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Project #10526 - Glass Doors for Fireplace

Customer Comments: I am looking for fireplace doors for my fireplace and wanted to see if the products you carried could fit. The reason for wanting glass doors: Prevent kids and pets from getting into the fireplace as the mesh does not provide a good barrier for them. Prevent heat from leaving the house during the winter via the fireplace. Would the mesh panel doors you mentioned also prevent the heat loss? We did not intend to have the glass doors closed while burning but that's good to know.

Our Comments: Mesh doors will do nothing to prevent from leaving the house in the winter, so glass doors are your best option. Most glass doors for prefab firepalces must fit on the inside of the black metal fireplace as shown in Option #1. The other options are made by a high end manufacturer who makes doors that can overlap the outside of the opening. In both cases, they are required to leave some caps that allow room air to flow into the fireplace when the doors are closed. This is a requrement based on safety standards for prefabricated fireplaces to prevent them from overheating in the case that someone burns a fire with the doors closed. So there is no way to get around that. This means there will be some air and heat loss during the winter, but substantially less than if you had no doors at all.

Fireplace Opening: Approximately 36" W x 28" 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

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Inside Fit Aluminum Doors

Stiletto
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #: Stiletto ZC Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.

Overlap Fitting Doors

These doors can overlap the marble but will have 1/4" spacers on the back of the frame to allow for airflow. They can be made from solid steel or solid brass or a combination of both materials in a wide variety of Cast Trims & Finishes.

Frameless Door
FLD-1 Frameless Fireplace Door Option #: FLD-1 Frameless Cabinet Fireplace Door with Black Steel Frame and Solid Brass Satin Nickel Finished Hinges and Latches. Shown with Clear Glass.
Hidden Hinge
Hidden Hinge Fireplace Door Option #: HHFL-CVBF Solid Brass Hidden Hinge Bifold Door in Satin Nickel Finish with Gray Glass.
Sliding Door
Solid Brass Fireplace Door Option #: SD-52 Solid Brass Sliding Fireplace Door with Half Oval Casting Trim In Antique Pewter with Clear Glass. There are two fixed panes of glass on each side and the center panes slide to the left and right.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Right Side
Fig #2 - Top Right Corner
Fig #3 - Bottom
Fig #4 - Bottom Left
Fig #5 - Damper
Fig #6 - Label

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!