If you’re considering installing a new fireplace glass door for your property in the Westchester County, New York area, chances are you probably have a few questions. Finding the right product as well as the right company to install your fireplace glass door can make a world of difference in the final results you can expect. In this article, we’ll take some time to consider some of the questions potential customers may have about glass fireplace doors in general, the products available from Kelloggs & Lawrence (located in Katonah, NY), and our installation service.
1. What advantages does installing a fireplace glass door offer to fireplace owners?
There are a number of key benefits you can experience if you choose to install one of our fireplace glass doors. They’re ideal for blocking logs and sparks from entering your home and causing a fire. They can also make a fireplace look more stylish and sophisticated. Another benefit is the reduction of smoke along with the potential lowering of your energy bills. Finally, fireplace glass doors are often required to meet current building codes.
2. Can installing a fireplace glass door prevent my fireplace from smoking?
The answer to this question can only be found on a case-by-case basis. If you notice that your fireplace smokes especially right when you start a fire or right when the fire goes out, chances are good that a fireplace glass door will help you. This is because you can shut it during the times when it normally smokes and then open it once the fire builds up to a full blaze. If the fireplace smokes consistently throughout the entire time you have your fire going, then there may be a problem with your chimney that will need to be addressed. A certified expert from our facility can come out to your home to help determine the seriousness of your fireplace smoking problem as well as recommend an effective solution.
3. Will a fireplace glass door fit over a rough stone opening?
Some clients with rough stone fireplace entrances are worried that either our fireplace glass doors won’t fit securely or else they will block the unique look of these rustic-looking openings. Fortunately at Kelloggs & Lawrence, we have an installation method that takes care of both concerns. For these instances, we will use doors that are designed to fit just on the inside of the fireplace opening. These will be placed between one and several inches behind the opening and secured with mortar for a clean, custom fit appearance that won’t hide the rough stone at all.
4. Is it possible to get a screen without glass installed?
Some homeowners, for whatever reason, prefer a screen instead of a fireplace glass door. At Kelloggs & Lawrence, we can install a door that’s made with mesh rather than glass if that’s what you prefer. Keep in mind, however, that if you go with this option, you won’t enjoy the potential energy savings a fireplace glass door would provide by blocking drafts when your fireplace is not in use.
5. How can you avoid fireplace glass doors and screens sticking?
The solution to this problem lies with the quality of the product. Many cheaply made fireplace door and screen products tend to bind and stick. With the high-quality Bosse and Stoll doors available from Kelloggs & Lawrence, you shouldn’t experience this problem. That’s because the doors are sturdy and made up of solid panels with screens installed on them. The latches on them can be secured to prevent logs from falling out of the fireplace entrances.
Hopefully, this article has answered some of the questions you may have about fireplace glass doors and screens. If you want more information about this service or you’d like to set up an estimate, feel free to contact Kelloggs & Lawrence at your earliest convenience.
Kelloggs & Lawrence of Katonah, NY
Kelloggs & Lawrence Hardware in Katonah, NY (www.kelloggsandlawrence.com), is Westchester County’s trusted fireplace specialty store and your one-stop source for these and all your other fireplace accessory needs. Contact Kelloggs & Lawrence Hardware today to transform your unfinished open fireplace into an elegant masterpiece.