Are certified fire pits more expensive?

Yes - because these manufacturers bear the cost of ongoing testing for their products and increased production costs for not cutting corners, costs tend to be higher. Paying extra for a UL or CSA certified fire pit is worth the investment in added safety, security, and warranty coverage. Our vendors test every product before they leave the factory to ensure our strictest-in-the-industry quality standards are met. Items in our store have been tested by our team for confidence - so you can feel confident too.