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Protection from Water with Chases and Shrouds

Water can be the most damaging thing to your masonry, whether inside or outside. It can lower efficiency of your fireplace, causing your fire to be more difficult to light and to burn more wood than necessary. It can stain your masonry, rust your mechanical parts, and even deteriorate the masonry itself–breaking apart the brick and mortar until it gaps and crumbles. When you’re planning and designing your outdoor fireplaces and chimneys, make sure you’re also considering water protection. Protect your investments and your home. Add value to your home with IBD Outdoor Rooms, and protect that value with a chase and shroud.

Chase CoversProtect From Water with Chases & Shrouds

When you order your unit, make sure you purchase all the parts necessary to bring it together properly. When you order your chase cover and shroud with the rest of your unit, it will all arrive together. When your IBD Outdoor Rooms delivery arrives, it is ready to assemble. All you have to do is get the order right, and we can help! You can choose stainless steel or stainless steel with a copper dress out skirt. Many homeowners prefer the second option because from the ground it looks like the entire thing is copper.
Chase Covers with Hole – If the unit you’ve chosen has a flue pipe, you need a chase cover with a hole. This will protect the stone from water damage while also allowing the smoke to escape.
Chase Covers without Hole – This chase cover is for units that are “pipeless” or vent-free. They don’t need to vent, but the chase cover adds a complimentary look to your fireplace.


The shroud fits together with a chase cover. Where the chase cover protects the chimney from water, the shroud protects the flue opening itself, AND completes the look you may be looking for. Chase shrouds come in stainless steel or copper, with an optional powder coating of stainless steel and many different styles, including Roman, Grecian, Artisan, and Gothic. Make sure you check them out before making your choice.
Gothic Chase Shroud Extension – This model is used to give a chimney more height and massive appearance. The base can be Roman or Grecian style to compliment your style.

Care and Installation

When your delivery arrives, it will be ready to install, but we do not recommend doing the work yourself. Once your order is completed, and BEFORE your unit arrives, make sure you contact a professional in your area that can install the unit. Only a licensed contractor who is NFI-certified should install fire units, fireplaces, and chimneys. This will ensure any warranties are honored and that the work and the unit adheres to municipal and federal safety codes.

Ready to get started? Start with us by calling 704-960-4530 and we’ll turn fantasy into reality.

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Check Out Our Accessories and More for Your Outdoor Renovations

The weather in your area is likely still ideal for outdoor work. Getting renovations in the fall means weather is dry, temperatures are mild, and you can enjoy your new space this winter. If you’re looking to renovate your outdoor space, upgrade, or repair your space, we may have exactly what you’re looking for.

Grill Accessories

You can revitalize your outdoor space and cut down on clutter by making a space for your grill. IBD Outdoor Rooms sells Kamado Kaddies and Kradles. When your grill have its own space, you’ll find yourself using it more. Your outdoor space will be the perfect place to help you prepare holiday meals, cook without filling the house with odors, and you can even expand that space for hosting.

Mailboxes and Lampposts

mailbox with a fancy front doorThey can be installed as decorative piece to compliment your home. If you’re looking to add some light in your outdoor space, you should invest in a lamppost. Our lampposts are also on breakaway posts, and they are great for gas lights, electric, and torches. You can choose from a variety of shapes and styles.

Pavilions and Pergolas

Whether you have walls enclosing your outdoor space or not, adding a roof is a game-changer. A pavilion or pergola provides shade and style, and it also protects you from rain, storms, winter weather, sun, and more. A pergola is a structure that consists of parallel columns and an open, flat roof of girders and cross rafters. A pavilion is open and includes a roof. Both of these are ornamental and beautiful, and they bring together an outdoor space like never before. With IBD Outdoor Rooms, the possibilities are endless.

Custom Structures

Not sure a pavilion or pergola are right for you? IBD Outdoor Rooms also designs custom structures. A design expert can assist you in visualizing and implementing the perfect design to meet your needs and bring your vision to life.

IBD Outdoor Rooms also ships ready to build products that are high-quality, durable, and ready-to-finish. Once you know the type of product you want to build, it’s time to place your order and get a professional. Even though our products are ready to go and detailed instructions, it’s important to hire a certified contractor to complete the job. This is for the safety codes, include warranties and guarantees, and adhere to your homeowners insurance policy. Let us help turn your outdoor space into a dream space! Call 704-960-4530.

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Bring the Party to Your Yard this Fall With a New Fire Pit

Fall is here, and no matter where you are, it’s never too late in the season to enjoy a nice fire pit. You can bring your yard to life with a new fire pit that compliments your landscape and house, fits in your space, and is affordable and durable. You’re one step away from having the outdoor space of your dreams! Choose a fire pit from IBD Outdoor Rooms and transform your yard into the go-to party place of the neighborhood.The perfect round firepit for your home this fall.

Location, Location, Location!

It’s important to choose the best location for your new fire pit. If you are in the beginning planning stages of your outdoor space, you have more freedom here. If, however, you already have a patio, pool area, or garden, you may just need to decide where to place the fire pit within that space. Maybe you already have a basic fire pit you’ve been using temporarily. Then you need to decide what size and shape of fire pit you need.

