Glass Fireplace Doors
Whether you have a gas, pellet or wood-burning fireplace insert, the proper fireplace glass doors will add the finishing touch to your hearth and add a functional barrier to retain heat and sparks. Young children and pets will be protected from unexpected flying embers, and doors can keep out unwelcome pests which may enter your home through the chimney.
Glass doors for the fireplace also improve heat retention. Some experts estimate that glass doors can reduce heat loss by up to 90 percent by keeping cool air out and warm air in.
Selecting the Right Fireplace Glass Door
The Stove Center is a proud distributor of Portland Willamette glass fireplace doors and premium products and furnishings throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Once you measure your fireplace opening, you can select from a wide range of finishes and styles to create a door exactly to your liking.
Do you have a unique shape of fireplace opening, such as an arch? If you require a custom glass fireplace door to be made, speak to one of our sales team who will be happy to help.
Size. Measure the width and height of your fireplace opening from top to bottom and from left to right.
Frame finish. Select from a variety of finishes including gold, black, bronze, stainless steel, vintage iron and more.
Door trim finish. You can choose to match the door trim to the frame, or have a contrast.
Door style. Select from a full folding door or a cabinet style door.
Glass finish. Select from clear, smoky, bronze or black with the option of beveled edges.
Handle. Select from a variety of metal finishes and looks, from contemporary to traditional.
Bi-Fold Doors vs. Cabinet-Style Fireplace Doors
Struggling with deciding between bi-folds or cabinet-style doors? Here are some considerations when selecting a type of glass fireplace door.
Bi-fold doors. These are doors which open like a folding closet and are more difficult for young children to open. Bi-folds come in trackless or tracked options. Tracked doors are the most popular option as they are sturdy and less prone to breaking. Trackless doors can be folded back completely allowing for a wider view of the fire.
Cabinet doors. With a more streamlined look, some owners prefer cabinet doors. They are also slightly more energy-efficient as they have fewer seams and openings than bi-folds. However, since these doors can open easily with a slight pull, those with small children in the house need to be watchful.
Keeping Your Glass Fireplace Doors Clean
Over time, glass doors for your fireplace may develop a layer of soot or residue. To keep your hearth tidy, it’s best to clean the fireplace glass doors regularly. Luckily, with the right cleaning products, it’s easy to remove any built-up residue.
It’s important to select the right type of cleaning product for your fireplace or stove. Some inferior products may scratch or leave residue on the glass. Some products are formulated specifically to remove white residue that is common in gas burning log fireplaces. Other cleaners are designed to remove tough creosote and soot commonly found in wood stoves.