Customer Request:Fireplace doors I am interested in: Bedford textured black and if I would be possible to get polished brass handles. The firebox is approximately 2" below the hearth.
Opening Size: 35 1/2" W x 21 1/2" H
Our Observations: This is a ZC prefabricated fireplace, so the Bedford door is not appropriate. When installing fireplace doors on a ZC fireplace, you cannot overlap the facia material, you must only overlap the black metal or fit the door inside the black metal. This is to prevent excessive heat build-up where the fascia meets the fireplace because there are combustible materials behind that fascia and this can create a potential fire hazard. We have suggested alternative doors that will work in this application. One type that covers the entire black metal face (at the top) and another that only overlaps the opening.
These options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in.