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What You Need to Know About Using Gas Logs

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Gas logs are a great alternative to wood burning options when you do not want to hassle with the type of maintenance they require. If you would like to know what exactly makes gas logs so different and possibly more beneficial for your El Paso home, then here are some things you should know.

Gas Logs = Cost-efficiency

It might appear that gas fireplaces are fancy and high-class, and while they do certainly exude an elite style, gas fireplaces are actually quite affordable. Using wood in a standard fireplace can help cut down your furnace usage come wintertime. It works like zone heating.

Flexible Options

Traditional fireplaces burn wood and that wood decides how big and how hot your fire is. This is not the case with gas fireplaces. When you use a fire that is controlled by gas, the gas logs are heated specifically to cater to your heat setting preference. You get to decide how high you want your flame and how warm you want the heat.

Low Maintenance

Gas fireplaces are considerably easier to clean than wood-burning fireplaces. This is because gas logs don’t leave behind a huge amount of ash the way that wood logs do. An annual cleaning is usually sufficient or lighting a candle.

Easy to Use residential fireplace in el paso

A gas fireplace isn’t just easy to clean, it’s also easier to use. Building a fire can be as simple as pushing a button rotating a knob. Gas logs don’t require you to nurse a single flame in hopes that the wood will catch on fire. The gas logs catch virtually instantly every single time.
If you are considering purchasing a gas logs for your fireplace, K.D. Scholten Co. can help you get what you need for your El Paso home. We have plenty of great fireplace options that can meet your style and home warming needs. Allow us to offer you more information on all our great options. Contact us today!

Sweet, Hot, or Smokey- The Best Barbecue Products for You

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Having the right barbecue products on hand can allow you to grill to perfection in the comfort of your very own backyard. If you want to spend your El Paso weekends entertaining or simply cooking a good meal for yourself and your family, you are going to need the right equipment. At K.D. Scholten Co., we can help you create a perfect barbecue experience with the right barbecue products to provide you with all the features and the functionality you need.

Barbecue Products Should You Consider  

To decide what kinds of barbecue products you are going to need for your home, you need to think about how you prefer to do your cooking. Ask yourself:

  • Would you like to smoke your own meats and cheeses?
  • Are you interested in a charcoal grill?
  • Would you prefer to use a gas grill instead?

Both charcoal and gas grills can give you very different flavors when grilling your meats, so think about the type of taste that your family tends to prefer. K.D. Scholten Co. carries many different products by some of the top names in business. For example, our barbecue products include:

  • Fire Disc Grills
  • TEC Grills
  • Lion Premium Grills
  • Napoleon Grills grills
  • American Outdoor Grill
  • Big Green Egg
  • Broilmaster
  • Fire Magic
  • Weber

We can help you to decide which products will work best for you to achieve your desired outdoor cooking experience.

Shop Today for Barbecue Products

By adding the right barbecue products, you can advance your outdoor experience and help you become the ultimate grill master of the family. Come to K.D. Scholten Co. today to find out about the different equipment we have available and to create your perfect outdoor barbecue setup here in El Paso. Contact us today!

Fireplaces Add Warmth to Your Home in More Ways than One

big fireplace in living room with chairs around itFireplaces are nice to look at and a great way to give your home that cozy feeling all year long. Fireplaces are not limited to the indoors only, as there are many great options available for outdoor fireplace constructions. Plus, the El Paso weather can be unpredictable with summer rainstorms and sudden cold fronts that make having a nice warm fire even more convenient. In addition, they also help bring people together and save you money! At K.D. Scholten Co., we can provide you with a full listing of our available fireplaces for your indoor or outdoor environment.

Fireplaces Equal Together Time

When you think of fireplaces, you probably imagine that people are gathered around it. Heat has a remarkable way of attracting people and keeping them connected, which is one of the best aspects of having a fireplace on your property. It is one of the best additions you can add to any home, since it can be used as a source of centering the family together and bringing everyone closer.

Save Electricity

In our day in age, technology is everywhere and the routine of always staying plugged in can feel automatic. With a fireplace, your home has versatility. You can give the electricity a break and save some money while you’re at it. Fireplaces are a great way to feel connected to nature while being indoors, it’s like a mini vacation just waiting to happen.

Fireplaces in El Paso are great to have for many reasons and at the end of the day, they make a great decor for your place. At K.D. Scholten Co., we can match you with the best type of fireplace for your home. Contact us today!

