If you're thinking of buying a fireplace for your home, you need to ask yourself these essential questions to ensure you'll find the perfect style and type that meets your and your home's requirements.
A fire bowl is an excellent way to get some use out of your patio or backyard during the cold months. It can also make your outdoor area a lovely gathering space during other seasons. But before shopping around for the perfect fire bowl, you need to do your homework first to ensure you'll end up with the right one for your needs.
Tiki torches can make your garden more festive during summertime. Their flickering flames are not just exciting but comforting as well. Before installing and twisting them into your ground, consider the tiki torch tips we have here for a more appealing outdoor space.
Installing a fireplace is always worth the time and effort. It may be a challenging task, but having hat rustic, cozy image of flickering flames combined with a natural source of heat, makes it a rewarding endeavor.
Keep your wood burning fireplace in tip-top shape with these simple and easy maintenance tips.
Indoor fireplaces are a stunning focal point to any home. Restoring or adding one in your humble abode is a fantastic way to enhance its cozy factor during the winter season. Not only does it provide a warm ambiance but boost your home's value as well.
Customers have loved our Easy Fireplace Glass Door Finder so much that we decided to make one for mesh and spark protection! In 2 easy steps, we’ll guide to the right mesh for your fireplace using visual examples, and then direct you to the appropriate category.
Fireplace, chimney, and wood stove maintenance is essential not just to the safety of your home, but your family as well. Don't skimp on maintenance as it could be deadly. These tips can help you not only properly maintain your fireplace or chimney, but guide you in the proper direction to finding the right professional to help you with any repair needs.
When looking for a fireplace door for your Zero Clearance fireplace, make sure you are buying the correct type of door. Forget going to a big box store - come to Fireplace Doors Online - the experts in fireplaces!
We have been happy to see that our customers are enjoying our new Snapshot Quote feature on our website, FireplaceDoorsOnline.com. When looking to get a quote on a fireplace door, this is the easiest way to do it!
Fireplace doors, screens, and gates are essential accessories you should have to protect your pets when using your fireplace.
Before you order and install a new ventless gas log set or coal basket into your home, you may want to go through this checklist to make sure you’re purchasing the right log set for your fireplace.
It’s not uncommon during the shipping process for the screws in the door rails of the Nightwell to become loose, causing the doors to misalign and appear crooked when installed. Luckily, this is a simple fix that does not require a service professional and can be done right at home.
Are you debating whether or not to toss out that old pellet stove or add a chic electric fireplace, all the while wondering if zone heating is worth it? Let us reassure you that it is. But first, what is zone heating? And how does it compare to a central heating system?
Do you know what type of fireplace opening you have and what glass fireplace door will be compatible with it?
Are you looking to add spark protection to your new fireplace door? Or contemplating between a mesh door and standing fireplace screen for your wood burning fireplace? Find out what makes mesh curtains, doors, and screens different from each other and which type of spark protection best fits with your fireplace.
Learn about the differences in the 3 various fireplace door styles available on our website: cabinet, trackless bi-fold, and tracked bi-fold doors. Which one is easier to clean? Which one is great for smaller spaces? Read on to find out what #SeleseKnows!
The design team at Fireplace Doors Online has gone all out for our latest Mantel Of The Month! Inspired by 50s style decor and mementos, we've fashioned together a tribute to our nation's independence for the 4th of July! Complete with Old Glory, marching band paraphernalia, the ol' ball and glove, and firecrackers in the form of pin-up pictures, this vintage inspired fireplace mantel decor ties together all of our favorite things about this era!
Summer is upon us, and that means the sounds of church bells are ringing for many! Here at Fireplace Doors Online, we've taken your typical outdoor wedding theme and enhanced it with a fireplace mantel surround. You need not have a fireplace in your garden or alfresco venue for this decor - simply set up the wooden surround and adorn with the wedding decorations of your choice! Our design team has cleverly united some of our products as well as personal momentos to create this beautiful centerpiece. Get some inspiration for outdoor wedding decoration ideas from our latest excerpt!
For this special edition of our Mantel Of The Month series, we turn our traditional mantel shelf into a man cave inspired rustic fireplace display! In honor of Father's Day, we wanted to pay tribute to dads everywhere, as well as the hunters, the fishers, and the outdoorsmen in our lives! See how easy it is to recreate this theme for that special guy in your life for any occasion, and check out our recommendations for other man cave decorating idea! Remember to look for our beloved brass hearth cricket, Sir Jazzalot!
Thinking about adding a hip and efficient electric fireplace to your home or apartment? Join Fireplace Doors Online as we explore the beauty and benefits of linear and wall mount electric fireplaces! We answer some of your frequently asked questions about our Modern Flames and Amantii products in this informative blog article about indoor/outdoor electric fireplaces.
