Custom Fireplace Glass Doors - Project #11135
Customer Comments: The fireplace opening is 64" W x 43" H. We're looking for a custom 3 panel screen. Our current 3 panel screen is 49"W x 34" H and it let's too many embers escape. The width of the current screen seems ok, but enters are often popping out over the top. Looking forward to your recommendations.
Our Comments: We suggest using a screen door or glass door that covers the entire fireplace opening. These can be made to fit inside the opening and the gaps can be filled with mortar, or we can use a wider frame and overlap the irregular stone.
Fireplace Opening: 64" W x 43" 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
Glass doors have the added benefit of reducing heat loss when the fireplace after you have a fire. When the fire is dying out, you can close the doors and leave your damper open to keep the heat in the room and cold air outside. Glass doors from Design Specialties can be burned with the doors closed as long as the size of each glass pane is less than 4 square feet. Hearth Creations glass doors must be burned open regardless of the glass pane sizes. If you choose a mesh door without glass, you can burn it closed from either brand.
Mesh doors are a great solution if you do not like the look of glass doors. They are very convenient as you don't have a screen to move out of the way every time you tend the fire, you simply open the doors.
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!