Glass Doors for Prefab Fireplace with Recessed Vent - Project #11173
Good Morning: Attached are the photos of the current fireplace. My goal is threefold:
1: Stop cold air coming down the flue.
2: Prevent ash and fireplace smell being sucked out into the room when the heater/ac comes on.
3: Present a classier, cleaner, completed look at the fireplace.
Note, there is a plate that covers the top of the screen and flue lever that I removed for better view. Option preference I believe aluminum/Flat steel, powder coated. Please confirm if your units include screens?
Our Comments: Because your fireplace has a vent that is recessed in the opening it requires special doors that can feed air into the vent directly. A louver must be added to the bottom of the door along with internal flanges that isolate the louver from the fireplace opening. These doors are custom made from steel, non of the aluminum doors will work. The upper louvers shown in the mockups are non-functional for balance in appearance.
Fireplace Opening: See Dimensions Below
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
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.
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!