Smoke or Gray 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 choose either Smoke or Gray colored glass. (Smoke and Gray glass can have slightly different appearance. Different manufacturers offer one or the other (but never both) and we have chosen to lump the two together here because of how similar they are). The following reasons are sometimes given for choosing Smoke or Gray glass.

  • Some people feel that Smoke or Gray glass goes nicely with certain door finishes.
  • Smoke or Gray glass tends not to show smoke and soot stains as quickly as clear glass does.
  • 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 very visible.
  • The fire still looks nice when burning with the doors closed.
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