Doors - Masonry & Prefab
What type of fireplace do you have?
Fireplaces can be either masonry fireplaces or factory-built fireplaces (also called prefabricated or “prefabs.) A masonry fireplace is almost always built of bricks. There are some specialty types that are more exotic and use refractory materials, but 99.9% of them are made with bricks.
A factory-built (prefab) fireplace is a metal box with refractory bricks inside manufactured to be framed into a house, without masonry. Sometimes they are gas fireplaces, but they are often for burning wood. These are perfectly safe when installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.