Project #10726 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
I am interested in glass doors for our fireplace.
- The least obstruction of the fire (largest view of fire)
- Mesh screen.
- Possibly circulation of heat from fire.
- Glass that withstands high heat.
- Any recommendations you folks have.
We have created several examples of doors with and without heaters. The standard tempered glass can handle the typical heat of a fire up to 500 degrees and has a lifetime warranty. You can upgrade to Ceramic Glass which handles up to1200 degrees at a $1200.00 upgrade cost with no warranty. Few people buy the ceramic glass because of the cost.
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
Low End 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.
Option #: Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door
in Rustic Black with Cozy Grate Heater and Special Cutouts. Includes Draft Assembly and Mesh Curtains.
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.
Option #: Legend Fireplace Glass Door
4 Sided Frame in Forged Iron with Cozy Grate Heater and Special Cutouts. Includes Mortar Flange, Draft Assembly and Mesh Curtains.
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.
Cozy Grate Heater
Cozy Grate Heater. To make this heater work, you will need to put something beneath it to raise it slightly above the level of the stone hearth. There are leg levelers that can raise it about 1", but if it needs more than that, you may need to place some pavers under it. We would have the doors made with vent covers and holes for the cord so it looks completely integrated into the door rather than having the door sit on top of it as most other heaters are sold. See Other Doors with the Cozy Grate Heater Here!
Fig #1 - Room Setting
Fig #2 - Room Setting
Fig #3 - Closeup
Fig #4 - Top Left
Fig #5 - Bottom Left
Fig #5 - 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!