Outdoor Grills Make the Perfect Addition to Your Patio

 

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Sunny days are filling up the calendar in El Paso these days, and now is perfect time to entertain with outdoor grills on the patio. Let’s face it, patio grilled foods just taste better and can really hit the spot when you are surrounded by friends and family. There are a variety of different types of grills, but here are some things to consider first.

Outdoor Grills and Safety

 

Part of enjoying your grill is knowing how to be safe at the same time. It is always best to place outdoor grills in a location with plenty of air. Keep your grill a safe distance away from your home, as well as any flammable materials that might be stored outside. Consider choosing a model that has some additional accessories that come in handy. For example, there are different types of outdoor grills can actually tell you how much gas is left in the tank so there’s no guesswork.

Grills with Special Features

There’s nothing worse than having to pause the progress of an outdoor barbecue all because you ran out of the necessary supplies. Dealing with outdoor grills in El Paso means looking for those little extras that you might not have thought about unless they are brought to your attention. For example, having a place to store and keep your utensils while you are cooking and other features that make flare-ups and smoking while you are cooking a rare occurrence.

 

At K.D. Scholten Co., we can help you choose among our wide selection of outdoor grills in El Paso that will make the perfect match to your next event. Whichever level you are looking for, from basic models to luxury ones, we have it all.  Contact us today!

 

Helpful Tips for FlagPole Installation

American flag blowing in the blue skyWhen it comes to flagpole installation in El Paso, there are some things we think you should know before getting started. To the average person, installing a flagpole may appear like a pretty simple process. However, don’t be fooled by this assumption. Installing a flagpole correctly is everything and you must remember that a flag pole will have to be able to withstand the test of time and stay true against the unpredictability of extreme weather. Installing a flagpole requires much more than simply digging a hole and sticking a pole in the ground.

Some Things You Should Know:

FirstThink about trees nearby and how future growth may block views of the flag or branches get too close to the flag fully extended in a breeze.  Also, consider how close the pole is to buildings or rooflines which may cause problems when the flag is flown at half staff. you have to select the best location. Don’t settle on a location that can be challenging in case you decide on building expansion in the future. Save yourself some time and money by deciding on the best location for your flagpole right from the start.

Second –  Dig the proper hole for your pole size.  Your pole will extend usually 10% of the distance of the pole height above the ground.  Dig the hole about 4 to 6 times the diameter of the base of the pole and to the required depth.   Insert the sleeve provided with the pole into the center of the hole.

Third Fill the area around the sleeve with regular concrete.  Do not use a rapid setting mix as it will damage the sleeve.  Wait a day or two before inserting the pole into the sleeve.  Then plumb the pole with wooden wedges and fill the rest of the empty area with sand and drop flash collar to have a finished looking base. Oh, by the way, you did remember to add all the accessories and flash collar to the pole before dropping it into the sleeve, right?

Where to Turn for the Best Flagpole Installation

Now that you have some helpful advice on what to do when it comes to installing your flagpole, you will need to know where to turn to get it all started. At K.D. Scholten Co.,we work one-on-one with our clients to find the best setting, dig the safest hole, and mix the best cementing materials in order to provide you with the best flagpole installation in El Paso. Have things done right, contact us today.

The Benefits of Installing a Residential Fireplace

residential fireplace in el paso As the winter season leaves us and the days get longer and warmer, it is finally time for you to make that addition to your home you have always wanted: installing a residential fireplace. Following the style of traditional American homes, fireplaces can add great style to your home and keep you and your family warm years to come. A fireplace can add warmth and character, as well as adding to the value of your home.

What a Residential Fireplace Can Do

Aside from warming your home and keeping you nice and cozy during the cooler months, a fireplace can serve as the epicenter of your home for family parties and social gatherings. It can also serve as a great way to display your most beloved memories, pictures and more. Here at K.D. Scholten, we look to provide the most beautiful fireplace to grace your home and serve all of the above stated uses for your new fireplace.

Why Get a Fireplace From K.D. Scholten?

In El Paso, it may seem strange to want a residential fireplace due to the fact that we don’t really have cold weather, even in the winter. However, a fireplace provides more than warmth- it provides a centerpiece in your home, adds value and can add style and character to any room you decide to install it in.  At K.D. Scholten, we have a firm belief in excellent craftsmanship. Our staff will work together to bring your dream fireplace to life any time of the year. Contact us today.

What Type of Gas Logs Are Right for You?

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When looking for the right gas logs in El Paso, it can be confusing seeing all the different options you have. Knowing which ones are right for your fireplace or home can help your fireplace performance and longevity. At K.D. Scholten,  we can run you through the guide process and make sure you get the best gas logs for your needs.

