Two types of glass are commonly used to replace broken or badly discolored fireplace and heating stove door glass.

Tempered glass can be used in both wood burning and gas fireplaces. Tempered glass withstands a continuous test temperature of 428°F, a performance level that is safe for fireplaces. Tempered glass is much less expensive than ceramic glass.

Ceramic glass is required for wood stoves or any applications where temperatures exceed the levels where tempered glass can be safely used. Ceramic glass for heating stoves is called by it’s brand name, Neoceram. Neoceram withstands a continuous test temperature of 1292°F.

Central Oregon Glass Tips:

  • Never put tempered glass in a wood burning stove. When it shatters, which it will do, the potential adverse consequences of that foreseeable failure are not difficult to imagine.
  • You can save money by bringing your fireplace or stove door in to your glass provider for glass replacement. Normally these doors can be lifted straight up and off their hinges to remove.
  • It can take up to a week to get replacement tempered glass and install it in a customer’s door. Tempered fireplace glass can cost as little as $20 for a customer self-installation or as much as $100 for large lites installed into complicated frames. Your glass provider can give you a firm price for a specific replacement.
  • Ceramic glass can be cut and installed by glass shops that carry Neoceram (due to it’s cost to procure and its specialized nature, many shops do not carry it). It is common for the price of wood stove glass, installed in a customer’s door, to approach $100 for even very small lites.

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