Project #10968 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: Hello, I'm interested in getting glass doors for my fireplace. I attached the pictures. The opening size is 41 1/2 wide and 32 1/2 high. I'm not sure what I want, that's why I'm sending this to you, but I like the Carolina Arched window design with clear glass and stainless steel mesh. Thanks for your help.
Our Comments: Glass doors for fireplaces with stacked stone are best custom made to fit inside the opening. We normally make them about 1/4" smaller on the top and each side so they fit comfortable. The gap can then be filled with mortar. If you choose to fit the doors on the outside, there will be substantial gaps between the back of the frame and the stones. That gap is determined by the stone that sticks out the most, which appears to fifth stone from the bottom on the right side.
Regarding the Smoke Deflector: The smoke deflector will need to be removed in order to install glass doors. That means that there may be a smoke problem when the fire is burned with the doors open. To help mitigate this issue, look at the models below where we have modified the top of the door to make it wider and take the place of the smoke guard.
Fireplace Opening: 41 1/2" W x 32 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.
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.
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!