Project #10996 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: Attached, please find the pictures you requested. I like clean lines, traditional styles, not fancy and not too modern. I'm leaning towards a satin nickel color if possible. I do like plain black as well, though. I was looking at the colors on your website and I also loved the solar bronze. It looks like a wood brown which I love because it's very homey and warm looking. If you could add a picture with the solar bronze, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Further Comments: I think we prefer to have glass. We live in Northwest Indiana and our temperatures can range from as low as -50 degrees (Yes, 50 below zero with the windchill factor!) and as high as in the upper 90's. We feel that not having a glass front just isn't going to be an option for us, especially during our winter months. Also, as far as the color, I love the nickel, but not the combination of nickel and black. I'd rather it be all nickel or all black. I hope that's a possibility. If you could send pictures of both that would be wonderful!
Our Comments: After reviewing your comments you must be made aware that glass doors for prefabricated firelpaces cannot be sealed tightly. If a fire is burned with the doors closed it can overheat the firepalce, which is framed into your home with wood construction, so overheating can produce a potential fire hazard. Some doors can only fit inside the opening and will have a small gap between the tile and the frame to allow air to flow freely in and out of the fireplace. There will also be gaps on the sides between the glass and the frame. So they will not seal tightly. Other doors can mount on the outside overlapping the tile. Those doors have more tightly sealed glass but have 1/4" spacers on the back side of the frame to allow the fireplace to breath. The inside fitting doors will require the tile to be cleaned up nicely. The overlap fitting doors can potentially hide some of the marks that may be left once you strip off the adhesive from the previous door. Overlap fitting doors are a lot more expensive, but will provide a clean finished look.
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 - Inside Fitting 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 - Inside Fitting 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 Solid Brass - Overlap Fitting Doors
These doors are hand crafted by skilled artisans from Solid Brass or Steel, depending on the finish that is desired. Very high end, and very refined. Items made from solid brass come in a wide variety of hand crafted patinas and other finishes. Satin Nickel finishes done on solid brass are the finest quality and will not rust like plated steel.
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!