Project #10794 - Glass Doors and Screens for Corner Fireplace
Hi, I am interested in a screen for our L shaped fireplace. It was built in 1951. Would you recommend glass or a mesh for this type of fireplace?
Glass doors are always our first recommendation because they help solve draft problems that typically occur with fireplaces open on 2 sides. They also allow you to close the doors when you leave the room or go to bed, which gives you added security and also blocks cold air from coming down the chimney during the night. With that said, they are far more expensive than a typical curtain screen. We have provided examples of both types.
Low End Aluminum Doors
Aluminum is an excellent material for fireplace doors because it does not rust and can handle high temperatures when treated with powder coated finishes. It is also the most affordable. Aluminum doors do not have a frame on the outside of the corner. You can have mesh doors or sliding mesh curtains behind the glass. We show this option with mesh doors.
Medium Range Steel Doors
Steel doors are more substantial than the less expensive aluminum doors. They are heavy duty and rugged and are more customizable because the frames are laser cut. Steel doors will have a 4-sided frame on each side, so there will be a frame at the corner near the post. You can have mesh doors or sliding mesh curtains behind the glass. We show this option with sliding mesh curtains
Bar and Mesh
Sliding mesh curtains are a popular choice for corner fireplaces because they are a lot less expensive than glass doors. They do not provide the same efficiency or protection, but they are the next alternative if doors are not in the budget.
Bar and Mesh
Option #3: C92 Bar and Mesh
with Sliding Mesh Curtains. Shown with C92 Top Bar and F92 Fender in Solid Brass with Old English Finish. The fender helps prevent the screen from being pushed out when a log rolls against it. A protective channel can be added to the fender that the mesh slides in at the bottom to help prevent the mesh from being pushed in by children or pets.
Finish Options for Bar and Mesh
These are basic measurements that are needed for the glass doors. If you choose to go with the bar and mesh, we will need the width measurement taken from the steel lintel instead of the stones.
Width Measurements. These will be taken from brick to brick as shown in the diagram for glass doors. If measuring for the bar and mesh, measure the distance to the corner of the metal lintel instead of the bricks.
WR - Right Side Top Width (brick to brick):
WL - Left Side Top Width (brick to brick):
Post Measurements: We need to know how far the post is from the edge of the bricks at the top of each side.
P1 - Post Distance Right Side:
P2 - Post Distance Left Side:
Height Measurements: The height is measured from the hearth to the bottom of the metal lintel. There is no left and right side height, just the smallest and largest height. So measure all around the fireplace to find the variation and give us the smallest and largest height to the lintel.
H1 - Smallest Height:
H2 - Largest Height: