It’s not hard to understand the appeal of a DIY home improvement project. You don’t have to deal with late construction workers, you get to work at your own pace, and you can keep an extra few dollars in your pocket. That said, while some tasks are easy to take on, some projects may be too big for a homeowner to tackle on their own, especially without a solid background in handiwork.

Adding a fireplace or a wood stove falls into the second category. There are a lot of benefits to adding a wood stove (they’re energy efficient, can save you money on utility bills, and they’re a great source of heat), but there are safety risks to consider too – and those risks only go up if the stove isn’t installed properly.

Attempting to do it yourself can also negatively impact your insurance coverage and even void the warranty on your wood stove. And of course, there is the headache of navigating building codes and securing the right permits. So before you bite off more than you can chew, call Ozark Stove and Chimney for your wood stove installation. We’d love to help you out!

What Does Your Insurance Cover?

an insurance policy paper with a pen and glasses on topWhen doing any sort of DIY work on your home, it’s important to check your homeowner’s insurance policy. For wood stove installation, some policies require professional installation to lower safety risks, and in some instances, adding a wood stove can increase your insurance premium. So what you save on installation costs can end up costing you more in the future. 

Whether you install your wood stove or bring in a professional, an insurance company will usually send an inspector to make sure your wood stove is well-sealed and up to code. And in these cases, a professional installation is imperative.

Don’t Void Your Wood Stove Warranty 

Wood stoves are not cheap. Depending on the size of the stove and the material it’s made of, a wood stove can be a hefty investment. If you choose to make a purchase like that, it’s great to have the protection of a manufacturer warranty in case something goes wrong or needs to be repaired.

But did you know that your warranty can be voided if you install a wood stove yourself? It’s true. Some manufacturers require wood stove installations to be completed by a certified professional. Why? Because mistakes and damages are more likely to happen during installation if it’s being done by someone without the required expertise. Manufacturers don’t want to cover costly repairs if they could’ve been avoided by hiring a pro. 

Let Us Help With the Hassle of Building Codes and Permits

A wood stove installation is a serious job. The appliance needs to be connected to a chimney vent or flue system so that it can clear smoke and dangerous gases out of your home, and work of that nature will require an inspection and the approval by your town’s municipal offices.

socked feet propped up by a burning wood stoveBefore you get started, ask yourself a few important questions:

  • What type of requirements does your town have for wood stove installations?
  • Do you need a permit?
  • Are you completely sure that installing a wood stove wouldn’t violate any local building codes or fire regulations?

If you don’t know offhand, that’s okay. Here at Ozark Stove and Chimney, we have years of experience installing wood stoves throughout the Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area. We’d be happy to help you out.

The Ozark Stove and Chimney Difference 

If you decide to hire a professional company for your wood stove installation, Ozark Stove and Chimney is the right company for all of your wood stove needs. We are a local family-owned  company serving Green County, Christian County, Stone County, Dallas County, Benton County, Marion County, and nearby areas. We pride ourselves on treating our clients like family and giving them a customer service experience that exceeds their expectations.

In addition, all of our work comes with a lifetime guarantee. We are proud to be certified through and members of the following organizations: 

Ready To Install Your New Wood Stove?

The decision to add a wood stove to your home is a big one. Allow yourself the benefits of enjoying one without the worry of installing it yourself. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ozark Stove and Chimney or you have questions about wood stove installations, don’t hesitate to call us at 417-201-6585 or you can reach out online. Thanks for trusting us.