Improve the Safety and Efficiency of Your Fireplace or Wood-Burning Stove by Installing Glass Doors

There is little else more soothing than a roaring fire. The pop and crackle of the flames creates a kind of peacefulness. It can be easy to be lulled into forgetting the reality that those pops and crackles could send dangerous sparks and embers flying out into your living space. A wayward ember can land on your hardwood floors and leave permanent damage – or worse – make contact with a flammable rug or curtain nearby.

We haven’t painted the most comforting picture here, but we do have good news! You can continue to enjoy a restful evening fireside without worrying about the safety of your family and home. By installing glass doors on your fireplace or wood-burning stove, you’ll create a barrier that catches fiery strays and improves heating efficiency.

To learn more about the benefits of glass doors or to set up an appointment for installation, call Mason’s Chimney Service at 800-559-6276 or reach out to us online.\

Is the Glass on Fireplace Doors Safe?

The glass on fireplace doors is specifically designed with safety at the forefront. It’s typically made from tempered glass that can withstand extremely high temperatures. If it somehow does break due to high heat – which is exceedingly rare – it is made to do so by shattering into small, dull-edged pieces that reduce the risk of serious injuries compared to regular glass.

What Are the Advantages of Installing Glass Doors?

Why should you invest in installing glass doors on your wood stove or fireplace? For a relatively low upfront cost, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Increased safety. A fire is unpredictable, even one that is contained by a fireplace or wood stove. Without glass doors, hot sparks and embers can escape the firebox and potentially ignite nearby objects. This is especially dangerous if you have children or pets in your home.
  • Better heating. One of the most cited drawbacks of open fireplaces is that they draw too much warm air up the chimney, essentially sucking heat out of your living space. Glass doors help stop warm air from escaping and recirculate that heated air inside the room.
  • Reduced energy bills. A fireplace or wood stove with glass doors allows your home to retain more heat which means you can use your fireplace or wood stove less. This may reflect on your monthly heating costs.
  • They look great. Glass doors don’t only serve a functional purpose, but they also have an undeniable aesthetic appeal. You can even add your own touch as they come in a bevy of styles and finishes that will complement your interior decor. Whether you want a modern look or something more old-fashioned, there are glass doors available to fit your style. 
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How Do I Take Care of Glass Doors on My Heating Appliance?

Caring for glass doors on your heating appliance is simple. If you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, you may notice that soot and creosote accumulate more quickly with regular use than a gas-fueled system. Get out your manufacturer’s manual and see what they recommend to clean glass doors as they may have special instructions or preferred products.

When in doubt, avoid abrasive tools or cleaners with a ton of chemicals as they can be dangerous to your health. Most importantly, remember to schedule a chimney sweeping with Mason’s Chimney Service at least once per year.

Can I Install Glass Doors on My Fireplace or Wood Stove Myself?

Although installing glass doors on your fireplace or wood stove seems like a straightforward DIY task you can take on over a weekend, it can be tricky. Installing them correctly takes more than just guesswork and a YouTube tutorial video. If you don’t get it right, it can lead to carbon monoxide leaks, reduced efficiency, and potential fire hazards.

Bringing in a professional is the only way to be sure that the job is done correctly to ensure the safety of your family and your property. We’ve been in the chimney business since 1955, so we can assure you that we have the experience to handle potential challenges like uneven surfaces and can guarantee a secure fit that prevents leaks and maximizes heat retention.

Keep Your Home Safe and Install Glass Doors on Your Wood Stove or Fireplace

Your fireplace or wood stove should be the centerpiece of your home. If it’s lacking in appearance or you have concerns about its safety, consider installing glass doors. Contact the team at Mason’s Chimney Service today. Our expert technicians will see that the installation process is as smooth and seamless as possible. Call us now at 800-559-6276 or reach out to us online.


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