Thank you for shopping with Brick-Anew! Our expert team has designed beautiful fireplace doors for your wood burning fireplace. Keep reading for a little more info about them.
Glass Doors for Wood Burning Fireplace
We build all our fireplace doors using tempered glass. Tempered glass is durable and resists high heat. If it does break, it shatters into small, relatively harmless pieces. Fireplace doors can also be made of ceramic glass. Ceramic glass is almost three times the price of tempered glass, but it can withstand hotter temperatures. When ceramic glass breaks, it breaks into shards with jagged edges in a variety of sizes.
Can You Close the Doors on Your Wood Burning Fireplace?
While tempered glass can resist high temperatures, closing the doors on your fireplace will trap all the heat inside the firebox. This heat trap causes the fire to get extraordinarily hot. Tempered glass cannot withstand such high temperatures. Your tempered glass will crack if you close your doors while your fire is burning.
Some ceramic glass doors may be able to withstand the high heat created by leaving the fireplace doors closed. This heat resistance might make you think ceramic glass is a better option. However, the experts at Brick-Anew agree that tempered glass is a better, safer option as long as you leave the doors open while you’re burning in the fireplace.
The experts at Fast Replacement Glass agree. They say, “Tempered glass can only withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees F…While wood burning fireplace doors are approved to accept tempered glass, other heating applications must have ceramic glass for their doors due to the high temperatures they emit.” If you have a wood stove and have to keep the door closed, ceramic glass is a good choice. For traditional fireplace doors, tempered glass is the right decision.