Learn about the type of glass used in fireplaces.
Usually Fireplace glass is tempered glass - but not always!
Need glass for your Fireplace? Fireplace glass is usually just regular heat tempered glass. Tempered glass is used in many types of fireplace doors. This type of glass is used fireplace doors and is typically heat resistant to about 400 Degrees F. If you have a wood stove or a gas fireplace, you may need to look at using either Neoceram or Pyroceram glass instead, which is much more heat resistant. However, for a regular fireplace where the doors are a safe distance from the flame and the temperature will not exceed 400-500ºF, tempered glass is a safe and economical choice for your fireplace glass doors.
We Custom Cut our Fireplace Glass. Many people have difficulty locating replacement fireplace glass directly from the manufacturer of their fireplace when a door or panel breaks. Perhaps the manufacturer no longer carries the model or simply does not sell replacement fireplace glass. Because everything we do is custom made to your exact specifications, we can help you replace your fireplace glass. Using our Online Quote Guide is a simple way to provide us with all of the information we need to make your new fireplace glass door replacement glass.
Fireplace Glass Options. We will cut and temper your fireplace glass right here in our facility. This means we can cut your piece to your exact specifications and make any necessary customization. Fireplace glass is heat treated for strength and processed weekly so it can ship quickly to you for replacement.
What kind of glass should I use in my gas Fireplace?
Because of the higher output temperatures and higher efficiencies, most all of the newer gas fireplaces are using a Ceramic glass. This type of glass is good up to about 1400 degrees. The best way to make sure, is to check your owners manual, it will tell you. but if not, look closely at the glass. If the glass is tempered it will be completely shattered. If was a ceramic glass, it will be broken into bigger chunks.
The most common glass used in fireplace doors is tempered glass, due to its high mechanical strength. Tempered glass is 4 to 7 times stronger than regular glass. It's 400 degree F thermal shock rating is high enough for use in glass fireplace screens and doors. Here at Woodstove-Fireplaceglass.com we recommend a clearance of at least 4 to 6 inches between glass surfaces and fireplace grates. It is also suitable for any other application that calls for added safety and strength of tempered glass.
The breakage pattern of tempered glass is very different from regular glass. Regular glass breaks into bigger chunks. Tempered Glass will fragment into small bits and the entire glass will fragment.
Available in thickness of 1/8 - 3/16 - 1/4 inch
Colors Clear, Bronze, and Light Gray Smoked
Tempered glass should not be used in wood, coal or pellet burning stoves/inserts.
Tempered glass is regular glass that has been heat treated to increase the strength, increase the thermal shock and prevent personal injury by changing the breakage pattern. Tempered glass is used in fireplace doors on masonry and pre-fabricated fireplaces equipped with a grate to hold the burning wood. Tempered Glass is also used in other applications where heat, mechanical strength and safety are a factor. If you have a woodstove or insert doors this glass will not work -- scroll to the bottom of the page for information on ceramic glass for woodstoves and inserts. Tempered glass can be use in some gas inserts and direct vent fireplaces. If the breakage pattern is small bits and not in large shards then it is tempered glass.
The breakage pattern of tempered glass is very different from regular glass. Regular glass breaks into long splinters. Tempered glass will fragment into small bits, and the entire glass will fragment (most of the time). Most regular fireplace doors use a tempered glass material for heat resistance.
There should be at least 4 inches between the front of the grate and the glass. Tempered glass has a thermal shock rating of 400 degrees and will break if exposed to direct contact with flame. Thermal shock rating means if the temperature raises faster than 400 degrees in a short period of time the glass can break. Most fires start slow and build, which is fine for tempered.
Available in thickness of 1/8 - 3/16 - 1/4 inch
Colors: Clear, Bronze, and Light Gray Smoked
Tempered glass is also widely used for shelves in china cabinets, glass display cases, tops of fish tanks, and anywhere you need a strong, flat, clear surface to place item for viewing.
Our fireplace glass comes in a variety of sizes and styles including: 1/4 inch glass, 1/8 inch , 3/16 inch thick. Created in a unique and exclusive three-step process, all of our fireplace glass is purposely designed to be used in gas fireplaces and certain wood fireplaces. Made from completely new and unused 1/4 inch, 3/16 or 1/8 inch color-infused sheets glass, our fireplace glass made to order ready to be used in your gas fireplace or wood burning fireplace.
Arched Fireplace Door Glass Classic and timeless, arched fireplaces inspire a sense of elegance and strength. At Woodstove and Fireplace glass, we want to ensure that you get the right glass to match that sophistication, and we’ll even custom cut to your template to prove it – all you’ve got to do is mark out your fireplace’s opening, and we’ll be absolutely certain your glass is a proper fit for your fireplace. Each of our arched glass pieces are crafted with precision in mind.
Masonry Door Glass All brick fireplaces can have glass installed in front of them. Many of our customers who have venting problems with their masonry fireplace use our glass to help seal up their opening. Controlling the amount of air and fixing draft problems. You can also seal the back side of see-thru fireplaces with glass also to help drafting problems.
Quick-Ship Fireplace Door Glass If you’re in a rush to get the glass for your fireplace doors, pyroceram glass can be shipped to you fast – even if it’s a custom size! Whether you want to build your own fit for your hearth, or choose higher temperature pyroceram glass, we can get them cut and out the door in 1-2 business days. Don't leave your fireplace waiting for the finishing touch – act soon, and so will we!
Direct Vent Fireplace Door Glass It can be a difficult task to find replacement glass for your fireplace, but it might not be as much work as you think. Our direct vent fireplace door glass is easy to install. Even more importantly, these glass doors and facings provide safety and comfort where a damaged opening can be dangerous.
Zero Clearance Fireplace Door Glass For those who may not know, a zero clearance fireplace is described as being completely enclosed on all sides, except of course for the front, where heat escapes. These fireplace doors are made with tempered glass typically. Since there is usually very little room for discrepancy in the glass size with zero clearance, we want you to feel safe with us – because we'll get it done right the first time.
Glass curtainsClassic charm and simplicity are two defining characteristics of our glass curtains. Whether you’re looking for a clean look or simple safety, we understand that a little style warmth goes a long way. These easy alternatives to the typical glass doors provide safety, and durability with a fresh way of thinking.
Outdoor Fireplace Door Glass From dawn to dusk and rain to snow, few things bring warmth and beauty to your backyard the way an outdoor fireplace does. Our selection of outdoor fireplace door glass can help you keep the fire alive – and with our ceramic glass materials, you won't have to worry about your fireplace door glass breaking with the change seasons.
Corner & Multi-Sided Fireplace Door Glass We know better than anyone that corner hearths and multi-sided fireplaces can add a unique style to a home, but also be a tough find when it comes to replacing the door glass. We offer custom cut door glass regardless of the contour, size or situation providing a greater fire view and a maximized experience.
Design Specialties Fireplace Door Glass Woodstove-Fireplaceglass offers a comprehensive selection of fireplace door glass ranging from masonry and pre-fabricated enclosures to direct vent facings and artisan gates. Their wide collection, coupled with a flexible design plan for each product, helps WoodStove-Fireplaceglass the manufacturer of choice for designers across the country, as well as one of the most popular Ceramic glass providers in the country.
Made in USA Fireplace Glass Each of our fireplace door glasses have been crafted in the United States. first There is no substitute when it comes to safety, reliability, and the honest stamp of an American product. With each of these fireplace door glasses, you can rest assured knowing that your hearth is guarded with a durable quality you can trust.