Glass Doors for Outdoor Rock Fireplace - Project #11201
Customer Comments: 36.75 high 44.75 wide, stone in front narrows a bit more. Thanks
Our Comments: Glass doors that are exposed to the elements outdoors need to be made of materials that are resistant to rust. Below are examples of each of the following materials used for outdoor fireplaces: Aluminum, stainless steel, solid brass and zinc coated wrought iron. These would be made slightly smaller than the stone opening and the gap would be filled with mortar. Only the doors made by Design Specialties can be burned with the doors closed. The others must be burned open.
Fireplace Opening: 44 3/4" W x 36 3/4" 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
Aluminum is the least expensive material. The outer hinges are stainless steel but the bifold hinges are normal steel. For this reason, we normally recommend cabinet doors when installed outdoors. However, due to the size of your fireplace, you must use bifold doors, so the bifold hinges may need to be replaced periodically.
Stainless steel is the most popular choice for outdoors. It can be powder coated in black or some other dark finishes that will hold up well outdoors. The mesh doors or sliding mesh curtains and all of the hardware will be stainless steel.
Hand Crafted Solid Brass
Solid brass has been used in outdoor applications for centuries. It is most often painted black but can also be made in an unfinished brass that will develop a natural patina over time.
Zinc Coated Wrought Iron
Zinc coated wrought iron is extremely durable and has a more rugged look since it is hand forged. It is also the most expensive.
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!