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Tight Sealing Glass Doors for Rock Fireplace - Project #11278

Customer Comments: We are looking for glass doors, yes we removed the gas insert and are returning it back to wood. We like clear glass, and as much glass for viewing, air tight for efficiency.

Our Comments: There are no doors that are completely air tight, but we do have what are called "Tight Fitting Doors", which come as close to air-tight as you can get. They are quite a bit more expensive than typical doors, so we included a leass expensive option. With that saide, most of our doors actually have a pretty good seal without the tight fitting door option and should be more that sufficient to drastically improve the efficiency of your fireplace. The main thing is to fit the doors inside the opening and fill the gaps with mortar as shown in the mockups.

Fireplace Opening: 34" W x 26 1/2" 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

Important Note:
About Finishes!


Affordable 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.

Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #1: Design Specialties Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

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.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #2A: Design Specialties Legend Bifold Fireplace Glass Door with Tight Fitting Door Option in Rustic Black. Shown with Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Legend Fireplace Door Option #2B: Design Specialties Legend Twin Fireplace Glass Door with Tight Fitting Door Option in Satin Nickel (or Polished Nickel). Shown with Clear 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!