For outdoor fireplace that are exposed directly to the elements we highly recommend a door made from 301 stainless steel. These doors can be made with stainless steel mesh curtains or stainless steel backup mesh doors behind the glass, or they can be made without any mesh. You can also have mesh curtains or mesh doors instead of glass. Our stainless steel doors are laser cut from a solid sheet of 3/16" thick 301 stainless steel, so they are heavy duty and built to last. They are rather expensive compared to normal fireplace doors, so your next best option is an aluminum door that is powder coated. Stainless steel hinges are an available upgrade for aluminum doors, which we highly recommend.
We have supplied links to each door below their corresponding picture so you can get an idea of the prices and options.
Note: These mock-ups are not to scale and are meant to help you choose the model of your screen or door, not the finish. Although we may create a general representation of black, iron, bronze, gold and silver tones, you must choose your finish from our samples using the links below. Ask your project manager which samples apply to the items in your project.
The Mesh 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. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.
Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.
This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!