Why you Need Glass Fireplace Doors
One question often asked about fireplaces is whether glass doors are a necessity. Like many components of fireplaces, glass doors can service a number of purposes. Among the most important is keeping your fireplace from allowing your home’s heat from escaping through the chimney.
An open fireplace is like an open window, but tightly closed glass doors will keep the heat in when the fireplace isn’t in use.
When the fireplace is in use, it’s best to keep the doors open to allow adequate airflow to fuel the fire, and to enjoy the warmth from the fire. For safety however, always use a mesh screen to keep embers from popping out of the fireplace and onto the nearby floor or guests. Also, a smoky fire will result if you keep the door closed when burning.
If you have an existing fireplace that is in need of new doors, glass doors are available in a variety of styles to match the decor of your fireplace and home. If you’re considering a new fireplace, most factory-built units come with doors already installed.
When you’re ready to consider new doors for your fireplace, be sure to measure accurately. A tight fit is key to keeping your home’s heat from escaping. We recommend you use a professional chimney company to ensure proper fit and installation of your fireplace doors.
Accurate measurement also will help you determine if you need custom-made doors, or if there are stock options available.
For more information about glass fireplace doors and their benefits, or to inquire about our chimney cleaning service, contact us today.