What would be the pros and cons of surface and lentel mount? I have a full masonry fireplace. Also what comes with the hood as far as mounting parts i.e. brackets, screws, etc.
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:29 PM

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The main advantage of the lintel mount hood is that it does not take up any space on the facing of your fireplace. It is also helpful because you do not have to drill into the facing material, which can be difficult to do if it is tile or marble. The hood simply secures to the underside of the lintel, just inside the fireplace opening. The surface mount hood is necessary if the fireplace is a manufactured unit with no lintel or if the fireplace has screens that would interfere with the mounting of the hood. The surface mount hood is more noticeable than the lintel mount, as it mounts above your fireplace opening, but it does offer more projection than a lintel mount. This is helpful if you have a mantel that projects into the room a good deal. Both hoods only require basic hardware to install. Screws and anchors are provided, though for some applications, it may be necessary to purchase longer screws and/or masonry anchors.

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