Custom Fireplace Doors
Details About Types Of Fireplace Doors
Aluminum does not rust or tarnish and is rather impervious to heat, so it makes an excellent material for fireplace door frames. The frames are pieced together with mitered corners from aluminum extrusions and are custom made to fit your fireplace. You can choose from Powder Coat, the hand applied Artisan Premier or Anodized finishes, each formulated for extreme durability and resistance to heat. The glass is 1/4" thick fully tempered safety glass with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and, unlike cheaper brands sold at home centers, you can burn your fire with the doors closed.
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The Steel doors are constructed using state of the art computerized laser cutting machinery combined with expert hand craftsmanship. Cut from a solid sheet of 3/16" thick steel, these doors have a heavy duty with a more upscale look and feel. The width of the outer frame has few limitations, so we can make it to whatever shape is desired and overlap as little or as much as necessary in order to accommodate unusual fireplaces. We can also customize the door frames to your own design if you wish to supply a pattern.
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Forged Iron Doors
Our forged fireplace doors take the steel door to a different level. Some of these doors require a skilled blacksmith to create the look and textures that you see. Doors like these look best on rock or brick fireplaces, although when done in the right finish, will flatter a marble or tile fireplace just as well. These doors are pricier than our other steel doors because of level of craftsmanship required to make them.
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Although almost any of the steel doors we have can be made with an arch, we have a few here for you to see. If you have an arched fireplace opening, we will tell you how to make a template that we will use to make your door. We can also make an arched door that fits a rectangular fireplace without the need for a template. The Buckingham and Black Rock are examples of these because they have a wider frame that can cover a rectangular opening.
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Sliding Barn Doors
These unique fireplace doors are inspired by the concept of a barn door that slides on rollers. The fireplace barn door design fits in perfectly with today's ever widening variety of home decor styles from steam punk to modern craftsman and all kinds of retro modern mixes. The Hudson Roller Door from Design Specialties captures the essence of craftsman style because it really is hand crafted in a rustic iron look. The Moderne Roller and Odyssey Roller both take the barn door fireplace doors into the realm of contemporary style. The Hudson Roller door can also be made with a flat wire mesh if you are looking for a Barn Door Fireplace Screen without glass.
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Solid Brass Doors
These doors are exquisitely hand crafted by artisans at Stone Manufacturing. They are made from 3/16" thick virgin solid brass with many options of hand detailed solid brass castings and extrusion trims. Finished to perfection using a variety of proprietary formulations and techniques, they display opulence like fine jewelry. Priced in the neighborhood of $2500 to $5000 and more, these doors are for those who can afford the finest quality furnishings in their home and will not settle for anything less. The custom options are almost unlimited, so please contact us to discuss your desires.
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Doors with Vents
Many prefab fireplaces have ugly vents or excessive black metal showing around the opening. A great solution for this is to make a door frame that covers the entire fireplace and has decorative louvers. We can do this with an aluminum frame or laser cut steel. There are many options for the decorative louvers as well as how the surround is made. So although we are only showing two options here, the finished style is virtually unlimited.
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We specialize in custom fireplace doors for extra large fireplaces. Fireplaces that are over 48" wide or 34" tall almost always require special doors made with "Fixed End Panels". Most of the fireplace doors you see on this page can be made with fixed end panels for larger fireplaces. Read more about Large Fireplace Doors or give us a call at: 1-800-201-1193
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Most of the doors you see on our site can also be made for corner fireplaces. Every corner fireplace is different and some have more limitations than others when it comes to how a fireplace door can be made or installed. Send us some pictures of your fireplace and we will let you know what the limitations are. View examples of Corner Fireplace Screens & Doors. Please call for pricing and options.
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Yes, we can make fireplace doors for Bowed or Curved Fireplaces. The frame is bent to fit around the curve, but we do not use bent glass. Instead, several pieces of flat glass are added to make it all work. Most of the doors made by Stone Manufacturing can be made this way. If you have a bowed fireplace, please email us some pictures so we can discuss your options.
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Outdoor fireplaces require screens and doors that are made to withstand the elements such as: Stainless steel, solid brass and zinc coated steel. These materials may also be necessary for applications that are indoors near the ocean where corrosion seems to affect steel.
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Here are some other items that we would be happy to discuss with you. Please call for details about these items: 1-800-201-11936
(Call for Details)(#54) Outdoor 301 Stainless
(Masonry & ZC)
(Call for Details)(#55) Grate Heater Cutouts
(Masonry & ZC)
(Call for Details)(#56) Grate Heater
(Masonry & ZC)
Other Door Options
Not all options are available on all doors. Please call for details
Child Safety Clips
These clips are designed to work with aluminum doors and make it very difficult for small children to open your fireplace doors yet they are easy to operate by adults. These work with glass doors or doors with wire mesh instead of glass.
Custom Vent Covers and Louvers
If you have a heatilator type fireplace with vents or louvers in to the masonry, we can custom make vent covers and louvers in the same style and finish as your fireplace door for a more complete elegant look. (Call for Details)
Fireplace Door Manufacturers
Design Specialties: With a broad range of styles and a wide price range from stock size doors to custom made hand forged fireplace enclosures, Design Specialties is the premier fireplace door manufacturer in the USA. Not only are their products made to withstand the heat of a fire and rigors of use over the years, they are one of the only fireplace door brands with a Lifetime Warranty on the glass for breakage, and you can burn your fire with the doors closed. If you read the fine print from most other fireplace door warranties, they may cover the glass for 90 days to a year and will instruct you not to burn the fire with the doors closed. So what's the use if you can't close the doors? Read more about Design Specialties.
Stone Manufacturing: We have recently added doors made by Stone Manufacturing, which is the absolute high end when it comes to fireplace decor. Every one of their doors is hand crafted by artisans and they are the only company that uses pure solid brass and solid brass castings combined with proprietary finishing techniques to create masterpieces to adorn your fireplace.
Why Use Fireplace Glass Doors?
When you have a fire, often times you leave the damper open all night and your chimney acts like a vacuum sucking the heat right out of your house. Once the fire dies out, the process is reversed and cold are rushes into your home the rest of the night. It's worse than leaving a window open in the dead of winter. Who would do that? Closing your fireplace doors as your fire starts dying out reduces prevents this from happening and and minimizes the heat loss from your chimney, which saves lots of energy and lowers hour heating bill.
Important Information about Fireplace Glass Doors!
Before you begin shopping for fireplace doors, you need to know if you have a masonry or zero clearance fireplace (also called "ZC" or prefabricated fireplaces). Because masonry fireplaces are built from non-combustible materials that insulate the fireplace from the rest of your home, there are no special requirements for the doors to keep the firebox cool. However, zero clearance fireplace, often referred to as prefabricated or prefab fireplaces, have special requirements that must be met in order to keep the fireplace cool and safe. So it is critical to know which type of fireplace you have before you purchase glass doors. You can read more about this here: Fireplace Doors: Masonry - vs - ZC. However, before you buy a fireplace door anywhere, we recommend you call and speak with one of our fireplace door experts. Call: 1-800-201-1193. Below are some links to more helpful information about fireplace doors.
Fireplace Door Resources:
- FREE Fireplace Door Design Service
- Finish Samples
- Masonry - vs - Zero Clearance
- Fireplace Doors FAQs
- Fireplace Door Photo Gallery
- How To Measure
- Avoid Common Mistakes
- Doors for Rock Fireplaces
- Design Your Own Brookfield
- Design Your Own Legend
- About Design Specialties
- Design Specialties Warranty
- Zero Clearance Size Chart