Custom Glass Doors for Outdoor Fireplace - Project #11188
Customer Comments: Hi - I would like to get more info on putting glass doors on my outdoor fireplace. Attached are pictures of my custom built fireplace. Looking for black powdercoat aluminum frame. Nothing fancy. Just want some doors to close when the wind shifts and to keep the smoke out of the mancave. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Our Comments: Design Specialties makes doors for outdoor fireplaces that can be burned with the doors closed. The aluminum doors can only be made with two doors since their bifold doors do not have hinges that can withstand the elements. If you want bifolding doors that fold out flat to the wall, you will need to use the Legend door that is made entirely from stainless steel (painted black). Below are mockups of the two options. It appears that the keystone projects out further than the rest of the surround, which means the doors will need to fit inside the opening. We would make the frame smaller than the opening on the top and sides by the width of the mortar joints. You would then fill the gaps with mortar as shown.
Fireplace Opening: 32 1/2" W x 28 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
Affordable Aluminum Doors for Outdoor Fireplaces
Aluminum doors from Design Specialties are great for outdoor fireplaces but must be made as cabinet doors, so they do swing out twice as wide as a bifold door.
Stainless Steel Doors for Outdoor Fireplaces
Stainless steel comes at a substantially higher cost than aluminum. It is the most durable material of the two and can be made with bifolding 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!