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Proven Technology
When deciding which fireplace to use in your home it is important to know all of the facts.  Isokern Fireplaces are the original in modular fireplaces and the technology has been around for decades.  All Isokern products (both indoor and outdoor fireplaces) are Quality Controlled, manufactured right here in the US at our facility in Chesapeake, Virginia and are tested and listed to the highest standards.

Quality Controlled, Manufactured in the USA
The Isokern product line is manufactured with a proprietary mixture of high grade refractory Icelandic Pumice which does not expand or contract like modular fireplaces made with concrete and inferior pumice.  Our Quality Controlled manufacturing process ensures that each fireplace and chimney component is standardized and cleanly finished.

Strong & Simple Design
The simplicity and superiority of the design in the modular Isokern Fireplace & Chimney Systems are evidenced by the obvious “copies” on the market allow for easy and accurate installations with no variations unless requested as a Custom box.

Ease of Installation & Comparative Pricing
Isokern Fireplace & Chimney System’s modular components make an installation go quickly and easily.  Due to the properties of the material, the components are more lightweight, while retaining UL 127 and UL103HT (respectively) listings.  Similar modular components, such as those made by FireRock, are thicker and heavier and do not have the refractive or insulative properties of our pumice.  Consequently, Isokern Fireplace & Chimney Systems are less expensive to purchase and install than your traditional masonry fireplace (which all differ from installation to installation) and will last a lifetime, unlike metal box fireplaces or inexpensive concrete systems.

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The Facts

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Warranty

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Owned & Manufactured in the USA

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 N/A

Over 80 Years Quality & Experience

 Yes

 No

 No

 Yes

Perfected Method of Moulding

 Yes

 No

 No

 N/A

Quality Controlled Manufacturing Plant

 Yes

 No

 No

 N/A

High Altitude Icelandic Volcanic Pumice (Stable)

 Yes

 No

 No

 N/A

High Concrete Content (Higher Breakage)

 No

 Yes

 Yes

 N/A

Proportionate Engineering (Flue Size to Firebox Ratio)

 Yes

 No

 No

 per Code

Architectural Support

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Consistent Ownership

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Original Design

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Outdoor Only

 No

 No

 Yes

 No

Tested & Listed to

 

 

 

 

UL127

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

UL103HT

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

ULC S610

 Yes

 No

 No

 Built Individually to Code

ANSI Z223.1

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

ANSI Z21.50

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Multi-Story / Multi-Family Systems

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

EPA Voluntary Wood Burning Fireplace Program

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Qualified Phase 2

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

Cost Savings

 

 

 

 

Materials

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Installation / Labor

 Yes

 No

 No

 No



ISOKERN: Built to last a lifetime

ISOKERN: Built to last a lifetime

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