Project #11000 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: We have a masonry wood burning fireplace. It is a brick fireplace that we recently had tiled. Schluter tile edging surrounds perimeter of fireplace opening. Shopping for fireplace doors. We do not leave the doors (closed) while the fire is burning, but at the end of an evening before we go to bed, we close the fireplace doors. At that point the fire is most hot ash some flames.
Contemporary look, inside fit, bifold doors
Glass doors, fireproof or tempered, grey or smoke colored glass, not clear.
Width 35" x Height 27" (bottom of lentil to the tiled hearth)( lentil is 3/8").
Lentil is set back 1 1/2" from front tile face.
Tile on hearth extends 1 1/8" into firebox.
Louvers in bottom of doors that can be opened or closed.
Our Comments: There are just a few doors that are truly designed to fit inside the opening. What we have to be careful of is expansion since metal expands when it gets hot. The aluminum doors will expand more than solid brass or steel, so we must leave a larger 1/8" gap with aluminum wherease the solid brass or steel doors can be made very tightly to a tolerance of 1/16". Regarding the vent at the bottom, if you are burning with the doors open, no vent is needed. We did include a couple of doors
Fireplace Opening: 35" W x 27" 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 | Hearth Creations Finishes
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.
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.
High End Hand Crafted Solid Brass
These doors are hand crafted by skilled artisans from Solid Brass or Steel, depending on the finish that is desired. Very high end, and very refined. Items made from solid brass come in a wide variety of hand crafted patinas and other finishes. Satin Nickel finishes done on solid brass are the finest quality and will not rust like plated steel. These doors must be burned opened. There is no draft assembly. You can close them as the fire starts to die down to extinguish the fire and close off the fireplace.
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!