By Charles Wheat - September 2008 Issue
Superior is a brand that is owned by Lennox Hearth Products, one of the largest companies that is involved in the hearth industry. The company competes in several different markets and is a diversified manufacturer that has over 15,000 employees across the world. The company had 2006 sales of over $3.7 billion. The company has four main divisions; residential heating and cooling, commercial heating and cooling, service experts, and refrigeration. The superior brand is brand of fireplace products that is aimed specifically at architects and builders while the Lennox brand is aimed at consumers.
Under the Superior product line, Lennox offers an array of product for builders. Lennox has several direct-vent gas fireplaces. In addition, the company also offers several vent-free fireplaces and gas logs. There are also two wood burning fireplace models that feature chimney style venting. In addition, Superior also has one gas fireplace insert called the SDVI. Together, these product provide good options for builders looking to install either gas or wood fireplaces.
Most Superior product offer a 20 year limited warranty on the fireplace products. This is an important indicator of quality for builders and is a standard warranty for these types of products. For homeowners, the warranty should also offer protection since it gives the homeowner confidence that the builder will have the backing of manufacturer in case a problem comes up. The builder would be more likely to fix this since the product is under warranty.
Lennox is a large company with a strong presence in the heating and cooling industry. This ensures that the company will not go away in a couple of years. In addition, its vast array of dealers and adoption by the builder market also makes it easier to get a professional to help with a problem with the fireplace. For builders, it makes it easier to find a certified professional who can install and service the fireplaces under warranty.
For the contact information for Superior Fireplaces, go to the page for Lennox Hearth Products.