A lot of people believe that glass doors are just another accessory that is designed for aesthetic purposes only, but that is not true. Glass doors serve multiple purposes that homeowners are unaware of. Below is a list of benefits that glass doors provide to you home and fireplace.
Keeps Unwanted Smoke From Entering your Home
One of the first benefits from installing a glass door onto your fireplace is preventing smoke from entering your home. Smoke from burning wood is harmful to your lungs and you home, it can stain your ceiling, and it can be a hard to get the smell of smoke out of your clothes and furniture. Commonly, smoke will be pushed into your home from downdrafts in your chimney, but installing a glass door will eliminate that problem.
Increases Home Safety
Glass doors will act as a barrier between the fire and the rest of your home. Active wood fires should always be monitored for sparks and embers that fly out of the fireplace. A single spark or ember that goes unnoticed could result in a furniture catching on fire or worst a house fire. Installing these doors will keep sparks and embers inside the fireplace and keep your home safe.
If you have a family, a glass door is ideal for preventing your children or pets from accidently getting burned from the flame. It is also important to explain to your family, while the glass door can prevent you from getting burned by the flame, the glass door can harm you if touched when hot. It is recommended to get a protective screen in front of your fireplace to keep your children from getting burned.
Increases Energy Efficiency
Fireplaces and chimneys are usually the reasons why some homeowners’ heating and a cooling bill can be high. Dampers in fireplaces don’t usually provide a perfect seal that prevents air from escaping through, and they can be as bad as leaving a window open. As beautiful and beneficial a fireplace can be to your home, it is important to ensure you investment is a smart one. Glass doors greatly increase energy efficiency to your home and can help create a better seal for your fireplace.
Fireplace Glass Doors Reduces Clean up
Typically, fireplaces require constant maintenance when using them and unless you have a glass door covering your fireplace the maintenance can include the surrounding area. Glass doors can eliminate or reduce the amount of clean up after every use, making it ideal for frequent users.