Some of the most beautifully unique and eye-catching fireplaces are those with an arched design. Showing true artisan craftsmanship, these fireplaces have a character unlike any other feature of a home. Our arch fireplace doors are built to accentuate each individual fireplace, and to showcase their best features.
We offer a collection of arch fireplace doors with a wide variety of styles and customized personality! Whether you’re looking for a simple, straightforward look that helps to clean up the edges of an uneven arch, or an intricately detailed design that brings flare to your fireplace, we can make help you find the right arched glass fireplace doors.
Almost every one of our arched fireplace doors can be made in either an inside fit or overlap fitment. Since these types of doors are completely custom made you also have many options to tailor them to your preferences. For example some customers would rather have an arched fireplace screen with doors, instead of traditional glass doors. We can accommodate this by swapping out the glass for mesh doors instead!
Overlap doors will install with a portion of their frame overlapping around the outside of the fireplace opening, covering the ends of the stone or brick. This can help to neaten up an uneven arch and create a sense of clean symmetry within the fireplace opening. This fitment is also a little simpler of an installation, as it wouldn’t necessarily require any mortaring, and the measurement tolerances wouldn’t be quite as critical.
Inside Fit doors would install directly within the fireplace opening, and would require the gaps around their frame to be mortared in after installation. Instead of covering the inconsistencies in your stone or brick, these doors would showcase them! If you enjoy seeing the unique differences in the fireplace arch, or just don’t want to cover up the edges of the opening, this is the fitment that you’re looking for.
Custom arched fireplace doors are very flexible and can be made to fit virtually any arched fireplace opening. We have a robust system of checks and balances after your order is placed to insure the fitment will be correct and the sizes match exactly. Our manufacturers even send out steel or wood templates for you to test fit in your fireplace before production begins! Arched fireplace glass doors have the ability to totally transform your fireplace and hearth and will give your living space a brand new look.
In addition to getting the basic measurements for your fireplace, inside fit doors include some added assurance! With each order for an inside fit arch door, we will send you a mylar template complete with measuring instructions. In many cases, once that traced mylar template is received, a laser-cut, thin steel template will be made and sent out for you to test the fit before your door enters into the full stages of production. Measure twice, cut once!
Ceramic glass is available on several of our arched fireplace doors, and it’s an upgrade that a lot of people are drawn to. Many of our customers like the added safety of being able to burn with their fireplace doors closed, others have done some research and found out that ceramic glass actually transfers heat through the glass into the room, making your fireplace just that much more efficient. We have even had customers purchase ceramic glass doors so that they can use their outdoor fireplace for smoking meats!
Many of the arch doors that we offer have an option to upgrade them to be air-sealed doors! This means that gasketing is added around the edges of the door frames and glass to provide a better seal, which can eliminate cold drafts, as well as fireplace odor when you’re not burning a fire. Air-sealed doors can also help reduce heating and cooling costs, making it a smart upgrade to choose.
Q: How Do I Measure An Arched Opening For My Fireplace Door?
A: Arched openings are often associated with cut stone fireplaces. These stones tend to have variations in them, making the measurement of the arch a bit inconsistent. To hide this, a lot of installers will opt for overlapped replacement fireplace doors. However, an inside fit door allows the natural flow and beautiful design of the stone to be seen.
A: Regardless of the door fit you choose or the substrate material your fireplace has, measuring for a custom arched fireplace door doesn't have to be tricky. We're going to tell you how to measure for fireplace doors for your arched top application! To get accurate dimensions, you need to make a template of your fireplace opening. You can use anything to make your template - brown paper, mylar, cardboard, and even shower curtains work.
Q: How Do I Measure My Arched Opening?
Obtain a very large piece of the plastic film, paper, or cardboard – big enough that it will cover the entire opening, as well as an additional 12 inches above the arch and 2-3 feet on either side of the opening. (You may need to tape two pieces of film together in order to cover the entire area.) The bottom of the film should be flush with the bottom of the fireplace opening.
Use low-tack masking tape to apply the film to your fireplace.
Use a black felt tip marker to carefully and accurately trace the opening of your fireplace. Maintain an eye level with your marker at all times to ensure an exact representation of the outline.
If the lintel is not hidden behind the stone or substrate of your fireplace, you'll need to take its measurement into account in your outline. The location of the lintel is a very important component of your template. Please take a moment to measure:
the height of the lintel to the face of the fireplace
the depth of the lintel to the face of the fireplace
Once completed, make sure to label your tracing correctly before sending it in. Mark the following information on the template:
lintel: mark “no lintel” or indicate the height & depth of the lintel
location of the hearth (no hearth, flush with opening, or above/below the opening – please include additional measurements in this case)
order number - if you have one
your telephone number
contact name (person who drew the template)
order form/email (if applicable)
Carefully roll the film into a cylinder (writing side in!) and place it in a mailing tube to ensure safe shipment.
Q: How are arched fireplace doors attached?
A: We want to make the installation of your arched fireplace door as easy as possible for you! Therefore, when you receive your customized doors, they will come with detailed step by step instructions on how to install your doors. You will want to make sure you follow the directions to install your doors correctly. We also have a general installation guide available for you here. The tools you will need will also be provided to you with your install directions. Don't forget you can always give our customer service representatives a call if you get stuck or have any questions!