Quality tempered glass fireplace doors for wood burning fireplaces cost on average about $600 and $900 and as much as $3000 for the best fireplace doors. This number depends mostly on material and size. Very large or commercial fireplaces need custom doors that may cost over $5000. The best way to learn is to call and discuss your situation with an expert.

Steve, Gas Log Expert at Hansen WholesaleBy Steve,
Gas Logs Expert
at Hansen Wholesale

Steve, one of the great Gas Logs and Fireplace Experts here at Hansen Wholesale - Fireplace Doors, explains the basics of pricing quality fireplace doors. Steve recently had a "run-in" with inferior fireplace doors, so he knows all about them.

The Real Cost of High-Quality Custom Fireplace Doors

February 3rd, 2017

We have so many great options for fireplace doors, I'm tripping over them! No, literally, I just tripped over one and smashed the glass. Don't do that.

On the plus side, my co-workers loved it... (At least it was a display set and not intended for a customer.)

So let's get back to talking about fireplace doors, shall we?

If you're looking for an attractive, narrow frame, you need custom fireplace doors. The only fireplace doors anybody stocks these days are inexpensive ones. They aren't very attractive because they're made to fit many applications. And they're not made very well.

When it comes to material, the main differences are aesthetics and durability. Understand, the material you choose substantially plays into the price.

Stamped or pressed steel, for most types and sizes of residential fireplace, are the least expensive and least durable. We get them made for around $600 and up. When choosing this material, it is best to stick with powder coated finishes. Plated will not handle heat as well.

When you go aluminum, the cost is usually about $800 and up. Understand that a good quality anodized aluminum material will hold up better than plated or powder coated steel. It is much more impervious to heat, and does not need a lacquer coating that can burn off or darken. Plated finishes can do that.

If you want welded bar stock steel (much stronger and better looking to some than pressed steel), expect to spend $1500 or more. You see, plating on solid steel barstock is more durable than on sheet metal and powder coat finishes are extremely durable. And barstock doors have a 3/16 inch solid steel frame flush against the fireplace opening. They have a most appealing look for those with discerning taste.

And if you want beautiful solid brass or solid stainless steel, those doors typically are $2500 to $3000.

Again, this all depends on the size, type and style of your fireplace. Choose a material you'll be happy looking at for generations.

You'll have to call one of us to discuss your specific situation. You can reach me at 1-800-201-1193 x 114. I'll explain in detail all the material differences. It helps for you tell me a little about your fireplace size and type. I can get you the best deal on extremely high-quality fireplace doors. And so long as you don't let me near your home, I won't even smash them, I promise.

Thanks for coming by. I hope this helps!

- Steve
800-201-1193 x114
Gas Log Expert, Hansen Wholesale