Glass Doors for Heat Circulating Fireplace with Vents - Project#11036
Modern Glass Doors for Heat Circulating Fireplace - Project #11036
As you see we have gas with glass stones. Doors need to open. Our decor is as you seen clean lines, with glass and wood tables. Stair hand railsis brushed stainless steel. Front doors will be changing to glass with Stainless hardware. Current ZC does not have a blower on it. Natural air re-circulation. Don't want to see upper and lower vents if possible. Magnetic attachment required.
Our Comments: The vents on this type of fireplace create airflow by natural convection not only for heat circulation but to cool the external metal workings of the fireplace. Blocking airflow to the vents can create a fire hazard so we cannot just cover them up. Magnets are only available on lightweight doors made from aluminum. Other methods of installing the doors are provided depending on the door, but they are all very easy to install. We have presented 3 different options below representing a broad price range.
37" W x 30 1/2" H (allowing for 1/8" clearance)
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.
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.
Option #1: Brookfield ZC Deluxe Fireplace Glass Door with Slotted Louvers in Satin Nickel (brushed aluminum). This is the only door that can be attached with magnets. Brushed aluminum will not necessarily match stainless steel as it has a much deeper brushing and is darker.
Legend ZC Deluxe
Option #2: Legend ZC Deluxe Fireplace Glass Door in Satin Nickel plated steel or Brushed Stainless Steel. This door is laser cut from 3/16" thick steel and is too heavy to be attached with magnets. It can be ordered with pressure screws to hold it in place, so there is no drilling required.
Option #3: This is a sliding door where the outer panes of glass are fixed and the inner panes slide left and right to open. The door frame can be made from satin nickel plated solid brass or stainless steel. There would be rectangular holes cut in the outer frame over the louver areas and then the unique "Floating Louvers" would project out from the frame about 1/2" to allow free flow of air into the louvers. The floating louvers are held in place with some spacers with knobs as shown, but there may be a way attach them without the knobs. This is a prototype design that we came up with to satisfy your request to not see the vents. A door like this has never been built, so you would be the first to have this product in your home.
Option #3B: This is a modification of option 3 using bifold doors instead of sliding doors to make it easier to access the gas valve for lighting the pilot and adjusting the flame. We also removed the knobs on this version that are holding the "Floating Louvers" in place. Not sure if it can be done this way, but we are working on that concept. We also made the trim on the doors that open in a polished chrome finish as an accent, although they can be made in satin nickel to match the rest of the door if desired.
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!