About Fireplace Doors
Fireplace doors are placed on the front of an electric, gas, or wood-burning fireplace. They are generally glass and/or metal, fireplace glass doors being the most popular. Doors come in three types: swinging (cabinet style door), bifold (folding style door), and bifold track/trackless doors (track are attached to the frame and trackless fireplace doors are not attached except at the hinge point).
Using glass fireplace doors, or any other type of door or screen on a fireplace keeps sparks from escaping a gas or wood-burning fire. They also assist in cleaner and hotter burning, which takes some of the burden off your HVAC.
Can You Put Doors on Any Fireplace?
Whether you want fireplace doors to give your style a boost or it’s more a functional choice, you can put doors on any fireplace. The doors come in standard sizes that will fit most firebox openings. Simply follow manufacturer directions to insert the door into the opening of the firebox, secure, and you’re on your way.
You might also want to check out fireplace door screens. These don’t have to be attached to your fireplace. They are essentially a screen with doors, so you simply set it in front of the fireplace.
Are Fireplace Doors Worth It?
Almost without fail, the answer is yes. It is a small investment with a big return. A fireplace with doors is more energy efficient. It is safer for children, pets, and for protecting your home from rogue sparks and embers. It can finish a look, add style, and cover up unsightly fireboxes quickly and affordably. It’s one of the quickest ways to give your fireplace a makeover.
Investing in a quality fireplace door is a wise choice. It’s essential to consider your specific needs and consult with a professional for guidance on selecting the right doors for your fireplace. Connect with our service team to talk about your fireplace doors today!