Metal vs Stone Chimney Surround
When you are trying to decide between metal or a stone chimney surround, there are a few different things for you to consider. The metal version will typically perform better and it will be a little bit less expensive to install. Most metal chimney surrounds have brackets that will bolt down to the roof. The stone chimney surrounds are more difficult to install as you have to use mortar and a trowel.
The metal surrounds will also be a little bit easier for you to clean. The stone can get mineral deposits on it and quickly start to look bad.