Why do I need Fireplace Glass Doors
Fireplace Glass Doors provide safety for you and your home. Children and pets are not able to be hurt by a fire while the fireplace doors are closed. Sparks and embers are not able to intrude into your home and damage flooring. Fireplace Glass Doors will even keep stray logs from rolling out into the room.
Fireplaces are notoriously inefficient. Even with the fireplace damper closed, a normal fireplace is going to allow your conditioned air to escape up the chimney. Fireplace Glass Doors create a barrier between your home and the outside, reducing energy costs and allowing you to enjoy your fireplace without the concern of high energy bills.
The fireplace is designed to be the focal point of the living room. Fireplace Glass Doors dramatically improve the appearance of the fireplace. There are a limitless number of styles and frame finishes to choose from, sure to match any homes decor.
Which Fireplace Glass Door do I need?
To find the right door for your home, you must answer a few questions. First, do you have a masonry of zero clearance fireplace.
Masonry vs. Zero Clearance. A Zero Clearance fireplace (also called pre-fab fireplace and factory built fireplace) is premade and is very popular in newer homes. The firebox on zero clearance fireplaces is made of metal which allows the firebox to have very little clearance between the metal and the combustible components of your house. You can tell if you have a zero clearance fireplace simply by checking to see if the firebox is metal vs brick. Many zero clearance fireplaces have refactory panels that look like brick, so be sure to check carefully. You can also tell if you have a zero clearance fireplace by checking the chimney on the outside of your home. A chimney for a zero clearance fireplace is round and usually boxed in with the same siding material that your house features. A masonry fireplace always has a brick chimney. On zero clearance fireplaces, the make and model are typically posted on a metal plate towards to top of the fireplace, inside the firebox.
The zero clearance fireplaces are designed to allow cooling air to insulate the firebox from the structure of your home. For this reason, the fireplace glass doors must be designed in such a way the they do not restrict the air from insulating the firebox. Gaps between the glass and frame on fireplace glass doors for zero clearnance fireplaces exist in order to allow for the same airflow as designed by the manufacturer of the fireplace.
What style to choose? There is a greater selection of fireplace glass doors for masonry fireplace than for zero clearance fireplaces. Masonry fireplaces can accomodate aluminum, wrought iron and steel doors. Styles, designs and finishes are endless!
How to Measure? Measuring for a fireplace glass doors is easy. In most cases, the only measurements needed are the width and height of the opening of the fireplace and the location of the lintel. For help with measuring, simply call one of our technical sales reps at 1-800-919-1904, and they will be happy to walk you through the process.
How to Purchase a Fireplace Glass Door? Each fireplace glass door on our website has a "Build Your Glass Door Package" page which walks you step by step through the process of choosing the correct size and options. Once you have made your selections, simply press the button to add it to your shopping cart.