How to Install a Fireplace Mantel
When you buy a new fireplace mantel, your job is not done. There is still the point of having the mantel properly installed. Although your mantel provider should give you the appropriate instructions for the specific mantel that you purchase, there are some general guidelines to consider when installing the mantel yourself.
First, you will need to decide the exact placement of your fireplace mantel. As long as the measurements we made correctly when ordering, it should not be too difficult. Depending on the material of the mantel, you should make sure there is enough space between the opening of the fireplace and the mantel. You may need to check on the safety guidelines for your area.
Once you correctly mark out exactly where your mantel will stand, you will need to make sure that the fireplace mantel can be attached securely to the wall surrounding the fireplace. You will need to make sure to find the studs or wall supports so that your mantel will not fall over and tear out part of the wall if it falls.
While it is possible to install a fireplace mantel by yourself, it does not hurt to have the experts in mantel installation in Orange County assist you. At SoCal Fireplace Mantels, we are available to do the job for you so that you can be sure that all guidelines and safety precautions are met so that you can enjoy your new mantel for many years to come.
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