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Why To Buy Gallery Collection Fireplaces

December 1st, 2016

The Gallery Collection has two electric fireplace inserts that give you an easy way to convert your drafty wood-burning masonry fireplace into a cost effective and safe electric fireplace. Great for existing fire boxes or new construction for both residential and commercial properties.

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With a unique, realistic looking flame, silent operation, and multiple size options and fronts, you will find the perfect focal piece for your home. Choose from our other models too, such as built-in, zero clearance, wall mount, linear and more. Create ambiance and warmth in your home and give your family and friends a cozy place to gather and spend time together.

Our products are made from durable materials meant to last.

For more great products for your home go to outdoorrooms.com

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2016

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company will be closed November 24-25 for Thanksgiving. We will resume regular business hours Monday, November 28.

Thanksgiving Must-Haves

November 17th, 2016

Make this Thanksgiving the best (and the tastiest) you’ve ever had with the help of a few awesome products from the Outdoor GreatRoom Company.

Linear Electric Fireplace

Wall Mount Linear Electric Fireplace

The linear electric fireplace is the perfect place to gather around with your family and friends this Thanksgiving and makes a beautiful addition to any home. The fireplace comes in 5 sizes and is great for any space. Turn the heat on to add warmth to your living space, or turn it off to simply enjoy the ambiance of the glowing flames. There are over 10 LED backlighting options ensuring you find the right look and fit for your home.

Tavern Supercast Wood Mantel

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The Supercast mantle is a great accessory for your new electric fireplace. The mantle is made of durable fiberglass reinforced Supercast concrete. Because of the non-combustible nature of this material it can be used where many real-wood mantels cannot. Add a little holiday spirit to your home this year by decorating your mantel to match the season and create a fun and festive focal piece for your home! For mantel décor inspiration and ideas check out our Pinterest Board.

Electric Cook Number Grill

Electric Grill

Now that your home décor is set for the holiday season it’s time to focus on the food! Mix it up this year by trying a new turkey recipe and using the electric grill. Grill, sear, roast, and bake your Thanksgiving meal using Cook Number technology and an easy to read LED temperature gauge, ensuring you that your food will be done just right! The electric grill is portable and easy to use. Use the grill year round making it seem like it’s Thanksgiving every day!

Go to www.outdoorrooms.com to find more great products to help you celebrate the holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Prepare Your Fire Pit For Winter

November 10th, 2016

It’s the final days of Fall and the weather has turned colder. For most of us, this means our time outdoors is limited and it’s time to put the fire pit away for the season. While there are many components and elements that go into winterizing your outdoor space, preparing your fire pit table for the winter weather is vital in making sure it will last for years and years to come. Follow this simple 8 step guide to properly store your fire pit until Spring.

1. Remove any debris (leaves, dirt, etc.) from the burner

2. Close gas valve on fire pit base or shut off gas line for natural gas

3. Shut off and remove propane tank from base

4. Remove glass wind guard or any other accessories and store inside

5. Remove glass fire gems or fire media from burner (this is optional and can be done in winter or spring for cleaning)

6. Cover Crystal Fire Burner with burner cover

7. Wipe down fire pit top and burner

8. Cover gas fire pit table with vinyl cover

It’s Election Day

November 8th, 2016

Election Day is here.

We at OGC know that not all choices are easy to make, so let us take some of the pressure off of you. We make choosing a fire pit simple and straightforward by providing quality products at competitive prices and great customer service. Brighten up your day with a brand new fire pit that will be met without any controversy or conflict in your home!

It’s easy to choose OGC- Made in the USA.

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Product Update: Modern Electric Fireplace Addition

November 7th, 2016

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Gallery Collection Indoor Electric Fireplace line, the 64” Linear Built In Electric Fireplace. This fireplace joins the previously available 44” model, is available to order now, and is an energy efficient solution to many fireplace dilemmas homeowners, contractors, and builders face.

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The Linear Built In Electric Fireplace is a modern fireplace great for remodeling or new construction. The fireplace features a clean “flush finish” installation, either an Amber or Cool Blue flame, and remote control sleep timer.

Features:

  • CSA tested and approved
  • 100% Efficient LED Lighting
  • Full feature remote control thermostat
  • Realistic looking, adjustable flame and ember controls- Cool Blue or Amber flame
  • Operates on a standard 120 volt plug in
  • Can turn heat on or off and keep flame lighting for ambiance- low cost heating option.

 

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ manufactures innovative, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces and accessories, outdoor patio furniture, custom, and commercial products. Visit www.outdoorrooms.com for more information.

Product Update: Non-Combustible Supercast Mantel

November 1st, 2016

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The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly updated Non-Combustible Supercast Mantel Collection. These mantels are a part of the Gallery Collection, an indoor fireplace and accessory collection. They are made of durable fiberglass reinforced concrete. Because of the non-combustible nature of this material it can be used where many real-wood mantels cannot.

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The Non-Combustible Supercast Mantels comes in four finishes: Tavern Brown, Washed Cedar, Polished Midnight Mist, and Cove Grey. Tavern Brown and Washed Cedar finishes have a real wood-look appearance while the Midnight Mist and Cove Grey are a thinner, sleek profile. They are perfect for use with traditional wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces because of the reduced clearance to combustibles. The products will be on display at the upcoming International Builder’s Show in Orlando, FL, January 10-12, 2017.

