When you are deciding on the type of fireplace insert there are many things that you need to consider. You have to decide what type of insert would be the easiest for you to use, what style it should have, and what materials should be used to make it. These decisions might be hard and take some time to answer – but they must be in order to find one.
One of the most common type that people usually choose is a fireplace glass insert. These come in the electric, gas, and gel fireplace inserts and give people a sheet of glass from which they are able to see clearly inside of the fireplace while it is being used. It is like using a fireplace glass door on a traditional fireplace.
The reason people choose to use this is because it provides a layer or protection from people on the outside. It keeps children from wanting to stick their hands inside of the fireplace insert when it is on or off. However, it also gives you a way in which you are able to see the fire clearly when it is being used.
These are also some of the easiest to keep clean. Though they do smudge easily and any small fingerprint or dust that touches it can be plainly seen. All you need is glass cleaner and paper towels to wipe it down each day. It will take you five minutes at the least to wipe it down.
These fireplace glass inserts are available in a variety of designs. Many of them have the large mantels that are thick and enable you to place your television or other large items on top of it. There are also others that have shelves built into the side of it to allow room for your movies and books.