We absolutely love our June Mantel of the Month!! Watch as our home decor team member, Mary, gets some nautical inspiration and spruces up one of our stone mantels. See how easy it is to create this simple yet elegant theme in your own home with just a few pieces of pallet wood, rope, mason jars, and our sparkling landscape glass!!!
Upgrade from eating around a fire pit with food precariously perched on your lap to eating around an elegant fire table by American Fyre Designs! In today's knowledge base article, we'll cover all the bases about picking out the perfect feature when we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about fire tables.
Starting this month, Fireplace Doors Online will conjure a themed Mantel of the Month every 30 days. In honor of Memorial Day, our design team decorated a stone mantel with vintage pieces from our homes, including photos of loved ones who served in the armed forces. See how simple it is to create a similar look for your own fireplace! Don't forget to look for Sir Jazzalot!
Outdoor fireplaces can be affected by weather's temperamental character, especially during the winter. With the arrival and duration of cold temperatures, the ground freezes, thaws, and then refreezes, causing the soil to shift and moving anything on top of it. Even if your outdoor fireplace is on a patio or concrete slab, this extreme temperature fluctuation can cause masonry to become unstable, crack, or crumble. What's a homeowner to do?? Read more about maintenance for your outdoor heating application and find out!
Suspect a gas leak? Questioning if your ball valve needs to be replaced? If you have a gas burning feature, now is the time to be proactive with some routine maintenance. Before the summer begins, it's a good idea to check for problems and get them taken care of. We have some helpful information on how you can detect a gas leak and when it's time to replace your quarter-turn ball valve!
Wondering how to measure for gas logs, or perhaps how to choose the best gas logs for existing fireplaces? In this informative article, we unveil how to tell the difference between vented and unvented gas logs, as well as offer you an easy to understand gas log buying guide!
Fireplace Doors Online clears the air and tells you how to tell the difference between vented and unvented gas logs! We'll talk about installing ventless gas logs in existing fireplaces, and answer the age old questions, "Do vented gas logs give off heat? Are ventless gas logs safe? Do vented gas logs smell?" Become a pro when it comes to gas fireplace logs with this informative article!
Studies show that breathing in the fresh, salty sea air can has tremendous health advantages for the body, mind, and soul! While there are many good reasons to become a seaside dweller, Fireplace Doors Online has found that some of our outdoor products don't reap the same benefits as we humans do. In fact, experience has shown us that the effect of salt water on concrete has the exact opposite effect of beneficial when it comes to our scupper bowls for pools. Read our informative post to find out why!
There's nothing quite like the enjoyment of a fire in your own backyard! Gathering close to feel the warmth of the vibrant flames while you and your loved ones reminisce together under the starlit night is the perfect end to a long summer day. What makes your backyard bonfire even more delightful is the ability to experience it safely. A customer recently asked, "Do I need a spark screen for my concrete fire bowl?" We felt that maybe this perfectly legitimate question deserved a little more elaboration!
Our fireplace technicians have compiled the top 5 tips on how to best prevent a chimney fire when using your fireplace this winter. We'll help you out with these tips and some more safety information.
As the last few dog days of summer dwindle down, and the children rush off to school, the leaves will start to turn colors, and the temperatures will start to drop. When the crisp scent of Autumn pervades your senses, you might start to think about using your fireplace soon. Fireplace Doors Online will help you to make sure your fireplace is ready for the winter season, by learning about your gas valve and how you can replace it, if needed.
The decorative gas valve key is an essential part of your valve assembly. We have a variety of beautiful Dante valve keys, available in different finishes and sizes. But what exactly does a gas valve key do? Read this informative article to find out more!
Ever wonder what an escutcheon is? What many people are not aware of is that this device appears in many areas all over your home, and don't necessarily have to be gas fire feature related! Let us explain all about what an escutcheon is and how it is utilized!
We all know that a fire feature is likely to make quite a statement in your backyard. Whether you are considering the addition of a fire pit to the center of your lawn, or wanting to grace your poolscape with a monumental display of our famous concrete fire bowls, an outdoor living space is only complete with an accompaniment of dancing flames!
Our steel mantel shelves are incredibly durable and built to last! Made from heavy duty steel by the hands of American craftsman, these mantel shelves come in all different sizes and styles. A great addition to any outdoor or electric fireplace, steel mantel shelves can top any of these heating appliances with style!
Installing a mesh curtain and rod kit onto your masonry fireplace is quite easy when you follow these step by step instructions! With photos showing each step, you'll have your hanging mesh curtain installed in no time!
