the products you sell?


Yes! Badgerland Fireplace Inc. provides quality fireplace design, installation and service in Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding areas. We specialize in Heatilator and Heat & Glo gas fireplaces. You can see some of the fireplaces we have installed for satisfied customers in our fireplace idea gallery.

Q: What areas does your Waukesha fireplace company service?


We provide professional fireplace installation services throughout most of southeast Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Pewaukee, Greenfield, West Allis, Wauwatosa, New Berlin and surrounding areas. If you're anywhere in southeast Wisconsin, chances are you're in our service area. If you're not sure if you're in an area we service, give us a call at 262-796-9999. For larger jobs, we will occasionally work outside of our regular service area.

Q: Wood fireplaces: What are the advantages and disadvantages?


The first advantage of a wood fireplace is, of course, the realism. A fire in a natural wood fireplace is going to be visually unique, and last for several hours. It will also have that characteristic smell of a fireplace.

On the downside, however, you need dry, seasoned wood for a good fire. Firewood can take up a lot of space, and unless you chop trees and split the wood yourself, you have to buy the firewood. (And, of course, store the firewood.) Then, when the fire is out, you have to clean out the ashes, along with any bark or splinters that may have fallen off around your hearth. You also need to have your chimney cleaned every year to prevent the buildup of creosote in the flue, which can ignite and lead to a house fire. There is also reason to be concerned about the smoke produced by a fire in your home triggering asthma attacks, allergies and respiratory problems.

Although in times past the fireplace was the central source of heat for a home, they are notorious heat thieves. According to the EPA, 90% of the heat generated by a fire goes up the chimney, along with some of the heated air in your home. And keep in mind that you cannot just put a wood fire out with the push of a button when you are ready to leave or go to bed. You have to make sure the fire is safely out before turning in for the night or heading out.

Q: Gas fireplaces: What are the advantages and disadvantages?


Gas fireplaces offer convenience and control you cannot get with wood fireplaces. You can ignite and turn off your gas fireplace with the simple push of a button, and many units even offer thermostatic control to keep the room at a comfortable temperature. Modern gas fireplace technologies are very safe and have been perfected to look and feel very realistic. Gas fireplaces are ideal if you are going to be using your fireplace for shorter periods of time or you just want to have more control. You will not get the complete realism and experience of a wood fire, but for many people the convenience, control and safety of a gas fireplace far outweighs the realism of a wood-burning fireplace.

Q: Can we convert our wood fireplace to a gas fireplace?


Yes. You can have your wood fireplace converted to allow for gas logs, or you can get a gas fireplace insert and have our professional fireplace installers install it for you. Besides being more energy efficient and cost effective than wood burning fireplaces, a gas insert affords you the convenience of enjoying a fire whenever you want--even if it's only for 15 minutes at a time.

Contact Badgerland Fireplace Inc. today to learn more about the best fireplace conversion options for you.

Q: How many years does a fireplace last?


The lifespan of a fireplace can vary depending on factors like maintenance and usage, but with proper care, a well-maintained fireplace can last for decades.

Q: Is it worth fixing an old fireplace?


Whether it's worth fixing an old fireplace depends on the extent of the issues. In many cases, repairing an old fireplace can be a cost-effective solution compared to replacement, especially if it has sentimental or historical value.

Q: What makes a fireplace unusable?


A fireplace can become unusable due to various issues such as extensive damage, chimney deterioration, or safety concerns. Signs like cracks in the firebox, damaged flue, or significant wear may render it unsafe for use.

Q: How can I update my old fireplace?


To update an old fireplace, consider options like installing a new mantel, painting the brick or surround, adding a stylish fireplace screen, or upgrading the hearth. These simple changes can enhance aesthetics without a complete overhaul.




Waukesha Fireplace Installation Experts Answer Commonly Asked Questions

Choosing the perfect fireplace can be difficult. Especially with so many things to consider when making your decision. Our fireplace experts at Badgerland Fireplace Inc. are here to help you make an educated choice for your new fireplace. On this page, we've answered some of the most common questions we get. If you have a question you don't see answered here, or would just like more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 262-796-9999. Our friendly staff will be happy to help in any way we can.

Contact Badgerland Fireplace today for more information about fireplace installation services in Milwaukee, Waukesha and surrounding Wisconsin areas.

Badgerland Fireplace Inc. provides the best fireplace installation, repair and maintenance services for homes and businesses in Southeastern Wisconsin including: Brookfield, Delafield, WaukeshaMilwaukee, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, Muskego, MukwonagoFranklin, Menomonee Falls, Oconomowoc, Elm Grove, Brown DeerWest Allis, Pewaukee, Glendale, Greendale, Fox Point, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Cudahy, River Hills, Saint Francis, Hales Corners, Sussex, Hartland, Big Bend, Eagle, and Butler.