The refractory panels in your firebox are incredibly important — not just to the fireplace’s appearance, but also to its safety and function. The panels are designed to radiate the heat of the fire back into the fire and the room and to protect against heat transfer to nearby walls and framing. The result: more complete combustion, less creosote and smoke production, and a warmer, cozier, and safer home.
As you can imagine, refractory panels are made to stand strong, fire after fire, but this doesn’t mean they’re impervious to damage. These important panels can crack and deteriorate like anything else, but when they do, repairs should be taken care of ASAP. Why? Think about what your firebox is responsible for holding and containing: fire. If cracks are present in the panel walls of the firebox, or if the panels have deteriorated and worn thin, they won’t do a very good job of containing that fire. In fact, heat and even stray sparks and hot ash could transfer to nearby walls and framing through cracked and thinning panels. So yes, cracked and worn refractory panels are unattractive, but they could also be dangerous.
If you live in the Pensacola area and you’ve noticed damage to your refractory panels, put your mind at ease — Sootmaster can take care of it for you. We replace refractory panels and offer our customers a variety of styles and colors, so no matter what your style or aesthetic, we’re confident we have something that suits you.
So take a look are the cracks in your firebox as thick as a dime? Has more than 1/4” of the panel’s surface deteriorated and fallen away? If so, give Sootaway a call today at 1-800-724-50210. We’ll send an experienced professional out to your home to talk with you about your options. Whatever style or color you choose, you can count on Sootaway to quickly replace the damaged refractory panels, mess-free and stress-free, and provide a professional and prompt installation.
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