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Glass Doors for Traditional Fireplace - Project #11330

Customer Comments: Hello, I recently bought an older home (built 1985) that has a fireplace with no doors. It's definitely a drain on our energy bills. I've been looking into getting doors installed, but I've been told to be very careful before buying and to find an expert. I'm not sure what kind of fireplace I have either, but I'm hoping you can tell by the attached pictures. I'm also not sure on style so would be open to suggestions (picture of room also included).

Our Comments: You most certainly have a masonry fireplace. Most of the doors on our site can be made to work with your fireplace. We have chosen models in low to high end price ranges that we believe to be ideal choices. Hope this helps.

Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 28 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.

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Profile 4 Fireplace Door Option #1: Hearth Creations Profile 4 Fireplace Glass Door with Narrow Square Frame in Satin Nickel (brushed aluminum).
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Profile 6 Fireplace Door Option #2: Hearth Creations Profile 6 Fireplace Glass Door with Narrow Bull-Nose Frame in Satin Nickel (brushed aluminum).

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.

MET Fireplace Door Option #3: Design Specialties MET Twin Fireplace Glass Door with Flat Black Hidden Frame and Satin Nickel Plated Doors. This door has no visible handles. The door frames stand out about 1" from the fireplace, which allows room to get your fingers in behind them to open the doors.

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.

Sliding Door
Solid Brass Fireplace Door Option #4: Stone Manufacturing SD-51 Sliding Fireplace Door with #51 Greek Key Casting Trim in Satin Nickel. This door has 2 fixed panes of glass on the right and left sides and 2 sliding panes in the center. This will compliment your rug, but is a timeless pattern should you ever decide to change the rug.
Frameless Door
DF1G-52 Fireplace Door Option #5: Stone Manufacturing DF1G-52 Solid Brass Bifold Door with Half Oval Casting Trim in Satin Nickel. Shown with clear beveled glass.
Minimal-1 Fireplace Door Option #6: Stone Manufacturing Minimal-1 Fireplace Glass Door in Satin Nickel. This door has an angle iron on the top and bottom with no frame on the sides. It also uses 3/8" thick glass for added elegance.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting
Fig #3 - Damper

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!