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Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

It's almost time! Are you ready to experience today's total solar eclipse? Here at Fireside Expressions, we are counting down the hours and minutes, and we know you are, too! Read our special edition blog for tips on how to safely experience the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse!

What Is An Escutcheon?

Ever wonder what an escutcheon is? What many people are not aware of is that this device appears in many areas all over your home, and don't necessarily have to be gas fire feature related! Let us explain all about what an escutcheon is and how it is utilized!

Gas Valve Check

Before the summer comes to an end, it's a good idea to check for problems and get them taken care of before your local gas professional is up to his/her eyeballs in service calls for heating appliances. Fireside Expressions is here once again to arm you with helpful tips and information on how you can check to see if your gas connections are in safe working order! We'll explain how to perform a simple test to determine if your quarter-turn shut off valve is leaking or not.

Introducing: Landscape Glass by Fireside Expressions!

We are so excited to introduce our beautiful collection of landscape glass! This exciting new blog post tells you all about this gorgeous, versatile, no-fade glass mulch that is becoming super popular in the xeriscaping community! Not sure what xeriscaping is? We're going to cover that, too! These beautiful, shimmering colors will dazzle your outdoor space, guests, and neighbors. Join us and get some inspiration on how to decorate your front lawn, backyard, fairy garden, and more!

Highlight Of The Week: USA-Made Fire Glass

We all know that a fire feature is likely to make quite a statement in your backyard. Whether you are considering the addition of a fire pit to the center of your lawn, or wanting to grace your poolscape with a monumental display of our famous concrete fire bowls, an outdoor living space is only complete with an accompaniment of dancing flames! 

#WednesdayWisdom: What Causes Black Soot From A Propane Burner?

Propane is an extremely efficient fuel source for your outdoor product, but did you know that if you lack the proper components during installation that your feature can display soot over time? Many people associate this black residue with the burn process of a wood fire, but propane is perfectly capable of producing soot if your feature isn't configured accurately. Join us for a special blog post on this matter and get a dose of #WednesdayWisdom!

USA-Made Concrete Bowls

We're sure you've heard of our world famous outdoor concrete bowls by now, but do are you familiar with origin of these unique features? Where they came from or the process that goes into producing each individual piece? We're excited to debut these lovely outdoor creations in our focus on American-made products for the month of July! Let us tell you more about these great products so that you can learn all about what makes our concrete fire and water bowls so popular and special!

USA-Made Fire Pit Screens

Safety should be an utmost priority when it comes to your backyard wood burning fire pit. A great way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to utilize a fire pit screen. It's also really important that you have the right kind of screen for your feature. Fireside Expressions had some really incredible products that meet local fire codes and can also withstand the extreme temperatures from the flames. This week, we are highlighting our USA-Made fire pit screens, and we'd like to tell you why they are such a terrific investment for your backyard fire pit.

7 Easy Steps For Proper Log Lighter Maintenance!

Fireside Expressions has some easy tips to help you with the proper cleaning and care of your gas log lighter! When the bonfire season has come to an end for your backyard fire pit, it is wise to make sure that ash buildup and soot is removed from your log starter. This ensures a well-running device that will continue to be safe to operate in your home!

5 Ways To Start A Fire In A Fire Pit

There are so many ways to start a fire in a fire pit. Surprisingly, there are many people out there who have never had the pleasure of learning basic fire-starting skills. The good news is, you don't have to be a scout to know how to do it! Regardless of your fuel choice, there are different methods to get that blaze burning. Let us walk you through the top five most popular ways to starting a fire!