Many areas of a home require insulation—from the attic to the walls on the first story. But fireplaces can also be insulated. Oftentimes, in fact, insulation companies do this as part of a new construction project. Fireplaces that are properly insulated around the chase (at installation, during construction) can perform reliably for a long time and are less likely to cause drafts.
How to Insulate a Gas Fireplace
Wondering if you can insulate your gas fireplace? Yes, you can. Fireplace insulation is generally installed during home new construction.
As we mentioned, the chase is important. A structure that houses the fireplace, the chase can (and often is) insulated. A reverse or interior chase is installed in the living space, which is the case for many fireplaces in homes here in Texas and across the country. Built according to careful specifications, a mini chase can also be added to the exterior of the home.
Although it usually doesn’t get too cold here in Texas, nights can be on the chillier side. Plus, nobody likes drafts in their home. If cool air seems to be coming into your house through the fireplace, you might want to install a chase around the chimney on your roof or check the insulation in the existing chase. The experienced team at Hinkle know the ins and outs of new construction insulation—such as never insulating too close to chimneys or in the walls surrounding the firebox.
A Variety of Insulation Materials for Austin, TX Homes
Hinkle Insulation & Drywall installs attic and wall insulation and uses a wide range of materials to meet every need, including:
- Spray foam
- Rigid foam
- Vinyl insulation
During residential new construction, our team can both install fireplaces and insulate them. We install:
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