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Let Us Build Your Outdoor Fireplace!

Want your family, friends, and neighbors to sit and stay awhile? You may never get them to leave if you add an outdoor fireplace to your deck, patio, or backyard living area. It’s our belief that outdoor fireplaces are the very best way to enhance your outdoor living space. Though fireplaces are gorgeous most anywhere, we especially like them outdoors because the red brick chimney is usually left exposed, which adds great height and drama, and really celebrates the structure of the fireplace and chimney. Not only is an outdoor fireplace a focal point that’s great for gatherings, but it allows you to better enjoy your favorite outdoor space year-round.

Wood-Burning vs. Gas-Fueled Outdoor Fireplaces

Both wood-burning and gas fireplaces have their merits outdoors, where the considerations and priorities are somewhat different from those for an indoor fireplace. The main differences between these two types of fireplaces is that wood-burners put off a lot of heat, don’t require a gas line, and have that natural fire look and smell that’s so desirable. However, there’s certainly more hassle involved with feeding a wood fire and making sure that it’s operating safely and not smoking too much. Those who choose gas fireplaces for their outdoor spaces inevitably end up doing so because they’re easy to light and typically safer than wood-burning fireplaces. They also don’t require a chimney and don’t create smoke. On the downside, they don’t create as much warmth as wood and can’t quite match the charm of an authentic fire. The choice is yours, and those of us at A to Z Chimney Services are happy to help you make it. We know the pros and cons of each type of fireplace and can give you the information you need to make the best choice for you and your family.

Custom Outdoor Fireplaces

Because so much brick or stonework is exposed on an outdoor fireplace, it’s a great place for our masons to get creative while also nodding to the architecture of the house —whether that be Tuscan, contemporary, or traditional. Your outdoor fireplace can be made of traditional brick and mortar or of stone, stucco, concrete, or a combination of these. It can even be made to be two-sided and can be freestanding or connected to your outdoor structure.

In addition, our masons can lay the brick for your hearth in a variety of patterns such as herringbone or basketweave, so you can get that custom look you want. Of course, in spite of all our talk of outdoor fireplaces being dramatic and imposing, they can also be made to be modern, simple and understated. Whatever your taste, we can bring it to life.

Do you live in Sacramento and want an outdoor fireplace? Not only can A to Z Chimney Services’ masons build your outdoor chimney, but we can also be trusted to service it as needed for the life of your chimney. Make an appointment with A to Z Chimney Services today! Email us at, call us, or fill out our online appointment form!


Replacing or installing chase covers on your prefabricated unit’s chase (or chimney) will help keep unwanted water and other debris out of your home. That’s why we offer this important service as part of our chimney and fireplace expertise. You can always count on A to Z Chimney Services for knowledgeable and friendly service.

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Dear A to Z Chimney

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great service you have done for me. I am an avid wood burner and love to burn my fires just about every evening. There’s nothing like the simple pleasure of curling up next to a warm and cozy fire during those cold winter nights.

Unfortunately, I had a chimney fire which did extensive damage to my chimney and it had to be re-lined with a new Stainless Steel Liner.

Last year, I hired a different company to come out and sweep my chimney. The sweep from that company tried to use high pressure sales tactics to get me to do the repairs. His poor attitude and high pressure turned me off so badly that I decided not to have them do the work.

This year, I hired your company and Chris Donovan was such a gentleman! He gave me the same bad news, but this time I could see it with my own eyes on the screen as he video scanned my flue. He was also much more knowledgeable and informative and really took the time to help me understand. He did not talk condescendingly, and there was no pressure whatsoever.

Consequently, I did hire your company to come back and complete the needed repairs, and was absolutely delighted!! Not only did Chris come back, but Aaron, the owner came, as well. I was delighted to know that the owner was personally seeing to the work. In the process of repairing my chimney, some other minor problems were detected, and they fixed them at no additional charge!

In addition, when everything was done, they did a spectacular job cleaning up every bit of their mess, and I couldn’t even tell they had been here.

Thanks again for the great service you provide! I will use you again and again, and refer you to my friends.


~ Beverly Bland, Carmichael, CA
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