Gas Fire Pits

At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we specialize in gas powered fire pits. The environmental benefits, safety, and efficiency of gas-powered fires make them the best choice for our customers. They can be fired in moments, extinguished immediately, and each have precise temperature and flame controls. Gas fire pits also don’t “smoke-out” your friends and family as you lounge by the fire, and there’s no ashes to clean up. It’s easy to choose a gas fire, but homeowners also have the choice of designs, sizes, and finishes to complete the fire pit of your dream space.

Working with IBD Outdoor Rooms

–Choose a shape that we have in stock, or choose a custom design that fits your space and needs specifically.
Wedge (perfect for corner placement!)
Tall pedestal
–Choose a burner size that matches the capacity you want for your fire pit. We do not manufacture or supply a specific burner, but a professional can assist you in choosing one when you plan your fire pit with us.
19 inches
25 inches
–Complete the job by choosing a finish that will compliment your landscape and your home. We ship products “ready to finish” and offer two beautiful options.

Your Finished Fire Pit

When the fire pit that you choose arrives to your house, it will be ready to finish. We do not offer installations and encourage our customers to hire a certified contractor to complete the installation. For your fire pit, make sure you seek out a NFI certified chimney and fireplace technician to complete your installation safely and efficiently.

Are you ready to choose your new fire pit now so that you can enjoy it this fall?

Call us at 704-960-4530 and we’ll turn your fantasy into reality!

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The Art of Fireplaces–A Modern Twist

For many years before central heat system, the main focal point of the home was the hearth. Many homeowners still prefer to have a fireplace, in addition to a central heating system. A fireplace brings ambiance and style to your home. Adding a fireplace to your outdoor space can bring many benefits. It provide warmth on a cool night, a space for your friends and family to gather, and can add an artistic flare to your outdoor space!

Art of Fire

The Art of Fireplaces--A Modern Twist - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor RoomsIBD Outdoor Rooms are proud to offer fires that are also art fixtures. The Art of Fire fireplaces are visual expressions of art and fire. Choosing one of these stylish fireplaces can bring your space up a notch. The type of finish you choose for your island can complement your landscape and home, and adding a Teardrop Firepit or Diamond Shape Fireplace can fill any space with beauty and style.

When you upgrade your outdoor space with new fire appliances, you should consider an Art of Fire fireplace. In the southern U.S. region, a popular option is the hot pepper-shaped fire island. There is also the outdoor island with a firepit or space for your grill. These beautiful installations are great poolside, off the patio, or even in the garden. It’s your dream space, and it’s our goal to make it a reality.

The Process

To get started now with your Art of Fire fireplace installation, give IBD Outdoor Rooms a call right now. Whether you’re looking for a piece of art or an island with a stylish flare, we have what you need. Start with us, and we’ll get your design started right now. Once you decide on the type of fireplace you want to add to your space, we’ll get started on your fireplace.

IBD Outdoor Rooms sends the products to your doorstep with detailed installation instructions. Once it leaves our facility, it is ready to install and use. However, it’s important that you find a certified contractor in your area for installation. Only a certified and licensed contractor can do the installations, maintain code compliance, and insure your new fireplace is safe and functional. An NFI-certified technician should install and service your fire appliances, as they are well-versed in federal and local fire codes.

Your Dream Space

At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we turn your dream space into reality. It’s our goal that your new Art of Fire fireplace adds the look you want for your space. We work with our customers to design the outdoor space of their dreams. We are the top choice among outdoor room products because of our attention to detail, exceptional designs, and top-market materials. Call 704-960-4530 today to get started!

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Transform Your Outdoor Look with a Pergola or a Pavilion

August has arrived, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. There is still plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor space whether it’s a yard, pond, patio, or garden. Your dream space, big or small, can be improved and transformed with a pergola or pavilion.Add a Pergola or Pavilion - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor Rooms

Add Height and Depth with A Structure

You may not even realize how much your space needs a structure to transform it into the place to be. A structure can be functional and beautiful while bringing the space together with a design. An addition like a quality pergola or pavilion will not only enhance your life, but will also bring up the value of your property. It’s an investment in your home and your future!

Quality Starts With Design

IBD Outdoor Rooms brings quality outdoor products to your door, starting with the material our products are made of. We work with the best partners to insure that our lumber is the best quality possible for our customers. This allows you to get more for your money, and best combination of price, color, longevity, and finish. All of our pergolas are made with Douglas Fir to offer the desired appearance and diminish warps and twists.

The design itself lends itself to architectural beauty. Gently curved beams and arched braces create elegant structures that enhance any space. You can choose from standard designs and sizes, or opt for a custom design with our same sturdy and beautiful lumber. At IBD Outdoor Rooms we specialize in pergolas and pavilions, both standard and custom designs. Pergolas consist of beautiful framework that can be adorned with curtains and trailing plants. Pavilions are structures that usually have no walls and a solid roof. Both are great options for all regions and climates.

Pergola or Pavilion?

Standard designs include the 2 post and 4 post pergolas, hip roof pavilion, and gable pavilion. The roofs on pergolas are left unfinished. In order for your pergola to offer desired shade, you can opt for a crosshatch roof, east/west orientation, and curtains to top it off. Pavilions are roofed and are great for use in all seasons. IBD offers decking kits, cedar shingles, thatch roofing, Sunbrella awning fabric, and more. For the best ideas for your outdoor space, check out our photo gallery. You can even combine two designs or customize your own. The best way to decide what type of design will work for your space is to speak with an expert!

Call 704-960-4530 to get started today.

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