The Two Types of Gas Logs.

To begin, you want to consider what type of log your home’s fireplace is equipped for. The two types of gas logs are Vented and Ventless gas logs. Vented gas logs can usually be connected to an existing gas line in your fireplace, though in rare cases a line might need to be installed in your fireplace. These logs do require an open ventilation system and provide a nice aesthetic yellow flame. The Ventless gas logs are often more expensive but provide significantly more heat and do not require an open ventilation system. There are some restrictions as to room type and amount of BTU’s allowed which are important for safety and comfort.

Why K.D. Scholten?

You can trust that K.D. Scholten not only provides you with any type, or size of gas logs you require but we can make sure that everything is installed to perfection. Our skill and knowledge makes us the leading provider of gas logs in El Paso. Contact us today.

It is Always Grilling Weather with the Perfect Outside BBQ Grill

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Getting outside BBQ grills  is a popular choice among our clients due to El Paso’s great grilling weather.  It seems that grilling is a year long pastime for our residents, so K.D. Scholten strives to provide the best equipment in which to indulge avid grillers.  Outside BBQ grills provide a great way for families to come together to make great memories and food.

What do Outdoor BBQ Grills Bring to Your Home?

An outdoor BBQ grill becomes the focal point of all family gatherings, and the source of delicious scents and flavors that are sure to keep you hungry, in some cases, all year long.  It also gives you another cooking medium that can come in handy for endless recipes. K.D. Scholten provides our clients with only the top of the line outside BBQ grills. We have a firm belief that if you buy cheap, it always be more expensive in the long run. That is why we only offer the finest in the grilling business. These grills can last for years and be very reliable. We are sure our grills will last through the seasons to provide delicious food for you for a long time.

What Outdoor BBQ Grills Do We Carry?  

We carry and professionally install such popular brands as:

  • American Outdoor Grill
  • Big Green Egg
  • Fire Magic
  • Lion
  • Broil Master
  • Napoleon

These brands are the most trusted among the culinary world and are used daily by grill masters and men across the country. Not only will we provide you with these outside grills, but we can install them for you to make sure it will work optimally for years to come.

For more information on our outdoor BBQ grills and other services we provide, contact us today.

Get Cozy in Front of a Nice Fire with Our Quality Hearth Products

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During the chilly winter is the perfect time for you to want to spend those cozy nights in front of a warm fireplace. Whether it is a real, built in fireplace or a rustic indoor stove, K.D. Scholten is here to make your desire come true by providing you with the best hearth products in El Paso. We offer some of the best hearth products on the market, whether it is for a wood burning stove, a traditional fireplace, or electrical fireplace.

Our hearth products range from the actual fireplaces and stoves to anything that has to do with them. Since we live in a desert, many families neglect their fireplaces and forget to maintain them as they should. This causes problems when you want to use them later on- but with our selection of hearth products, you will be able to have that fireplace crackling in no time. If you do not have a fireplace and want one, K.D. Scholten is where you will find the perfect fireplace or stove for you home, along with all the accessories you need to go with it.  

Add an incredible feature to your home to share with the rest of the family. We are dedicated to delivering the best quality in all the products and services we offer. We are the company you need to make your dream of a luxurious and comfortable fireplace in your home come true. Since our doors opened in 1983, we have been offering outdoor architectural services, hearth products, custom grills and more to accessorize your home with a unique touch.

At K.D. Scholten, you will find the exceptional hearth products in El Paso you want, and at the most competitive prices . Contact us today.

When You are Looking for Flagpoles, Call us

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You want your new home to have a new flag pole installed in the backyard to show your patriotism proudly. Luckily for you the best flagpoles in El Paso are found here at K.D. Scholten.

With K.D. Scholten,  you can rest assured that we will get the job done right. We have a strong sense of premier workmanship that is a top priority for all of our professionals. You have absolutely nothing to worry about when you contract us because installing flagpoles is what we do best, and we are proud of it. Here at K.D Scholten, we truly believe our work speaks for itself. We know how to deliver quality craftsmanship on all our projects. We understand what it takes to get a job done right, and in an efficient manner. Since 1983, we have been providing premier construction specialty services to all our customers. We take pride in what we do and in our country just as you do so we always try to implement our work ethic into every project

Our staff is always friendly and ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have with your flagpole. We deliver nothing short of quality and a fine product. Since our service have been available we have maintained an A plus rating with the BBB and have never received a complaint. Contact us today.