Capo Artisan Series has been the lead producer of lightweight masonry fireplaces since 2005. The company offers a variety of masonry fireplaces, which are half the price of traditional hand-built masonry fireplaces. Due to their lightweight designs, they can be installed outdoors or on upper levels of buildings. This gives builders more options to offer customers who are looking to buy a home.

Modular Outdoor Fireplaces

A range of modular outdoor fireplaces are available with the Capo Artisan Series. Homeowners can design an outdoor gathering or living area with these outdoor fireplaces as the main attraction. They usually include multiple components that can be put together on-site. The kits typically have two vertical legs, which form the base. On top of the base is the horizontal lintel or headstone.

Numerous sizes of concrete fireboxes are offered for design preferences. These sizes include 33″, 39″, 44″, 63″ and 75″. A 43″ see-through firebox is also available. All of these Capo Artisan Series fireplaces have immense heat resistance and are lightweight. You can choose a gas-burning or wood-burning modular outdoor fireplace as well as wood-fired pizza ovens and fireplace rings. These many options can help you create the perfect outdoor environment for entertaining family and friends.

Capo Artisan Series lightweight modular outdoor fireplaces are easy to transport and have less-expensive shipping and handling costs. This gives homeowners an opportunity to make the charming backyard they’ve always wanted for a bargain. Installing these outdoor fireplaces will also allow you to enjoy the outdoors during the cold-weather months.

Masonry Fireplaces Compared to Metal Fireplaces

Capo Artisan Series specializes in masonry fireplaces. They come in practical kits that are easy to assemble and are affordable. This makes the option of having one or more fireplaces in your home more cost-effective. However, some homeowners believe that installing a metal fireplace is a better alternative and will save them more money. Keep in mind that metal fireplaces are usually much lower in quality than masonry fireplaces. Therefore, installing a masonry option from Capo Artisan Series would give you a higher-quality deal.

Metal fireplaces are typically less durable than masonry fireplaces, so they won’t last as long. They could rust and generate cracks when exposed to high heat for a long period of time. As a result, the lifespan of a metal fireplace lasts only about ten years. Additionally, they leak heat out of the sides and are usually only available in small sizes. This means they can only be installed in small spaces.

On the contrary, Capo Artisan Series masonry fireplaces are much sturdier, heat more efficiently, and are available in many different sizes. These concrete modular fireboxes are lighter in weight and cost less than others on the market. They can be installed indoors or outdoors, and offer a great bargain without sacrificing quality. It is no wonder that masonry fireplaces from Capo Artisan Series are the better deal.

What is Included in Fireplace Kits

There are many modular fireplace kits available at Capo that come in several sizes. They are easy to install and a great way to add ambiance to any room and enhance any outdoor space. Not only builders but consumers as well can install a fireplace with these Capo Artisan Series kits.

Capo modular fireplace kits come with all the required components to build a fireplace. The kits include:

  • Walls
  • Lintels
  • Hearths
  • Rebars
  • Steel supports
  • Rating plates
  • Thread bars

The Larger-size fireplace kits contain more of these materials and/or larger-sized versions.

Additionally, there is a line of accessories offered by Capo Artisan Series that can complement the wood-burning or gas-burning fireplaces. Some of these accessories include:

  • Masonry firebrick panels
  • Metal chimneys
  • Masonry chimneys
  • Custom-look features such as arches

In order to complete the installation of fireplace kits, you may need to purchase additional components from Mason-Lite, such as seismic straps or mortar.

Rumford Fireplace

Here at Capo, our qualified team has preserved the classic style with the Capo Artisan Series Rumford fireplace. The traditional Rumford design has a streamlined throat with a long, shallow construction. This construction was praised by historical figures like Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Jefferson. It is a design that vents the smoke outdoors while keeping the heat inside the room.

To accomplish this historical architecture, business or homeowners have the option of getting a custom-built Rumford fireplace or using a kit. If you would like to create the elongated Rumford style, there are height extensions available in eight-inch increments that can be added to the kit. There is also the option of having Mason-Lite’s professional team build your Capo Artisan Series Rumford fireplace.

For those that prefer traditional architectural styles or live in historic homes, the Capo Artisan Series Rumford fireplace is a great option.

Wood-Burning in the US

Burning wood for fire has been a necessity for survival throughout the ages. Today, many of us would like to continue the tradition and enjoy a cozy fire in our home or business. However, before you begin building a wood-burning fireplace on your property, make sure you understand the local laws regarding wood burning. Most cities and towns do not have any restrictions, but some have ordinances in place to improve air quality.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local areas of authority are allowed to set rules regarding wood burning. The EPA keeps an online resource list that individuals can use to look up local wood burning restrictions and requirements. These laws range from total bans of new wood-burning fireplace construction to voluntary regulations on installing and using wood-burning appliances. 

The EPA notes that, in addition to local laws, there are several U.S. states that have specific requirements related to wood burning. These laws include tax incentives for replacing outdated fireplaces with new ones and emission standards for newly constructed fireplaces.

Local and state regulations are not put in place to keep you from enjoying a toasty wood-burning fireplace. Instead, they are there to help provide better air quality and reduce the risk of air pollution. Due to the wide variety of laws and restrictions, always research legal requirements for your area before installing wood-burning fireplaces.