Can I install a wood burning insert into my factory built fireplace?

There are very few manufacturers of wood burning inserts that are listed to be installed into the manufactured or "zero clearance" type fireplace.

Those that are listed have exacting installation requirements that may be difficult to achieve.

Shop carefully for this option and be sure to understand the limitations!

How do tell if an insert will fit my fireplace?

In order to determine if an insert will fit and which insert fits best, the fireplace needs to be measured. The opening width and height need to be measured, if it is an arched fireplace, measure the height at the center as well as the sides. The depth from the opening to the back wall of the fireplace, also the height and width of the back wall should be measured.