When you hear the term “airtight,” what is really being conveyed here is that the masonry fireplace door has had gaskets (or seals) installed around the inside of the door frame, as well as around the glass. While no fireplace door is 100% airtight, the gaskets do help to achieve a state of minimal air loss.
As of 2016, an update to the International Building Code was made, stating that newly constructed masonry fireplaces need to have either a tight fitting flue damper or gasketed fireplace doors in order to operate. This new code is beneficial for a couple of reasons:
Fireplace doors that do not have gaskets can still be every bit as efficient as an air sealed door. A custom fit door that is properly installed is your best bet for ensuring reliable, energy-saving performance.
Wood burning fireplaces are meant to be enjoyed with their glass doors open. A fireplace mesh curtain helps to contain sparks and embers within the firebox, protecting your loved ones from injury and your belongings from damage. There are many different styles available. Fireplace Doors Online is going to explain these all to you:
CURTAINS/ HANGING MESH
SINGLE-BAR CURTAINS/HANGING MESH
Unless adding a fireplace door is going to weaken the structural integrity of your masonry fireplace, you do not need a lintel bar to install a fireplace door. In the event that the addition of a lintel bar is needed, we highly recommend contacting a professional mason to complete this installation for you.
If the door you have obtained is not quite tall enough to fill the fireplace opening, a riser bar may be needed to fill that gap. (Certain fireplace door models actually require a riser bar to function properly.)
Improve fireplace efficiency with replacement doors! Did you know that 80% or more of the heat from a fire exits through the chimney? That's pretty significant (and costly!) when you consider the investment you've made into a heating application to keep you and your loved ones warm. Consider the windows in your home - you wouldn't leave them open during the winter months, would you? One of the simplest things you can do to improve the efficiency of your heat source is to add or update fireplace glass doors!
Yes! Fireplace door glass is made from heat resistant tempered or ceramic glass, depending on the type of heating application that you have.
While the world may be much easier for manufacturers if there were such a thing, a universal fireplace door does not exist.
This is actually good news for you! Just like your home, a fireplace is unique in it's design. Whether you have a masonry fireplace that was constructed along with your house, or a factory-built unit that was installed more recently, your fireplace was made according to the layout and structure of your home. Therefore, your fireplace doors are one-of-a-kind as well. Obtaining a “universal” door (if it existed) would mean that you would get a “one-size-fits-most” model, and nine times out of ten, your fireplace opening would not fall into that minuscule size category.
There is, however, such a thing as a standard door. These custom fireplace doors are available in the most common sizes for masonry fireplace openings and are designed to be exact fits. They are overlap style doors, and most can be customized by finish, glass tint, spark protection, and handle style. There are some replacement fireplace doors that have limited features to personalize, but are no less beautiful and functional than those with more design options.
There are many benefits to adding a glass door to your fireplace! The aesthetic factor alone is enough for some people, but fireplace doors offer a sense of safety above their good looks.
Fireplace screen vs glass doors. Both of these fireplace accessories are important when it comes to safely enjoying your application. However, they are meant to serve two different purposes.
The roller track on this door will be twice the size of your fireplace opening. For example, if your fireplace opening is 18 inches wide, then the roller track will be 36 inches wide.
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