Gas vs Wood Burning Fireplaces


Gas vs Wood Burning Fireplaces

Fireplaces add value to your home as they make great focal points to any room. They also provide warmth and great ambiance. At Construction Resources, we offer a variety of different fireplaces as well as upgrades to your existing system.

Need help choosing the right fireplace for your space? We have made a list weighing the pros and cons of gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces to help you make the right choice for your home and family.

Gas Fireplace

  • Gas Fireplace

    • Advantages:

      • Convenient and easy to operate
      • Easy to maintain
      • No messy cleanup
      • Fire with a flip of a switch
      • Indoor & outdoor use


    • Disadvantages:

      • Fuel cost
      • No comforting smell of burning wood

Wood Fireplace

  • Wood Burning Fireplace¬†

    • Advantages:

      • Free or inexpensive wood for burning
      • More natural experience
      • Pleasant aroma and sounds
      • Indoor & outdoor use


    • Disadvantages:

      • Messy cleanup
      • Requires more effort for a fire
      • Fire logs need to be tended to while burning
      • Requires regular chimney maintenance


Whether you are looking for a new fireplace system or just an upgrade to your mantel or surround, Construction Resources is here to help. For more information on our products and services, head over to our fireplace section on our website.




Comments (2)

  1. You caught my attention when you said that gas fireplaces can be easily maintained and operated. My parents are planning to have a fireplace installed in their house. They said that they wanted everything to be less complicated for them since they’d like to keep themselves stress-free. I’ll share your blog with them.

  2. It’s amazing that gas fireplaces don’t make a mess, as not wood is reduced to ashes. My home is rather old, so it can get quite cold in the winter. It sounds like a gas fireplace might be a good option, but where can I learn more about them?

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