Your fireplace is one of the most popular areas in your home, and you want to be sure this area is set up as perfectly as popular. Having a set of fireplace tools can make tasks, like tending to the fire and cleaning up after each fire, much easier, but you should also consider installing glass doors and a screen in front of the fireplace. Both of these fireplace components have excellent benefits that can improve your safety, the energy efficiency of your home, and the appearance of your hearth. All Seasons Chimney & Masonry would like to tell you more about the advantages of fireplace screens and glass fireplace doors so you can understand exactly why they are so important.
Glass Fireplace Doors
- Save money on heating and cooling bills.
Have you noticed an increase in your utility bills? Your traditional fireplace may be causing that increase. In the summer, cool indoor air can escape out of your home through the fireplace, and cold outside air continuously blows into your home from the chimney. To solve this problem, you can have glass doors installed in front of your fireplace to stop this constant air flow. You will notice a reduction in your heating and cooling costs after installing glass fireplace doors.
- Increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Stopping that flow of air also allows your home to be much more energy efficient. Some people worry that glass fireplace doors will block the heat from the fire, but the opposite is actually true. Glass doors can triple the amount of heat that is provided from the fireplace since the heat from the fire will radiate through the doors.
- Update the look of your hearth.
Glass fireplace doors come in a variety of styles, so whether you prefer a classic or contemporary look, you can find the perfect set of doors to match your decor. If you are considering making a change in the appearance of your fireplace, installing glass doors is an economical way to update the look.
- Improve fireplace safety in your home.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends installing a mesh metal screen in front of your fireplace to stop flying sparks and embers from landing on your floor or furniture and starting an accidental fire. A fireplace screen is also very important when you have children and/or pets. Even though glass doors will keep little ones from being directly exposed to flames, the doors can get very hot. A screen will prevent your kids from touching the doors and burning themselves.
As you can see, your fireplace area is not complete without glass doors and a screen. If you would like to add these components to your fireplace, contact us at All Seasons Chimney & Masonry. We can help you pick out the perfect set of glass doors and the best screen as well as professionally install them to ensure a proper fit.