We Install Prefabricated Fireplace Systems

You love everything about your home, and you’ve finally turned it into the perfect space to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. Except there’s just one thing missing… a cozy fireplace.

Now, if the first thought that comes to your mind when we say “fireplace” is a big brick structure that takes up most of the wall, you probably think adding one to your home is far too big of a project to invest in – not to mention, expensive.

But we’ve got a simpler option – a prefabricated fireplace. Explore your options with us and, if you have any questions, please reach out at 978-552-3332 or schedule with us online. We’d love to hear from you.

What Is a Prefabricated Fireplace?

Prefabricated fireplaces, also called factory-built fireplaces, are fireplace systems that are sent directly to your home, then assembled on site by a professional chimney technician. Rather than building a fireplace brick by brick, like you would a traditional masonry setup, the parts of a prefab system are all set and ready to go upon arrival – all that’s left is the installation.

Now, keep in mind that prefabricated chimneys, because of their initial makeup and installation process, do not last as long as a masonry setup would. Brick is strong, sturdy, and known to last a lifetime, while metal components usually only last a decade or two with proper care. That said, this is often seen as a positive for those not looking to add a permanent fixture to their household.

What Are the Advantages of Prefabricated Fireplaces?

So, why do some opt for the prefab route over the masonry one?

  • They’re more flexible in terms of placement options in your home.
  • Initial installation costs are much lower.
  • They’re easier to change and modify down the line.
  • They are relatively quick to install.
  • They won’t be a permanent fixture that costs a lot to remove.
  • They are known for their high efficiency levels.
  • They’re very well insulated and offer great heat output
  • They come in a range of size and style options.

What’s the Best Chase Cover for My Prefabricated Fireplace?

If you’re familiar with chimney anatomy, then you know that every chimney should have a chimney crown at the top of it. These are concrete hats that help keep water out of the flue, as well as direct out and away from the sides of the masonry chimney.

That said, prefabricated chases are simply not designed to hold the weight of a concrete crown. Rather, they rely on metal chase covers, which serve the same purpose.

Here’s the deal, though. Most factory-built/prefab fireplaces come with a stock chase cover that simply isn’t going to offer the best results in terms of long-term protection. Yes, it will be fine for a while… but sooner, rather than later, you’re going to want to switch to a sturdier and more reliable option – ideally, a stainless steel or copper chase cover.

Here at Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep, we can get you set up right with a quality chase cover that’ll last for years to come – and we can even powdercoat it to match your home’s aesthetic. Reach out now to explore your options.

Give Us a Call

We’re here for you. Find out why we’re the go-to choice for chimney and fireplace services in the Boston area – and have been for decades.

Call 978-552-3332 or book online with us now.


Yet another option for stove or fireplace installations is to retrofit your fireplace. Our experienced techs are ready and willing to answer all your questions.