Adding a fireplace glass door or screen to your home fireplace can make a big difference when it comes to the look and feel of your fireplace. Many fireplace owners have questions about what installation will entail, reasons to consider door or screen installation, and more. Listed below are four common questions we at Kelloggs & Lawrence Hardware, located in Westchester County, New York, hear from potential customers. Hopefully, after reading these questions and answers, you’ll be better equipped to decide if one of our custom fireplace glass doors or screens is right for you.
1. How will a fireplace glass door enhance my fireplace?
Installing a fireplace glass door will improve both the look and functionality of your fireplace in several ways. First, there’s the aesthetic factor. A glass door can give your fireplace a more polished, stylish appearance. Second, there’s the issue of safety. Fire is inherently unpredictable. So whenever you build a fire in the fireplace, there’s always a chance that a burning log could tumble out onto the floor or a stray spark could escape from the opening and start a fire in your home. You can greatly reduce this risk by installing a secure fireplace glass enclosure. In fact, due to these safety considerations, some current building codes may even require the fire to have some sort of enclosure for a newly constructed home. Last but not least, you could see some significant energy savings if you choose to install a fireplace glass door.
2. What if my fireplace opening is irregular or made from rough stone? Can I still install a glass enclosure over it?
If you choose to go with our team of experts for your fireplace glass door installation, you can still put an enclosure on your fireplace even if it is made from rough stone or has some other type of irregular surface. That’s because we specialize in customized installations. We can come out to your home and carefully measure your fireplace opening. Then we’ll use a glass door that’s designed to fit inside the opening of your fireplace. That way you’ll still get to enjoy the rustic look of your rough stone fireplace and also benefit from the protection, style, and savings which our fireplace glass enclosures have to offer you.
3. What if I just want a fireplace screen, but not a full enclosure?
Some customers would rather just get a screen installed on their fireplace instead of a glass door. Here at Kelloggs & Lawrence, customer satisfaction is our priority. If you’d prefer a screen to a door, we can install one that’s made of sturdy mesh. Please be advised that if you choose this option, you’ll be foregoing the potential for lowering the energy costs that you would see if you go with one of our glass fireplace doors.
4. Why does my fireplace glass door or screen stick?
If you already have a fireplace glass door or screen and you notice that it sticks, chances are that it is made from low-quality materials. Here at Kelloggs & Lawrence, we use Stoll Inc. or Bosse enclosures with solid panels and screens. They’re designed in such a way that the sticking so common in cheaply made screens and enclosures shouldn’t occur.
If you have any other questions about our fireplace glass door or screen installation, we would be more than happy to talk to you. We have a wide selection of top-notch products and services available at our store in Katonah, New York. You can speak to one of our experts over the phone or schedule a consultation.
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.