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Spend Time Enjoying Your Yard with an Outdoor Fireplace

Detail of burning logs of an outdoor fireplaceSummertime is here, which means it is a great time to make those yard improvements that have been put off during the cold months. Fall will soon be here, and there is nothing quite like a cool and crisp El Paso night. Your summer upgrades should include a quality outdoor fireplace to really amp up your yard and make nights out there memorable. Here are four ways that an outdoor fireplace can make El Paso nights in your backyard all the more special.  

Ambiance

There’s just something about the ambiance that a fireplace creates. A fireplace inside of a home makes a home more inviting and cozy. The same works for an outside one. Not only is an outdoor fireplace a source of heat and light, but it can also gather people together. Think about how neat it would be for you and your guests to gather around a fireplace on a fresh El Paso night.

Warmth

Fireplaces are beautiful, but they are also great for their utility. An outdoor fireplace works to warm your yard when the fall temps drop down. It can get very cool at night as fall replaces summer in El Paso. Don’t let a night out end just because it gets cold.

Increase Real Estate Valuea stand alone circular stone outdoor fireplace or fire pit

If you ever plan to sell your home, an outdoor fireplace can actually add to the property value. Outdoor fireplaces have recently become a top seller in the real estate market.

An Outdoor Fireplace Adds Style

Adding an outdoor fireplace to your backyard adds style. These fireplaces can be customized and range in size, so you can be sure that you’ll find one to suit your backyard vibe.

Whether you are looking to jazz up the look and feel of your backyard, or you want to be able to spend more time outdoors despite the drop in temperature, outdoor fireplaces could be just the thing you need. Servicing the El Paso area for years, we at K.D. Scholten Co., would be happy to help with any of your outdoor fireplace needs. Contact us today

Commercial Flagpoles vs. Residential Flagpoles

flagpoles with the American flag and Texas state flag outdoors with bluebonnets on the ground

Although flagpoles are all designed to perform the same job- sustain the level that a flag is raised, they are not all made from the same materials. This coming Independence Day, and for each patriotic holiday throughout the year, it is good to have the right type of flagpole that you need at your disposal. At K.D. Scholten Co., we can help you find the best flagpole for either your commercial or residential property.

Flagpoles and Accessories

The fact is, flagpoles come in a variety of different materials, including fiberglass, concrete, wood and steel. Additional differences between flagpoles are found in the different accessories available. For example, if you have a flagpole that is going to be in front of a commercial building, it is a good idea to get stronger pulleys and other mechanisms to sustain it. Flagpoles that have a larger base with strong pulleys are better suited for commercial property rather than residential use since the dimensions are greater. 

Some Options to Consider

Another consideration for residential property is wind ratings and whether you will be flying your flag 24/7  or only on holidays.   If only on holidays, a sectional pole or or telescoping pole may work well. Just remember they are not wind rated.  For 24/7 use you will probably want a pole that is wind rated for the area and you will probably want a solar light which can be attached to the top of your pole.  Uplighting is restricted within many areas, including El Paso.

Contact Us for More Options

K.D.Scholten Co. has plenty of options for flagpole accessories to best suit your residential or commercial property. Our professional flagpole installers can help you consider the accessories specifically designed to accommodate your needs when you are planning on keeping the flag in a stationary position for years, and under all sorts of weather conditions. Contact us today for more information!