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Glass Doors for Prefab Fireplace Covering Black Metal - Project #11066

Customer Comments: We're looking for a fireplace door. The challenge is the opening includes a flat metal border at top 7.25" high. We want it to also to be covered by door, but don't know if that will look odd.

Our Comments: It is not uncommon to use the frame of a glass door to cover the black metal on a prefab fireplace like yours. Usually we will add some detail to the blank portion so it does not look odd. We can also mount the glass doors on the outside of the mantel to completely hide the fireplace inside using gray glass and mesh backup doors. We have created several examples. These can have a wide variety of patterns and finishes, but these should give you some idea what you might like.

Fireplace Opening: 43 3/4" W x 28" H (overall) - 20 3/4" Opening Height

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

Important Note:
About Finishes!


Mounted Over Black Metal

Iron Age 4
Iron Age 4 Fireplace Door Option #1: Iron Age 4 Fireplace Door in Brushed Black with Dark Antique Red Doors and Detail.
Iron Age 6
Iron Age 6 Fireplace Door Option #2: Modified Iron Age 6 Fireplace Door in Burnished Bronze.
Legend Arch
Legend Arch Fireplace Door Option #3: Legend Arch Window Pane with Keystone Top in Textured Black.

Mounted Overlapping Mantel

Flat Steel Arched Window Pane Fireplace Door Option #4: SI-Centerline Door in Matte Black with Antique Gray Trim, Gray Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Flat Steel
Flat Steel Arched Window Pane Fireplace Door Option #5: SI-Flat Steel Door with Arched Window Pane Design in Burnished Bronze with Brushed Copper Trim, Gray Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting

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!