Types of Fire Pits for Your Home

If you have been looking at fire pits, you may have noticed that there are quite a few different types of these structures. It really is possible to find any kind of fire pit from those that are standard to those that are entirely unique. To help you narrow down the selection, here are some of the most popular types of fire pits, and whether or not they will work for you.

Wood Burning Fire Pits: if you’re in search of all the comfort of a good old campground fire without camping, a wood burning fire pit is what you want. You will get the smell of wood burning, that crackling noise that wood makes when it does burn, and those amazing flames that will prompt you to break out the marshmallows. Outdoor wood burning fire pits are also a great way to add a fun element to your backyard. We love these fire pits!

Gas or Propane Fire Pits: these types of fire pits are kind of like a gas or propane grill. You will need to purchase the fuel to go along with this type of fire pit, though, so keep that in mind if you are trying to keep costs down. The other downside to a gas pit is that you won’t get that wood smell, but that’s entirely a personal preference.

Material Types

There are as many materials that create great fire pits as there are fire pit options. Here are some of the more popular choices.

Stone: stone fire pits look really great, but stone is heavy to move around. So, only choose stone if you know where you will put your fire pit, and if you don’t plan to move it around often.

Tile: we love the look of tile fire pits as much as stone, but tile is also a rather permanent material to use unless it is placed on the side of a metal fire pit.

Metals: you can choose stainless steel or copper fire pits too. Stainless fire pits are a good idea, since this material is rust and weather resistant. Copper looks amazing as well, and it’s also fairly resistant to various types of weather and temperature.

Brick: in most cases, brick fire pits are custom made. As with stone, brick is heavy to move, so it’s best to build a brick fire pit into a permanent place. Brick does look really nice though, so it’s a good option to consider if you want something that adds to the overall decor of your backyard, and you don’t mind the fact that you can’t move a built-in brick structure.

Why You Should Hire Us to Put In Your Fire Pit

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Custom fire pit completed by Mill Brothers

Fire pits are great, and we think you should have one if you want one! But, we also want to caution you against putting in a fire pit on your own. It’s not that we don’t think you can do it, but you do have to be careful where you place the fire pit. If you put it too close to various objects or parts of your home, you could have a fire hazard. Additionally, fire pits that are custom built have to be made correctly, or you will have to patch and replace that fire pit in just a short period of time. At Mill Brothers in Fort Collins, we guarantee our work, and we promise that the fire pit we put in for you will last a very long time!
Before it gets too hot this summer, call us to put in your fire pit. We look forward to hearing from you, and to working with you!