Fireplaces (a.k.a. zero clearance fireplaces) are typically installed during the construction of a new home or as part of a remodel project. As opposed to an insert, the housing (or firebox) of a fireplace is composed of an inner and outer metal shell. The term “zero clearance” refers to the fact that the framing (studs and subfloor) can come directly in contact with the firebox; no clearance is required, allowing lots of installation flexibility. A fireplace is the heart of the home as well as the focal point of a living room. If all you have is a blank wall, that is a blank canvas to us! Whether you desire something modern or traditional, ‘just for looks’ or for serious heat, Rochester Fireplace has it covered. Visit our showroom and let one of our specialists design you the perfect fireplace!
EPA-CERTIFIED FIREPLACES – According to the 2015 NSPS (New Source Performance Standard), each wood heater manufactured, imported into the United States, and/or sold at retail on or after May 15, 2015 must be certified to not discharge into the atmosphere any gases that contain particulate matter in excess of a weighted average of 4.5 g/hr. Models with particulate matter emissions greater than 4.5 g/hr, that were manufactured before May 15, 2015, may be imported into the United States and/or sold at retail through December 31, 2015.
NON-EPA CERTIFIED FIREPLACES – Open Hearth or traditional, masonry style fireplaces provide grand views of a roaring wood-burning fire. Since these are an “open” burning fireplace (no sealed door with gasket like EPA rated fireplaces), you will be able to enjoy the crackle and pop of a real wood fire, in the comfort of your home.