Outdoor Fireplace

Posted Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Putting in an outdoor fireplace.

Summer is here! You’re spending more time outdoors, basking in the sun but when the sun goes down does the party end? Are you. You are ready to upgrade your backyard or patio with an outdoor fireplace! Not only do you add value to your home, but you create another gathering location and a visual upgrade to your outdoor space.

If you are planning on building a backyard fireplace, here are a few things to consider before getting started.


Maybe, you have the perfect spot picked out or a completely clean slate, the location of your new outside hang out should be well thought out to allow space for seating, safety, and the elements. We have installed fireplaces just about anywhere, it’s important to have professional help with design to make sure you get the best layout possible. Picking a location that is safe from hazards for people walking or sitting near it, as well as trees close by or hanging above should be noted because you don’t want to have anyone injured or start a fire in your yard. Wind gusts can make an evening around your new fireplace a disaster. You may want to consider tall hedges or fences installed to help block the wind.


Cressy Door and Fireplace is your trusted resource for all information related to Seattle area fireplace sales, installation, and service of your fireplace. Whether you are replacing an old wood-burning fireplace or installing multiple fireplaces at a new construction residential property, the team of local Puget Sound and Seattle fireplace sales and installation experts at Cressy Door and Fireplace are at your service. We have a wide selection of Seattle’s best wood-burning, electric, and gas fireplaces. Choose from the Best Brands in the industry including Astria, Regency, IronStrike, Monessen, Town & Country, Montigo, RH Peterson, Heat-N-Glo, and Amanti.

Wood-burning vs Gas

There are many things to consider when choosing a type of fireplace for your new outdoor space. Outdoor wood-burning fireplaces can be more affordable, have faster installation time adds to the aesthetics of your home, and have a real campout-like experience. Alternately, wood-burning is not clean, fires can start and spread easier, they can be harder to light and keep lit which also requires a lot of clean-up, and you will need to provide a place to store your wood.  Outdoor gas fireplaces are clean burning and more environmentally friendly, quick and easy to light and burn continuously and have fewer fire hazards. The cons of a gas fireplace are it takes a lot more time, effort, and cost to install, they tend to be more expensive and there is always danger with gas lines. No matter which you choose, Cressy is there for your design, installation, and maintenance.


When it gets down to the nitty-gritty, it’s all about your budget. The total cost depends on the overall design, type of fireplace, where you choose to install, and the materials you use. Cressy Fireplace is ready to design a perfect fireplace to your specification so you get exactly what you want.


It is important to think ahead about safety procedures and what you should do if an emergency was to occur. Be sure to keep flammable seating a safe distance away from your fire, add pavers to prevent grass fires, and keep a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency.

Cressy Door and Fireplace of Seattle is ready to get to work. Contact us today!