How Close Can a Wood Stove Be to a Window?

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  • A wood stove needs to have at least 36 inches of clearance from the glass to prevent it from potentially damaging the glass

Keeping your home warm in the winter is a top priority for most people. While there are a variety of ways to heat your home, one of the most popular methods is by using a wood stove.

Wood stoves are not only a great way to keep your home warm, but they also add a touch of rustic charm. If you’re considering using a wood stove to heat your home, you may be wondering how close it can be to a window.

Here’s what you need to know.

So How Close Can a Wood Stove Be to a Window?

The answer to this question depends on the type of window you have in your home- but generally 36 inches. If you have standard windows, then you’ll want to keep your wood stove at least three feet away from them. This will help prevent the heat from the wood stove from damage the window.

However, if you have tempered glass windows, then you can keep your wood stove closer to them. Tempered glass is designed to withstand high temperatures, so you don’t have to worry about it being damaged by the heat from the wood stove.

Another factor that you need to consider when deciding how close to place your wood stove to a window is the size of the room. If you have a large room, then you can place your wood stove closer to the window because the heat will have more time to dissipate before it reaches the window.

However, if you have a small room, then you’ll want to keep your wood stove further away from the window so that the room doesn’t get too hot.

Finally, you need to take into account the direction that the wind is blowing. If the wind is blowing towards the window, then you’ll want to keep your wood stove further away from it so that Smokey smells don’t come into the house. However, if the wind is blowing away from the window, then you can place your wood stove closer to it without worrying about smoke coming into the house.

How I figured it out

When I decided to install a wood stove in my home, one of the first things I had to consider was how close it could be to a window. I spoke with a few experts and did some research online, and I ultimately decided that it should be at least 36 inches away from the window.

I live in a small house, so I wasn’t sure if I would even have enough room for the wood stove to be that far away from the window. But after measuring, I found that I did have enough room. And since my house is facing the right direction, the wind wasn’t going to be a problem either.

Even though the wood stove was at the required distance from the window, I still had some concerns about the heat damaging the glass. So just to be safe, I purchased a tempered glass window for my home.

I was really happy with my decision to install a wood stove near a window. Not only does it help keep my house warm in the winter, but it also adds a nice touch of rustic charm.

Conclusion

When deciding how close to place your wood stove to a window, there are several factors that you need to take into account, including the type of window, the size of the room, and which direction the wind is blowing. By taking all of these factors into consideration, you can determine how close is safe for your particular situation.

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