40" x 40"
3" outer frame
High temperature glass, (ceramic) can burn with glass closed
4 panes (bifold)
As airtight as possible
Is the frame insulated?
Design Specialties makes what they call "Tight Fitting Doors", which substantially reduce draft from the chimney. Although these doors do not have air-tight gaskets, they seal very tightly with less obstruction than gasketed doors. Ceramic glass is an option with all Design Specialties doors for those who can afford it. Standard doors come with 1/4" fully tempered safety glass and you can burn a fire with the doors open or closed with either type of glass. We do not see the need for ceramic glass, but do offer it for those who think it will be necessary.
40" W x 40" 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.
Tight fitting doors require a frame around each piece of glass, which does obstruct the view of the fire. Most people do not use these for that reason.
Option #: Legend Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with 3" Wide Frame, Tight Fitting Doors and Ceramic Glass. Shown with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Legend Standard Doors
Design Specialties legend doors that are not designed with the tight fitting option are made to very tight tolerances, so the gaps between the glass and around the frame are very minimal. Most people choose these for blocking the draft since they do not obstruct the view of the fire.
Option #: Legend Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with 3" Wide Frame and Standard Bifold Doors with Ceramic Glass. Shown with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Option #: Legend Fireplace Glass Door in Classic Bronze with 3" Wide Frame and Standard Bifold Doors with Ceramic Glass. Shown with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - 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!