Adding a Glass Door to your Fireplace
Glass doors are a must-have accessory for gas and wood fireplaces. Whether you have a traditional masonry fireplace or a pre-fab unit, glass door sets can enhance the appearance of your hearth while offer a range of other benefits that you don’t want to miss out on!
You wouldn’t think that something as simple as a glass fireplace door could make such a difference in how you enjoy your fireplace. But the fact is, a well-made and well-fitted door set provides numerous homeowner benefits. Here are the two most popular reasons to install glass fireplace doors.
Backdraft reduction & utility cost savings. In addition to air rushing through the fireplace and up the chimney, air can also rush in the other direction, forming a backdraft. The result is a cold (or hot) draft that travels into your living space. With the glass fireplace doors closed when your fireplace is not in use, you can eliminate these uncomfortable drafts from the chimney. An open fireplace is just like an open window. Installing glass fireplace doors can minimize the amount of air lost up the chimney which saves you money!
When it’s hot outside and you’ve got the AC cranked up, the last thing you need is for all that nice (and expensive!) cool air to find its way into the fireplace and then escape through the chimney. Fireplace doors make a perfect seal between a home’s interior air and the great outdoors.
Safety. Safety should be of paramount importance to all homeowners using a fireplace. Many glass fireplace door sets come withe a built in screen that prevents unsafe conditions like escaping sparks and embers that could cause a fire. If you leaving a fire unattended to burn out while you head to bed, the glass doors can be shut and the fire will be contained while it burns out, keeping children & pets safe from the open flames.
Installing a modern set of glass fireplace doors is a great way to complete the look of your open burning hearth. With so many designs, colors, finishes, and shapes, you will be able to find a door that can complement any décor & style.
Burlington Fireplace & Heating of Wisconsin is committed to helping homeowners run their fireplaces with the highest levels of efficiency and safety. Shop us first for a wide selection of great-looking glass fireplace doors and all other hearth-related products you’re interested in. Visit our website, or call (262) 763-3522.