Fireplaces in the home aren’t going away anytime soon. They’ve been around for centuries, with millions of homes boasting their warmth and coziness. In 2013, 43.6 million homes had a fireplace with 50% of them being wood burning. Obviously, the number has grown since then. Today’s many enclosure options offer more safety and efficiency than ever. It’s a great time to find a fireplace door that meets your home’s needs! Let’s discover 5 reasons fireplace doors are a must-have.
#1 – Energy Efficiency
Outdoor temperatures are always working against that power bill and the fireplace is basically an open door for summer heat and winter cold. When left open in the winter, the fireplace will allow warm air to escape up and out the chimney and in the summer cool air from indoors is able to escape from the chimney. In both cases, fireplace glass doors increase efficiency by minimizing the amount of air lost up the chimney. In simple terms, a fireplace door saves you money!
#2 – Safety
We all love the crackling, popping sound fire creates as it burns, but embers that jump from the fireplace can burn people or pets sitting nearby. Fireplace doors and screens put a barrier between the fire and your home, your family, and your pets. They also keep embers and crackling logs safely in the firebox. Tip: you’ll want to make sure your door comes with a screen, as most glass is actually not designed to have the doors closed with a burning fire. The exception is a high-heat pyro ceramic glass which allow you to burn with the doors closed. Contact a dealer near you to find out more!
#3 - Hide the Unsightliness of an Open Firebox
Following on the heels of safety, is the messiness of an open firebox. Fireplace doors subtly tidy up the appearance of a firebox, keep ashes where they belong, and just generally keep your hearth cleaner during the burn season.
#4 – Aesthetics
With many gorgeous options offered, you can choose a fireplace door that fits the look and feel of your home, whether it’s rustic, modern, farmhouse or anything in between. One of our goals at Stoll Industries is to create a custom look for every home, including yours!
#5 – Fireplace Facelift (more aesthetics)
Looks matter, right? Prefabricated fireboxes are anything but artistic or attractive. They bring the beauty of fire into the home and offer safety but that’s about as far as they go! There are so many gorgeous refacing options, we’d do you a disservice not to mention them. Mounting them is so simple, they actually pop onto your prefabricated box with magnets. (Super strength magnets, to be exact. These aren’t your grandma’s refrigerator magnets.) Check out our custom reface options to fit your home aesthetic and cozy up that metal box.