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Should I Invest in a Freestanding Fireplace?

There is no doubt that having a fireplace brings an instant feeling of warmth and coziness to your home.  Who doesn’t enjoy sitting by a warm crackling fire, while reading a book and sipping hot chocolate?  Unfortunately, for those of us who do not already have a built-in fireplace, it can be quite expensive to … Continue reading “Should I Invest in a Freestanding Fireplace?”

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Why is My Chimney Leaking?

Signs of fall are definitely upon us, here, in Pittsburgh—leaves of many colors, cooler days and colder nights and the distinct smells of working fireplaces. Synonymous with fall weather, fireplaces offer warmth, coziness, and relaxation as we spend more time inside. In order to enjoy the benefits this winter, be sure to regularly inspect and … Continue reading “Why is My Chimney Leaking?”

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Fireplace Safety and Smoke Alarms

The beauty that goes with the warmth and glow of fireplaces cannot be denied.  But what also can’t be denied are fire safety practices.  In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12, 2019), Ed’s Woodshed is sharing tips for you and your family to safely enjoy your Pittsburgh fireplaces.

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Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace Insert

Do you enjoy the crackling sounds of wood burning in your fireplace and the glow cast on your family room by the firelight? At the same time, are you constantly tending to your fireplace to keep the fire lit and your space warm? If so, then it’s time to upgrade to a fireplace insert.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Entertaining Space

Do you have an outdoor space that you’d love to turn into the best entertainment spot in your house? There’s still lots of time this summer to make some impressive improvements and additions to your outside entertaining space and create a fun and relaxing atmosphere where everyone wants to be. Here are 5 of the … Continue reading “5 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Entertaining Space”

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Wood Stove vs. Wood Burning Fireplace

If you’re thinking about adding a wood burning stove or fireplace to your Pittsburgh home, there are many points to consider. Both heat sources have their advantages and disadvantages when compared to one another, so it’s important to consider your design taste, lifestyle, and intentions for use as you contemplate which one is right for … Continue reading “Wood Stove vs. Wood Burning Fireplace”

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How Do Electric Fireplaces Make Flames?

You may be considering adding a fireplace to your home for extra warmth and ambiance in the cool of fall and the dredges of winter; however, you might not want the extra work of fueling a fire with wood or cleaning up the mess that a real fire makes. So what should you do?

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Why Summer is the Best Time to Install a Fireplace

With temperatures rising and summer weather on the horizon, it might be difficult to think about preparing your home for the coming winter, but there are several advantages to planning and scheduling a  wood or gas fireplace installation during the summer months:

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Fireplace Safety Tips for Apartments

Safely using your old or new fireplace in your Pittsburgh apartment. Pittsburgh has a huge selection of older homes transformed into apartment dwellings. Grand Victorians, two-story American Foursquares and row houses dominate many of the city and suburban neighborhoods, where single-family homes now meet multi-unit rentals. Many of the charming buildings still include beautiful, working … Continue reading “Fireplace Safety Tips for Apartments”

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Setting Up Your New Fireplace

Pittsburgh Fireplace Installation User’s Guide Congratulations! Your new gas fireplace installation is complete. Time to invite the family over and dazzle them with this beautiful addition to your home, right? Not quite. Much like your outdoor grill and kitchen oven, your fireplace is made with various paints and oils that need to bake off or … Continue reading “Setting Up Your New Fireplace”

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