The Apex fireplace door is custom made to fit your fireplace. This door is made for Masonry fireplaces only and features an angular frame for a stark contemporary look. This is an excellent choice for flat surface fireplaces such as marble or tile, although it will also fit over brick and can be used as an inside fit on stone, given the style is right for the room. The style lends itself to the satin nickel finish.
The frame is fabricated from aluminum extrusions that are either anodized or powder coated. The extrusions are mitered in the corners and pieced together much like a picture frame.
Aluminum is an excellent material for fireplace doors because it does not rust or tarnish and is quite impervious to heat. It is a much sturdier material than sheet metal and less expensive than solid brass or solid steel.
The glass is 1/4" thick fully tempered safety glass with a Lifetime Warranty for breakage, and you CAN burn the fire with the doors closed if you wish.
Talk To A Fireplace Door Expert
Because every fireplace door is custom made, there are many options and configurations to choose from. When you call and talk to one of our fireplace door experts, they will walk you through each of these options so you know exactly what they are and how they will affect the look and overall cost of your door.
Powder Coat Finishes
Powder coat finishes are applied electrostatically and then cured buy heat. This type of finishing process is superior to high temperature paint because it forms a hard coating over the metal that is highly impervious to heat and will not rust. The process is precisely formulated and produces very consistent results with fewer imperfections. It is also the least expensive finishing process, although it has limitations and cannot replicate the more expensive artistic finishes that are hand crafted.
Artisan Premier Finishes
Artisan Premier finishes are hand applied by skilled craftsman and then coated with a heat resistant baked on enamel for durability. These are hand applied textures and finishes, so each product will differ slightly and have a character of it's own. If you are looking for a more consistent finish we recommend you stick with the Powder coat finishes.
Aluminum Anodized Finishes
(not available on all aluminum doors, please call for availability)
Anodized Aluminum finishes are impervious to the heat of a fireplace and do not rust or require an enamel coating. This makes it perfect for highly polished or satin finishes because they will not tarnish or easily become discolored from heat. When a plated steel finish gets scratched through the enamel coating, it will eventually begin to rust and spread beneath the enamel over time. This will not happen with anodized aluminum. Although the silvery color of the aluminum may show in a scratch, it will not rust or get worse.
*Candlelight brass is similar to a brushed satin brass finish but is more orange in color
Non-Standard window pane options are available in powder coat finishes only
Standard Window Pane
Sunrise Window Pane
Mission Window Pane
Mesh Curtains & Mesh Doors
If you are burning real wood or gas logs, you should have some sort of mesh protection behind the glass for when you burn the fire with the doors open.
Black Mesh Curtain
Stainless Steel Mesh Curtain (great for outdoors)
Gate Mesh Only (No Glass)
Twin Gate Mesh Panel Doors (black)
Single Gate Mesh Panel Door
Stainless Steel Mesh Panel Doors (great for outdoors)
For added elegance you can have the vertical edges of the glass beveled. Choose your glass color above and then add the desired bevel. The examples below are clear beveled glass.
1/2" Bevel (any color)
1" Bevel (any color)
(Not all handles are available in all finishes)
Child Safety Clips
Child safety clips make it difficult for children to open your fireplace doors while easy to access by adults. This is a great option for those who have very curious toddlers.
Other Basic Options
*Some options are only available for certain models or for masonry fireplaces.
- Bi-Fold or Twin Doors
- Overlap* or Inside Fit*
- Outdoor Hinges (stainless steel)
- Alternative or Wedge Fit Brackets
- Child Safety Clips
- Special Mounting Brackets
- Fixed End Panels for Large Fireplaces
Very Nice Matching Accessories
Design Specialties also makes Fireplace Tools and Wood Holders in Powder Coat and Artisan Premier finishes to compliment your fireplace doors. These are heavy duty accessories made from 3/16" thick solid laser cut steel, so they are functional and durable and will add class and beauty to your fireplace. See style options here!
How To Calculate Base Price
The Base Price is determined by the overall United Inches of your door frame. United Inches are simply the sum of the width and height of the finished door, not of the fireplace opening. A typical door will be made to overlap the fireplace opening 1" on the top and sides, which adds 3 united inches to the size of your fireplace opening. The overall price of your door will be determined by the Base Price, the finish category and any other custom options you choose. Here's an example of fireplace measuring 36"w x 24"h:
36 + 24 + 3 (overlap) = 63 United Inches.
Referencing the chart below you see that 63 UI falls into the 60 -70 UI price column, giving this door a base price of $905.00 in a powder coat finish. The "Cutback" option for the Stiletto doors is an additional $150-$250 depending on size.
|Powder Coat or Anodized||$1005.00||$1055.00||$1130.00||Call
|Powder Coat or Anodized||$865.00||$880.00||$980.00||Call