There are many benefits to having fireplace doors like safety, efficiency, and of course added beauty, but before you choose a fireplace door there are a few things that you should consider. I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress and today I will talk about three things to consider when choosing fireplace doors for your hearth.
Choosing Fireplace Doors
Do you have a masonry or factory built fireplace, and how do you know? When choosing fireplace doors you will need to first determine if your fireplace is a masonry fireplace or a factory built fireplace. Factory built fireplaces also called zero-clearance fireplaces are made of metal and may use a combination of insulated walls, glass doors, air-cooled pipe and blowers to circulate the heat produced by the fire. Masonry fireplaces are structures that are created with the use of materials such as brick, cement, or natural stones and are held together with some kind of bonding agent.
Once you have determined what type of fireplace you have you will need to measure your fire place. When fitting your fireplace with a fireplace glass door, fitting the doors properly is of the utmost importance. Not only is it vital to the function of the fireplace but it will help you decide if you will require a stock size fireplace glass door or a custom order fireplace glass door. Depending on your fireplace and the door that you are choosing, some will require simple measurements like the opening width and heights; others may require more in-depth measurements like the lintel height. If you are unsure of exactly how to measure your fireplace for fireplace glass doors follow see our measuring for fireplace glass doors guide.
After you have your measurements now it is time to determine what style door you are looking for. Fireplace glass doors are available in a variety of styles that will accent any decor. When choosing fireplace doors you will often get to choose a glass color along with your desired finish. Certain fireplace glass doors are offered with options like glass channel handles, frame finishes, riser bars, mesh screens, and tracked or trackless doors. Whether your fireplace has a true masonry look and feel or more of an elegant and sophisticated tone, there are many fireplace glass door options available to fit your needs.
Adding a fireplace door to your hearth will add beauty, safety and efficiency to your fireplace. They also provide a flame presentation that allows you to get a full view of the fire while having piece of mind. I hope that you have found this information helpful.