Fire glass adds an eye-catching modern touch to any fireplace or fire pit by replacing logs and increasing flame brightness. Furthermore, it creates an eye-catching centerpiece for outdoor gatherings and adds modernity to any decor.
Glass doors are essential in protecting curious children and pets from the dangerous sparks, embers and ash that can escape your fireplace or wood stove and threaten furniture, rugs and even housefires.
Fire glass can add an eye-catching modern flair to your fireplace, fire pit or wood stove. It is often used as an alternative to logs for gas fireplaces while filling space around spickets in wood stoves.
When selecting the proper type of glass for your appliance, it is essential to take its design and type into consideration. Fireplaces and wood stoves come in all different sizes, shapes and designs requiring various kinds of glasses that suit them accordingly.
Tempered glass is regular glass that has been subjected to heat treatment in order to increase strength, thermal shock resistance and prevent personal injuries. When broken, tempered glass fragments into small bits instead of long, thin splinters; it is commonly found on fireplace doors found on masonry fireplaces, wood stoves and zero clearance gas fireplaces.
2. Visual Appeal
Fire glass comes in an assortment of colors, sizes and shapes that complement any decorative style imaginable. It can even be used to conceal unsightly burners while making the fireplace the focus point in any space.
Glass doors help eliminate smoke that can enter your home and lead to respiratory ailments, stained ceilings and an unpleasant odor. Fire pits with fire glass emit three times more heat and can be used for longer than traditional log fires.
Tempered glass is specifically tailored for fireplaces, fire pits and other outdoor fire features because it can withstand high temperatures without shattering. Tempered glass is formed by heating, cooling and reheating regular glass until it hardens into an impervious product with softened sharp edges – safe enough to touch with bare hands! Unlike the traditional dampers, tempered glass lets heat be directed where it needs to go most effectively.
Fire glass makes an elegant yet safe addition to any home or outdoor area, unlike its more conventional lava rock counterparts such as ceramic logs. As it reflects heat away from flames, fireplace glass stays cooler to touch than its counterparts and protects both children and pets from burns.
Gas fireplace glass can reach temperatures of 350 degrees, remaining hot for hours after extinguishing the fire has subsided. On average, it takes 45 minutes for this surface to return to room temperature after the fire has gone out.
Second and third degree burns to the hands can be excruciatingly painful and cause lasting impairment to them, so it is of vital importance that families with small children or elderly people use a fireplace gate or screen in their home to protect them from touching the front of the fireplace while it is running and thus potentially inducing dangerous burns.
4. Ease of Installation
Glass fireplace doors tend to collect soot over time due to combustion processes, making the inside surface dirty over time. By keeping the glass clean and maintaining its beauty, gas fireplace owners can help maintain its beauty for many years to come. Saving money with a fireplace is very cost-friendly for all income earners.
Zero clearance fireplaces typically feature frames that adjust to fit any size fireplace opening, and can be secured using hinges installed onto their frame.
Properly installed fireplace glass doors prevent all the heat from being drawn up the chimney and thus lower energy costs by keeping more warmth inside the room. They can also reduce ash production from gas fires – an enormous benefit for those suffering from allergies! Glass can even be used to fill any fireplace that doesn’t contain a burner pan, as well as be used in an outside fire pit.
Fire glass has become an increasingly popular alternative to lava rocks or ceramic logs as an eye-catching decoration, adding an eye-catching modern edge that looks beautiful both lit and unlit. You can place these elegant cylinders right above a flame or arrange them in unique designs on the grate to create your own distinctive designs.
Also available are gemstones in different forms ranging from pebble-sized pieces to more unusual gems and diamonds that reflect light beautifully and add sparkle to flames. The beauty of such stones lies in their ability to reflect flames with incredible brilliance and shine brightly under any lighting source.
Quality fireplace glass is made from tempered glass that has been chemically or pressure treated to make it heat-resistant, eliminating any risk from excessive heat exposure or producing toxic fumes. Tempered glass breaks into chunks instead of long splinters when subjected to high heat levels, providing a safer option than regular glass.
Attracting more modern consumers requires choosing the appropriate colors of fireplace glass. From crystal clears to rich gold reflective options, there is an array of choices available.
Maintaining fireplace glass can be made easy with regular cleanings using vinegar or an orange citrus cleaner, avoiding harsh abrasive cleaners that could leave scratches or weaken tempered glass and cause it to breakage.
For maximum safety, it is advised that a screen be installed around your fireplace in order to prevent anyone from accidentally touching hot glass. Newer residential fireplaces with dual pane glass provide safe temperatures of 172degF without screens.
Fireplace glass offers many advantages over ceramic fireglass, including being more cost-effective and safer. Ceramic fire glass actually blocks heat from entering your home, while quality fireplace glass evenly disperses it throughout.
Size matters when selecting fireplace glasses; some manufacturers provide options ranging from one-quarter inch across (small) to one full inch across (large).
Other key considerations when purchasing glass include how much shimmer and sparkle you prefer in your glassware, and which type of accent glass would work best. Reflective glass provides an eye-catching glow under any light source, often featuring classic cobalt hues; accent glass offers more of a natural aesthetic; fragment or nugget shapes may even cost less as they don’t cover as much area at once.
8. Energy Efficiency
Before choosing fire glass for your fireplace, it’s essential that you consider how hot it becomes when lit. Certain types of glass may not withstand high levels of heat without cracking, shattering, or exploding under its pressure – something to bear in mind when selecting an ideal product for use in the hearth.
Tempered glass is widely used in applications where conventional glass would simply not suffice, such as shower doors and skylights, making it both more affordable than ceramic and better suited to these tasks.
At The Magic of Fire, our fire glass is constructed of tempered tempered glass that can withstand high temperatures without melting, discoloring or emitting toxic fumes – perfect for use with natural gas and propane systems alike! In addition, it comes with a Lifetime Warranty as it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly – providing an alternative to logs or lava rocks in outdoor fire pits and fireplaces.
9. Environmentally Friendly
An open fireplace allows hot embers and sparks to escape and potentially burn items in your home or harm children and animals, so adding fire pit glass prevents this and allows you to enjoy its warmth without fearing safety concerns.
Selecting the proper glass for your fireplace will also increase its efficiency. Glass doors prevent heat from being drawn up the chimney and help regulate room temperatures after the fire has gone out.
Tempered glass was specifically created to handle the intense heat generated from burning wood, and can be found in wood-burning or gas fireplaces, fire pits and ovens. When broken it shatter into small fragments rather than long splinters like regular glass. A mixture of water and vinegar can help clean it without leaving a residue behind.
10. Lifetime Warranty
If you want to save both money and the environment, swapping out traditional or gas fireplace logs for fire glass may be just what’s needed to achieve that goal. Fireglass is far more energy efficient as it helps spread out heat generated from your fireplace more evenly across your living space.
Tempered fireplace door glass is designed to withstand high temperatures without shattering in normal circumstances, however it’s best not to leave a fire burning with its door closed for extended periods as this could result in build-ups of soot or ash that can become hazardous to children and pets.
Addition of fire glass to your fireplace or outdoor fire pit creates an eye-catching modern aesthetic, as flames dance across its jewel-like surface creating an atmospheric yet relaxing ambiance.