This brick fireplace has a lip of brick around the opening. In cases like this, the door can either be mounted overlapping the lip or as an inside fit. The inside fit usually requires a little additional work mortaring around the sides of the door and also requires much more precise measurements. For the inside fit, we recommend the Stiletto door because it has a very narrow frame that will minimize shrinking the opening. For an overlap fit, a frame that is a little wider is more appropriate, so there are lot more options. We chose to use a mesh curtain in each of these examples just because the original photo had a mesh curtain and it was a little difficult to mask that without adding a mesh curtain to the mock ups. Mesh panel doors may be used instead, or no mesh at all if you prefer.
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.
Option #3: Brookfield in Vintage Iron with Mesh Curtain
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!