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Project #10285 - Glass Doors for Marble Fireplace

Customer Comments: I am seeking quotes and answers to questions from a couple of different fireplace door companies. I am interested in getting two fireplace doors. One for our den (masonry) and one for the master bedroom (pre-fab). Both fireplaces are raised above the hearth (hole in the wall type). So, I would think a 4-sided overlap would be appropriate in both cases. Both fireplaces currently have gas logs in place. There is a damper several inches up that is not visible without sticking your head into the firebox. The damper control handle is also not visible. Pictures of the two fireplaces are attached. If you need better pictures let me know. Measurements for the Den are 38 3/4" wide, by 26 9/16" tall. 2 1/2" above the hearth. The height measurement varies by 1/8", I have stated the smallest dimension. Measurements for the MBR are 37 7/16" wide, by 20 3/16" tall. 7” above the hearth. Depth until interference with sheetmetal curve in the firebox is about 2 1/2". Measurements vary by 1/8", and I have stated the smallest dimensions. I am looking at the Brookfield and Phoenix models, standard bi-fold doors, grey tinted glass, with mesh cabinet doors. Color – probably Burnt Bronze Please confirm the model type will work for both fireplaces, answer the question about the damper, ask any further questions of your own and confirm the quoted price and any discounts or coupons available. Thanks for your help,

Our Comments: We have created two separate projects for your two fireplaces. This project and Project #10286. These mockups are for the prefab fireplace in the Master Bedroom. The way the tile work is done around the fireplace makes it such that we cannot overlap the opening. Glass doors for prefab fireplaces cannot overlap the facia, they must either mount inside the black metal opening or overlap the black metal box directly. This is to prevent heat build-up between the facia and the studs in the wall. In your case, it is very important to abide by this rule because of the gap between the two sets of tile facing, particularly at the top (see fig# 1). We have provided 3 examples of the doors that can be made to fit inside the opening.

Fireplace Opening: 37 7/16" W, by 20 3/16" H

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.

Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes

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Fig #1 - Closeup of Top: This reveals a gap where heat would build up and cause a potential fire hazard should a door be made to overlap the opening. Even if that gap is completely filled with mortar, the heat would transfer directly through the mortar. It is critical that the door be made to fit inside the opening.
Fig #2 - Left Side
Fig #3 - Right Side

Mesh & Insulation Options

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!