Maybe you’ve thought about getting a fireplace glass door or screen, but you’re not yet sure if it’s the right choice for you. Here at Kelloggs & Lawrence, we specialize in the installation of top-notch screens and fireplace glass doors from renowned companies Bosse and Stoll. We’re prepared to answer all sorts of questions you may have about our products and services, as well as fireplace glass doors and screens in general.
In our previous article, we considered how glass doors could potentially solve problems with fireplaces that are smoking. We also discussed how our products are designed not to stick when you open or close them. Finally, we explained how our doors can fit inside of rough stone fireplaces without blocking their unique beauty. Let’s look at a couple of other important questions you may have in mind when it comes to fireplace glass doors and screens.
What are the main advantages of getting a fireplace glass door?
There are several key benefits these doors have to offer you. First of all, they can help you to save energy and reduce your heating bills. If you have a fireplace that’s wide open or not covered securely, you can end up losing a significant amount of heat through your chimney. Second, as mentioned in our first article, fireplace smoking may be greatly reduced or stopped by a fireplace glass door.
Another plus is that fireplace glass doors can help keep the fire in the fireplace where it belongs. An open flame could pose the danger of a fire accidentally starting due to a falling log or stray spark that escapes into your home.
Finally, in many residential areas, fireplace glass doors are a required part of the building code for homes that have a fireplace. This is especially true for new constructions, but in some neighborhoods, these codes apply to all fireplaces, new or old. With our expert installation and quality products, you can rest assured that your fireplace will help get your home up to code.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting a fireplace screen instead of a fireplace glass door?
Some people prefer just a screen for their fireplace opening instead of a fireplace glass door. They may prefer the appearance of mesh to the look of glass. Or perhaps they want to be able to feel the heat of the fire coming through the screen. Which type of enclosure you choose is entirely up to your preference. If you do opt for just a screen, however, you won’t save energy the way that you would with a fireplace glass door. Both types of enclosures should help to protect your home from tumbling logs and sparks.
Here at Kelloggs & Lawrence, we’re proud of the great reputation we’ve built in Katonah, New York and the surrounding areas since our establishment back in 1887. We’re known for our attention to detail, and our friendly, reliable service. If you have any other questions for our team or you’d like to set up a consultation, feel free to contact us 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.