Glass Doors for Arched See Through Fireplace - Project #11413
Customer Comments: We are interested in installing fireplace doors for our see-through fireplace. Currently, the draft is not sufficient, so when the logs are burning down (before the fire goes out) the room fills with smoke. Please note the existing glass on the "dining room" side of the fireplace. Thank you very much.
Our Comments: Here are two examples showing an outside and inside fit application. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the safety of the existing dining room glass pane as it may not be able to handle the heat when the fireplace doors are closed. Our recommendation is always to have glass doors on both sides to limit the possibility of the glass shattering and to create a more even draft when the fire is burning.
Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 30" H (sides) x 38 5/8" (center)
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.
Glass Doors with Smoke Protection
These options are best to help reduce smoke from coming into the room. Insulation can be provided to go between the subframe and bricks around the opening to help prevent smoke from coming out around the frame. Tight fitting doors can also provide a better seal between each glass pane. A combination of these alternatives can be used.
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!