Benefits of Bi-Fold Glass Fireplace Doors
As much appeal as fireplaces have in general, there are always ways to upgrade. A traditional masonry fireplace can be improved by adding a fireplace insert, which is an enclosed combustion system that heats efficiently and effectively. If you are simply looking to improve or upgrade the appearance of your dull, boring fireplace, try a set of bi-fold glass doors.
This enhancement that can give your fireplace a fresh new look and is an affordable way to upgrade your fireplace without replacing it.
Upgrade with Bi-fold Fireplace Doors
The hardware around a fireplace has a significant impact on aesthetics. Brass, for instance, is often considered outdated, though at one time it was all the rage, as a fireplace accent. Bifold fireplace doors with black trim deserve a surge in popularity. They look good, they’re functional, and they’re convenient. Trackless bi-fold glass fireplace doors provide a wider view of fires. One potential drawback to bifold glass doors is that they have more seams, which can let air flow back and forth between the chimney and the home more than basic glass doors.
Tracked Bifold Glass Doors
Tracked bi-fold glass fireplace doors consist of two panes of glass on both doors. The hinged doors have handles, which makes it easy to open and close them. The glass doors snap into place in the simple black frame that surrounds the fireplace. The doors are available in a variety of styles, including clear, tinted, or tempered. Tracked bi-fold doors are often considered a safer choice because the glass doors don’t swing all the way out. This can actually be safer, since it prevents there being sharp and uneven surfaces around the fireplace. Tracked bi-fold doors are not easy for small hands to operate, which is just another way of upgrading the level of safety the glass doors provide.
Benefits of Glass Fireplace Doors
Bi-fold glass doors are a trendy upgrade on fireplaces, but all glass doors provide benefits. The following are a few advantages of having glass fireplace doors:
- Even with the added hinges on bi-fold glass doors, sudden downdrafts cannot blow embers and smoke into the room, as with a traditional masonry fireplace.
- Glass doors are an excellent safety feature in households with children and/or pets. With little ones around, accidents can suddenly occur, such as trips and falls. If a child happens to fall toward the fireplace, glass doors will prevent him or her from falling into the fire. Children should be made aware, however, that the doors should never be touched when there is a fire inside, because they could be burned, though not as badly as if they fell directly into the fire.
- When you have a fireplace that features glass doors, you can close the doors when the fireplace is not in use to keep the ambient air in your home from escaping up the chimney and losing money on heating costs that slip right out of your chimney.
When is that last time you added an upgrade to your fireplace? Contact us today at Marsh Stoves & Fireplaces to speak with industry experts about the ease of adding bi-fold glass doors to your fireplace.