Why you should always get a fire feature with the same high quality standards as your gas grill

Why You Should Always Get a Fire Feature with the Same, High-Quality Standards as Your Gas Grill

10/18/2021|by Jason Klein
Fire features can be used as a focal point, a gathering place, or even a centerpiece for an entire yard! Since not all fireplaces are created equal, always make sure that you build your fire feature with the same high-quality standards that you would for your gas grill. Some appliances may look spectacular but could pose safety risks, and the glass could shatter if exposed to high heat, which could lead to injury. 

The earliest memories of sitting around a fire pit with the family are at the beach - a simple enclosed fire pit with wood logs on top of the sand. Many people still envision these simple structures when considering fire features for their homes. Thus, they don't realize the importance of using high-end materials and finishes rather than the cheapest fire pit from the local hardware store.

This article will explore fundamental reasons why you should only opt for high-quality fire pits and how they can benefit your home and the environment.

What are the Benefits of a Fire Feature in Your Backyard?

A fire pit is an excellent addition to any property with many benefits. Not only does it create a beautiful, inviting, and comfortable atmosphere for your guests, but it also keeps the bugs away!

There is nothing more relaxing in the warmer months than gathering around an outdoor fireplace with family and friends for warmth while cooking food on the grill. Gathering around a fire pit gives you that sense of togetherness that can be difficult to achieve when everyone is inside watching TV or using their phones.

In the colder months, an outdoor fireplace is a great way to keep warm while also enjoying some time outside with family and friends after you've been cooped up inside for the day. 

Fire features transform a space when the sun goes down. You can use them to enhance your outdoor space for an even more fantastic overall experience. A fire feature brings the comfort of home into your backyard or garden, turning it into a place that you can go after dark.

How to Choose the Right Fire Feature for You

Not all fire features are created equal. When choosing the right one for your property, you should always opt for high-quality, durable materials that will last. You may not need a fancy fireplace, but there are still many things to consider when selecting your fire feature.

Use these questions as guidance:

  • What is the purpose of your fire feature?
  • Do you want it to be portable or non-portable? 
  • How often will you use your fire feature?
  • What size should your fire pit be? (height x width)
  • Is the primary purpose of your fireplace to provide heat? 
  • Where will you place your fire pit?

You should also consider how much maintenance your fire feature will need and safety considerations. 

Why High-Quality Materials are Important

For some homeowners, getting a new high-end gas grill is an obvious choice for their outdoor kitchen, but they feel they can skimp on the quality of the fire feature because it's only for decoration. 

Choosing high-quality materials is vital to protect you, your family, and your guests. Using low-grade or cheap materials can pose a safety risk for everyone involved. Gas fire features achieve high temperatures similar to expensive gas grills that can melt, burn, or destroy lesser materials over extended use, putting your home and loved ones in danger.

Like gas grills, not all stainless steel and other durable metals are created equal, so it is vital to look at the construction and materials used in a fire feature before purchasing. Also, consider the enclosure, burner assemblies, control options, and fire media. If any of these areas have poor craftsmanship, they can be damaged and possibly cause damage to the whole appliance.

Possible dangers from cheaper materials in fire features are:

  • Cracks and leaks in the fire media and burn chambers
  • Unstable, heavy stainless steel enclosures
  • Poor burner assemblies
  • Broken control panels
  • Faulty propane regulator valves due to pressure changes from high heat or poor quality
  • Low-quality fire media can melt, burn, discolor, and sometimes explode

The Importance of Safety Features

It's essential to consider safety and take steps to protect both your investment and yourself. The highest-quality fire features will come with several different safety features that can prevent serious accidents. When you're shopping for a fireplace, it is always best to ensure that you get one made from high-quality materials so that it doesn't rust or break down over time. These standards ensure that it will last longer and stay in good shape for as long as possible.

Check out our blog on How to Keep Your Gas Fire Feature Safe for more information about safety features and practices. 

Get a Fire Feature That Will Last for Years to Come

When it comes time to purchase a new gas fire pit, fireplace, or other outdoor fire feature, make sure you get one that will last. Firegear features the best in durable construction, high-grade materials, and industry-top accessories. Each fire feature comes with the following benefits:

  • Rust-resistant stainless steel construction
  • Pro Series Brass Burner Systems or Stainless Steel
  • Sturdy control panels and propane regulators
  • Long-lasting fire media like lava rocks and fire glass
  • Upgraded accessories including special glass, heat deflectors, wind guards, custom covers, and more!

Firegear is your provider of gorgeous fire accents to transform your backyard space. With our expert engineering and design team, we bring your imagination to life. We will work with you side by side to create the perfect fire feature for your homesite. Get started today!