As an environmentally conscious homeowner, you may be considering a gas fireplace or other measures to reduce the pollutants produced by wintertime burning. A home sided with TruLog™ steel log siding is a great accompaniment to a low-impact fireplace. There are several features of our steel log siding product that are earth-friendly. To learn more, please give us a call at 970-646-4490.
Benefits of Gas Fireplaces vs. Wood Fireplaces
You could consider a gas fireplace “cleaner” than a wood-burning fireplace. Fireplaces utilizing natural gas or propane have the following advantages:
- Less soot
- Reduced air pollution
- Ignites with the push of a button
- Requires no care or tending to keep the flames going
- No cleanup
- No ashes
- No smoke or smoky smell
- Certain types produce more heat than wood-burning fireplaces
Of course, wood-burning fireplaces remain a staple of wintertime warmth and ambiance. It’s hard to beat the woodsy smell, crackle and authenticity you get with real logs. Nonetheless, many homeowners are interested in an easier, hassle-free gas fireplace these days. And that’s not an altogether bad idea as far as your health and the environment is concerned: Research has shown that wood-burning can be hard on your lungs and heart, and that the emissions of a fireplace release fine particulate matter into the air. On particularly smoggy days, there may be a fire ban in your area to keep this particulate matter to a minimum. These particles pose a health hazard when the levels in a city are high.
Today’s gas fireplaces have healthy, tall flames and glow just like real logs. You have the option of an insert or built-in units, both of which put off a lot of heat. A third option is a log set, which is mostly for ambiance and looks, and does not put off significant warmth.
The actual log alternatives themselves come in a variety of styles. You can choose from glass, stones, coal and other designs, in addition to traditional faux logs.
Combining Your TruLog™ Log Home with a Rustic Fireplace
For the homeowner interested in the hassle-free, earth-friendly nature of gas fireplaces, TruLog™ steel log siding can be a great option. Consider some of these benefits:
- Increases the energy efficiency of your walls
- Fully recyclable steel
- American manufactured
- Insulating foam backer
- Can last for decades without needing to be replaced
We believe you should have the home of your dreams. Whether you choose a gas or wood fireplace, TruLog™ steel log siding makes it possible to have a cozy, log-style cabin without the hassle of log maintenance.
Are you ready to side your home with a durable, maintenance-free siding option that looks just like real logs? To get a free quote from the Loveland, CO team at TruLog™, please call 970-646-4490.