How to Measure For Fireplace Doors
|We have compiled a short list of the most frequently asked questions about Fireplace Doors. It should help you decide which door is the correct one for your fireplace. We included some maintenance and how to measure instruction. Now you can find all the info right at one spot.|
For anyone who has a fireplace in their house - then it is strongly recommended that you protect your home with a fireplace door. What is the difference between an overlap and inside fit fireplace door?
These doors can be purchased and fitted to your existing fireplace - making it look more attractive, and safer.
There are a few questions that you need to answer to find the perfect doors for you. First, you must find out if you have a masonry or factory-built fireplace. Next, determine a style that will reflect your décor. Finally determine what options you would like on the door including mesh and beveled glass
Masonry vs. Factory-built. Factory built fireplaces are easy to spot. If your outside chimney is faced with the same siding material as your house, you have a factory built fireplace. Masonry fireplaces require brick or stone chimneys. You must also check the fireplace itself. If there is any metal around the fireplace, you have a factory-built fireplace.
Factory-built fireplaces, also called "Zero Clearance" or ZC fireplaces, are designed to be built with very little clearance to combustible components of your home. They can do this because they have designed the fireplace so that cooling air insulates the hot firebox from the structure of the home. The glass doors must be designed to allow that cooling air to flow the way the firebox manufacturer designed it to flow. Gaps between the glass and frame vents exist on ZC doors to allow for this airflow. The Section Zero Clearance Doors - Pre-Fab Doors features doors in both aluminum and steel that allow for the proper airflow for factory built fireplaces.
Masonry fireplaces can accommodate a variety of fireplace doors. Aluminum and steel doors are available in many styles and finishes to accommodate nearly every décor and price range. From classic to contemporary, the possibilities are endless. Steel allows unlimited customization including arches and laser cut designs. Masonry Fireplace Doors
Fireplace glass doors installed as overlap fit will be mounted to the face of the fireplace.
Fireplace glass doors installed as inside fit will be mounted inside the opening.
An important point to consider when choosing your fireplace door is making sure it fits properly. An incorrect fitting door will lose its efficiency - allowing heat to escape through your chimney. The best way to avoid this is by correctly measuring for your fireplace height & width with a tape measure.
Make sure your measuring tape is not made of materials which stretch. Write in the fields online the exact fireplace opening measurement as requested. Do not deduct anything from your measurements otherwise your door will be built to small or will not fit.