Safety Tips for your Deck’s Fireplace

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Adding a fireplace to your deck is a great way to enhance the ambiance of this sector. Integrating this feature into your deck’s design not only enhances your curb appeal but improves the overall functionality as well. However, it’s essential to ensure that your fireplace doesn’t represent a potential fire hazard.

Some great ways you can have professional Deck Builders enhance the safety of your deck when dealing with a fireplace include:

Opt for Raised Fireplaces Over Recessed Fire Pits

Positioning your fireplace against a wall or placing it elevated off the ground is a good way of preventing accidents when dealing with children. If the fireplace is placed against a wall, adding a protective grate at its face is also a good way to enhance safety.

Integrate an Inflammable Surface

It’s essential to ensure that your fireplace is based on an inflammable platform such as steel, concrete, or natural stone. This is especially important when dealing with materials that are susceptible to flames such as wood and composite decking. The platform should be widely spread to prevent any stray sparks.

Ensure Clear Lighting

The area around the fireplace should be clearly lit to ensure no accidents happen due to poor visibility. You can install a soft light directly atop the fire pit, or integrate several recessed lights on the floor surrounding the area. For affordable deck-upgrade services, call us today! Dexksos, your top rated contractor!

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