Project #10827 - Glass Doors for 3-Sided Fireplace
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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 | Hearth Creations Finishes
Aluminum Multi-Sided Fireplace 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 and best suited for multi-sided fireplaces like this because the corners do not have vertical frames, giving you the ultimate view of the fire.
Solid Brass Extrusions
These solid brass extrusions from Stone Manufacturing are used as trims for custom screens and doors and any number of unique applications you can dream up.
Solid Brass Split Tubes
These solid brass split tubes can be used as a trim by themselves or added to a screen or glass door to transform an ordinary fireplace into a modern masterpiece.
Fireplace Pictures - Left Side
Customer Comments: Hi! I would like to have our fireplace screen doors custom-made because it is very unique and I cannot find the right one anywhere in the market. I have more pictures than usual because we can access the fireplace from three sides. I have attached the pictures and the measurements. I do prefer to be contacted via email.
A 3-panel free-standing screen that folds to the left and right side of the fireplace, with doors on all three sides of the screen so we can access it on every side. If possible, I would like 2 hooks each on the left and right side to hang the pokers. Powder coat finish in rustic black. Square handle. Contemporary foot.
Front height: 28 in
Front width: 31.5 in
Left side height: 28 in
Left side width: 36 in
Right side height: 28 in
Right side width: 36 in
Thank you and happy holidays!
Our Comments: Before we go into this further, I need to ask if you have considered glass doors or mesh doors that attach to the fireplace. These are affixed to the fireplace, so they are much sturdier and offer better functionality and convenience than a free standing screen. You can burn your fire with the glass doors open or closed. Burning them closed helps prevent smoke from coming into the home, which is typically an issue with open fireplaces like yours. This will also provide more open viewing of the fire since there is less obstruction compared to free standing mesh doors. Take a look at the examples above below and let me know what you think of this idea.
Customer Comments: Okay that actually looks good but will this affect the heat that we feel coming from the fireplace? Do glass doors trap the heat in? Because that is basically the purpose of lighting the fireplace.
Our Comments: There is a lot to be said about the heat.
Technically, burning a wood fire in your home may actually prove to have a negative heat efficiency. If you burn the fire with the doors closed, you may not feel as much heat directly, but you will improve the overall heat in your home. Your fireplace creates a draft and uses a LOT of air to burn a fire. ALL of that air must get replaced from outside your home, which means it comes in through cracks in windows and doors or any other place it can find its way into your home. So ultimately, your fireplace the sucks warm our out of your house and brings cold air in to replace it. So the entire house suffers and your heater stays on longer while you get a little heat into the room where the fireplace is.
With that said, there is no doubt that sitting next to the fireplace makes you warm and comfy and it may even feel like it is heating your room. Burning a fire with the doors close will block the heated air around the fireplace, but it does not block the radiant heat. So it will feel a little less warm in front of the fireplace, but overall, you get better heat efficiency.
You can choose to burn the fire with the doors open or closed since there are mesh doors behind the glass that you can keep closed to protect from sparks.
The other main advantage of glass doors is that when your fire is dying out at night, you will usually leave the damper open all night, which is like leaving a window wide open all night long in the middle of winter. You wouldn’t do that because you get lots of cold air coming into your home. So with the glass doors, you can close them as the fire dies out and seal the hot air in your home preventing cold air from coming down the chimney.
So there are multiple benefits to glass doors.
Customer Comments: Okay. Thank you. Now we understand. We didnt really know anything because weve never had a fireplace before. We just dont know how much to budget for this customization. But we definitely like the glass and mesh idea.
Our Comments: We will give you a call to discuss this project in detail...
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.
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!