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Glass Doors for Flat Granite Heatilator Fireplace - Project #11455

Customer Comments: Gentlemen, I'm looking to replace an existing bi-fold door fireplace cover with one that has 2 glass doors and possibly (not mandatory) 2 screen doors along with a vent to draw air from the floor area into the fire while the doors are closed during an active fire. The fire area is a heat-a-lator insert that pulls air from both sides at the floor and heats it in the metal chamber then the gravity hot air escapes through air grates near the ceiling. The base of the firebox is fire brick. The main fireplace is done with rectangular stone/rocks that have a semi-flat surface. I will need the cover to hold fiberglass or other heat retardant material so it is not hot to the touch.

Our Comments: Below are some options that will work with your fireplace. The doors we sell are made from higher quality materials than the sheet metal doors you have. The insulation is there in your case to help prevent the finish from overheating, not necessarily to keep it cool to the touch. Our doors have high temperature 800 degree finish, so insulation is not necessary, although we can provide it and you can sandwich it between the back of the frame and the stone. Keep in mind that the glass is what is going to get very hot to the touch.

Fireplace Opening: 37" W x 29" 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.

Savannah Fireplace Door Option #1: Design Specialties Savannah Cabinet Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Bungalow Fireplace Door Option #2: Design Specialties Bungalow Cabinet Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with 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.

Carolina Fireplace Door Option #3: Design Specialties Carolina Cabinet Fireplace Glass Door with 2 1/2" Wide Frame in Rustic Black with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

High End Hand Crafted Wrought Iron/Steel Doors

Hand crafted doors take on a more rugged natural look for those who appreciate craftsmanship tasteful details.

Armada Glass Door Option #4: Design Specialties Armada Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Top Left
Fig #3 - Bottom Left
Fig #4 - 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!