Project #10759 - Glass Doors for Large Traditional Fireplace
Customer Comments: Looking at the aluminum doors, black, very simple, nothing fancy. Also, can you advise how airtight the doors are? We are wanting to put doors on to hopefully eliminate the odor that lingers a few days after we light a fire. Thank you.
Our Comments: The aluminum doors provide a decent seal blocking most of the draft, but there are gaps at the ends where the glass meets the frame and gaps between each glass pane. So it will not seal completely. If you want a near air-tight seal, you will need to use the Legend with Tight Fitting Doors. The Legend is a steel door that can have vertical stiles between all of the glass panels. They also seal much more tightly on the ends as there are no gaps on the sides.
Fireplace Opening: 51" W x 44 1/2" 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
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.
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.
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!