If you have an open fireplace, the addition of a glass door (also known as a glass enclosure) is an important consideration- in some towns it may even be a requirement. Although it is a beautiful accent for your fireplace, the main function of a glass door is to reduce heat loss from your home.
With any wood burning fireplace or gas log set, the damper inside must be fully open when burning. As the fire dies out, you cannot close the damper or you’ll get a room full of smoke. Leaving the damper open through the night allows room air/ your furnace heated air to travel out the chimney.
With glass doors, when the fire is dying out, you would close the doors to prevent the heat loss. A glass door will not give you any extra heat, but will help you keep your furnace-heated air in your house prevent heat loss. Closed glass doors also guard against sparks and burning embers, as does the fine mesh safety screens when the doors are open. There are as many styles of glass doors as there are consumer desires and custom doors can be made to fit any size or shape of fireplace.
The majority of the glass doors that we sell are made to your specifications. Scott or Martha can help you choose the frame style and color, color of the glass, style of the screen and handles that best fit your fireplace and décor. Custom doors are a special order and typically take between five and eight weeks.
Nordic does stock some standard sized glass doors that might fit your fireplace. A standard sized will have limited choices in colors and cannot be customized.
Stop on by with the measuring form filled out and perhaps a picture or two of the fireplace and we can provide you with a quote. If it fits the budget and all is a go, we will go to your home and double check the dimensions before ordering.