We all love a cozy fireplace to warm us up during the cold season or just to bring ambiance to space. Air sealed glass doors for fireplaces are not only elegant but efficient in that they eliminate excess air loss from your home through your chimney. The air sealed door is made with tempered or ceramic glass. Each door is custom built to provide maximum viewing area of the fire. By eliminating the center bar, the door retains the Full View of the fire.
Remember, when you have a fire, you will need oxygen. Oxygen is a major component in your fireplace that will keep your fireplace blazing, without oxygen, you do not have a fire. Air sealed doors are made to help make your fire more efficient and keep air from coming out of the fireplace not to keep the air from going in.
Fire safety codes require a 1/8 inch gap around a fireplace door for proper airflow and to prevent overheating. So while our air sealed enclosures are not truly 100% airtight, it's the pre-installed fireplace door gasket seal around the edge of the doors that prevents them from being drafty. We have custom sizing available to ensure that your wood-burning fireplace glass door fits snuggly in your firebox for optimized efficiency.
Some of our energy-efficient enclosures come with tempered safety glass, while others offer the added bonus of ceramic glass door panels! High-temperature pyroceram allows you to burn a fire while your fireplace doors are shut, without having to worry about the glass panes breaking under extreme heat exposure.
Remember that if you decide to go with the tempered glass, that you will need to have your fireplace doors OPEN while there is fire lit. You can close the doors once the fire has gone out. Tempered glass cannot handle the heat like ceramic glass can. If you close your tempered glass doors, they will shatter.
Finish colors, various methods of spark protection, and damper options are also available when selecting one of these air seal enclosure with a fireplace door deal. Our high-quality steel doors are American made, and free shipping is included with all of our products.
Recently, we had some customers ask if they could install an airtight ceramic glass door on a see-through fireplace in order to burn a fire with the doors closed. The answer is yes. Ceramic glass has a higher heat rating than tempered glass. It does allow you to burn a fire with the doors shut without shattering from the extreme temperatures generated from within the firebox. Tempered glass fireplace doors will shatter if closed while the flames are going. In addition, the gasket seal around the edges of our ceramic glass doors prevents the enclosures from being too drafty.
As a safety precaution related to this case study, remember that you should always burn a fire with open doors if using tempered glass doors. You may keep your doors closed ONLY if you are installing ceramic glass fireplace doors. We highly recommend purchasing the same type of glass fireplace enclosure for both sides of a see-through application.
The air sealed doors can NOT be installed on a factory-built fireplace, like the prefab black steel fireboxes. You can ONLY install the air sealed doors on a masonry fireplace.
Are sealed fireplace doors airtight?
What is pyroceram glass?
How does the damper close/ seal on the Supreme Air Sealed Masonry Fireplace Door?
How do I know if my damper is open?
Is it necessary to purchase a ceramic glass door for each side of the see-through fireplace, or can one opening be closed off with a single pane of ceramic glass or masonry?
Is it better to keep the fireplace doors open or closed?
Do fireplaces make a house colder?
Is an air-sealed door still required per ICC building code?