Mirror Glass Fireplace Appearance

Virtually everyone gets clear glass in their fireplace doors. Part of this might be that many people don't realize that any alternatives are available. Others may just stay with the traditional choice. However, several alternatives now exist for many door models. Check the "MODEL" link for the Options chart to make sure that a glass type is available for the Model you are interested in. In a few cases, door manufacturers have gone to using Bronze glass as "standard" on some of their door models, and they actually charge a premium for clear glass!

A limited number of people seem to choose Mirror glass. Maybe they think that the fire would be invisible! The following reasons are sometimes given for choosing Mirror glass.

  • The Mirror glass is not actually a normal mirror. It is a "one-way" mirror which is relatively transparent to the bright light of the fire. It only looks like a normal mirror when there is no light behind it. The fire is not quite as bright-looking as with clear glass.
  • Some people feel that Black glass goes nicely with certain finish door sets.
  • The Mirror glass obviously does not show smoke and soot stains, almost at all!
  • Probably the most prominent advantage is that, during the many summer months when the fireplace isn't generally used, the (dirty?) interior of the fireplace is not visible.
  • The fire still looks nice when burning with the doors closed.
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JUCA's Built-In Fireplace Home Page is at: http://mb-soft.com/juca/indexf.html

JDoor's Fireplace Door Selector Page is at: http://mb-soft.com/juca/info/doors/firedoor.html

E-mail to: JDoor1@mb-soft.com