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FEATURES:

  • Four Finishes: Polished Midnight Mist, Cove Grey, Tavern Brown, and Washed Cedar
  • Reduced clearances
  • Non-combustible
  • Standard lengths of 60” or 72”
  • Custom lengths available
  • Easy installation and easy to clean
  • Made in USA

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ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ manufactures innovative, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces and accessories, outdoor patio furniture, custom, and commercial products. Visit www.outdoorrooms.com for more information.

Follow The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for updates and design inspirations at www.pinterest.com/outdoorrooms/ and www.facebook.com/OutdoorGreatrooms

 

What does UL listed mean?

October 27th, 2016

Here at OGC we love to tell our customers that all of our Crystal Fire Burners, fire pits, and fire tables are UL listed, but what does that mean?

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“UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.”*

Essentially for a product to become UL Listed, it must go through several tests and meet high safety standards. Read below to find out more about these requirements.

  • Rain – Since the product is intended for outdoor installation, a rain test is conducted to confirm all gas components, electrical components, etc. do not see water impact and the unit will continue to operate after being subjected to a rain impact.
  • Corrosion – Verifies that the type of metal used is protected from outside elements that could lead to rusting and impact the unit’s structural integrity.
  • Wind – Since the unit is intended for outdoor installation, wind testing is conducted to confirm that the burner flame and igniter flame are protected from extinguishment of a wind impact. This is critical for a match light ignition where there is no safety shutoff of the valve in the case of wind blowing out the burner.
  • Clearances to combustibles – During the Wall, Floor, and Ceiling Temperature Testing, the unit is installed with combustible walls located at the manufacturers minimum clearance to surrounding combustible construction. This test is conducted to confirm that the surrounding combustible construction does not exceed the minimum allowable temperature limits, which could cause ignition of the combustibles if too close to the unit.
  • Material testing (what we use and the components) –All components are investigated for temperature and operation to confirm acceptability.

*For more information visit www.UL.com

Tips and Tricks for a Halloween Mantel

October 20th, 2016

Before you know it Halloween will be here, make sure you’re prepared with these spooky and spectacular decorating ideas!

Celebrate the fall season and holidays by decorating your fireplace, the focal piece of your home. The mantel is the perfect place to display your holiday spirit. Use these autumn essentials to create the perfect Halloween masterpiece on your mantel!

Holiday Banner: Grab the attention of your guest with a Halloween banner draped from your mantel. ‘Happy Halloween’ and ‘Trick or Treat’ are great options! These banners can be store bought, or DIY! Simple to make and easy to hang, all while making a statement.

Pumpkins: Pumpkins come in all sizes so no matter how big or how small your mantle is, you can find the perfect fit! Dress up your pumpkins by painting them in colors and patterns to match either your interior design or your Halloween theme. Tired of the same old black and orange? Add in splashes of greens and purples to add more color and draw attention to your fireplace.

Ribbon and Webbing: Find some seasonal ribbon and webbing to drape behind your pumpkins and banner. Sparkly ribbon can hang from the sides of the mantle and wrap around your pumpkin stems. Get in the spooky spirit by adding a fake spider into the mix, perfecting the webbing.

Halloween Wreath: To complete your holiday mantel add a Halloween themed wreath above your fireplace. To DIY your wreath, spray paint it to match your theme (silver, black, green all look great!) and add some spooky figurines such as ghosts, skeletons and bats. Add a fun and short message such as ‘BOO!” to finish off the look!

At the end of the night when the trick or treating has slowed down and the party has ended, gather around the fireplace with your family and friends to enjoy the last few minutes of Halloween while admiring your perfectly haunting and fun mantel.

Happy Halloween from OGC!

To find the perfect electric fireplace and mantel for your home go to www.outdoorrooms.com.

For more fun fall decorating tips and tricks check out our Pinterest Boards: Fall Favorites and Mantel Decor Ideas

Natural Gas v. Liquid Propane for your Fire Pit

October 13th, 2016

When operating a gas fire pit you have two options for fuel, natural gas or liquid propane (LP). So, how do you decide which is the best fit for you and your fire pit? We have created a list informing you of the benefits of both natural gas and LP, making the decision easier for you!

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Natural Gas

Natural gas burns cleaner than LP does, meaning there is less potential for soot. However, because the flame is cleaner, it does not burn as bright of a yellow color. Financially, natural gas may be a better choice because it costs less to operate. Natural gas for fire pits are generally hard piped to your home, meaning you won’t be in a pickle when you want to operate your fire table and do not have an LP tank handy! If this is a concern, consider using natural gas. Natural gas is also lighter than air and can dissipate quickly which leaves less room for any accidental ignition.

Liquid Propane

If you are looking for a brighter flame that can be seen even during daylight with the sun shining, LP is your best option. There is no set up or installation costs when using LP because there is no need to hire a certified gas installer, which is necessary when using natural gas. With an LP tank you have more freedom to move your fire pit around your backyard because most LP tanks are portable, instead of being connected to pipes. If you forget to turn off an LP tank, it will eventually run out and shut off when the tank is empty instead of continuing to run until someone turns it off.

Both natural gas and liquid propane are generally low cost to operate and safe when safety guideline are followed. When the BTUs on a unit are rated similarly for each fuel, they will both give off the same amount of heat. So, whether you are looking for an easier, more convenient set up or a more permanent fixture for your backyard, either natural gas and LP are a great choice and will work for you!

Find the perfect fire pit for your home at www.outdoorrooms.com.