We're sure you've heard of our world famous outdoor concrete bowls by now, but do are you familiar with origin of these unique features? Where they came from or the process that goes into producing each individual piece? We're excited to debut these lovely outdoor creations in our focus on American-made products! Let us tell you more about these great products so that you can learn all about what makes our concrete fire and water bowls so popular and special!
Safety should be an utmost priority when it comes to your backyard wood burning fire pit. A great way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to utilize a fire pit screen. It's also really important that you have the right kind of screen for your feature. Fireplace Doors Online had some really incredible products that meet local fire codes and can also withstand the extreme temperatures from the flames. This week, we are highlighting our USA-Made fire pit screens, and we'd like to tell you why they are such a terrific investment for your backyard fire pit.
Fireplace Doors Online has some easy tips to help you with the proper cleaning and care of your gas log lighter! When the bonfire season has come to an end for your backyard fire pit, it is wise to make sure that ash buildup and soot is removed from your log starter. This ensures a well-running device that will continue to be safe to operate in your home!
There are so many ways to start a fire in a fire pit. Surprisingly, there are many people out there who have never had the pleasure of learning basic fire-starting skills. The good news is, you don't have to be a scout to know how to do it! Regardless of your fuel choice, there are different methods to get that blaze burning. Let us walk you through the top five most popular ways to starting a fire!
Fireplace Doors Online gives you a breakdown of the best ways to start a fire in your wood burning fireplace.
In just five steps you can transform your pre-fab fireplace from drab to fab! We provide instructions, product ideas, and even recipes for all-natural cleaners to help you out!
Fireplace Doors Online is all about style, performance, and safety when it comes to fireplaces. That's why we wanted to address a huge controversy: "Can I mount my TV over my fireplace?" While our first inclination is to say, "No! Absolutely not!", we didn't want to put tongue in cheek and overlook certain issues that apply to this situation. We're here to give you all the pros and cons, do and don'ts, and "if this then that" associated with this debate!
If you are planning on installing an outdoor fire feature, or perhaps converting your wood-burning fire pit to a gas-fueled option, you'll need to decide if you want to use natural gas or propane. What many people don't know is that there is a big difference between the two. So much, in fact, that additional ventilation and an air mixer are required in order to ensure that your propane accent is operating properly. Fireplace Doors Online is here to explain the difference between the two gasses, and why it is so important for propane to be properly aerated!
The “stile” is a very important piece of your fireplace door. Stiles securely encase the glass panels of your fireplace door. In conjunction with the frame and glass panels, this is what gives your fireplace "style". To gain a better understanding, we're taking a closer look at the anatomy of a fireplace door! Let's decipher between "fireplace style" and "fireplace door stile"!
During the operation of your fireplace, the position of your doors - open or closed - can have a direct impact on the safety and efficiency of your feature. They're not just there to make your fireplace look beautiful, contrary to popular belief. There are several factors that can influence what should and should not be done. Fireplace Doors Online has analyzed this conundrum and is here to provide you with the facts!
Copper is a beautiful and durable material. We love the fact that so many of our outdoor products are fabricated from this brilliant metal. Over time, with constant exposure to the environmental elements, the natural oxidation process will encourage an aqua-tinged patina to form on the surface of your copper feature. A lot of our customers love the old-world look that this coating exudes. However, there are also those that prefer the shimmery, auburn appearance that this metal is known for. In order to restore copper to its original sheen and maintain its gorgeous look, simply utilize some everyday "staples" that you probably have inside your pantry or fridge!
The heating season is winding down and you’re giving your wood or pellet stove its last thorough cleaning when – uh oh! You notice a small crack on the exterior housing. While this may seem alarming at first, it may not be as some of us my think. Take a deep breath and let’s evaluate the situation together.
Homeowners who have the luxury of enjoying an inviting fireplace or insert in their "castle" have been coming to us for years, seeking custom-made doors! We take joy in providing our customers with something exclusive and individual that is tailored to their specifications. But what is it, exactly, that makes a custom door so wonderful? Fireplace Doors Online is here to explain!
We know you love your grill. We're sure that many of you have had your beloved barbecue for many years, enjoying meal after outdoor-cooked meal. We're not here to sour its good name. We're not voicing our opinion to shame its traditional cooking style. We just know that you've got a lot of outdoor living to do, and no one should be chained to one spot babysit their grill. When it comes right down to it, we know that you don't want to pick between flavor and performance. We're here to tell you that you don't have to choose! Convenience, ease of use, safety, full flavor, and robust power come in one package! Let Fireplace Doors Online explain how to get all this and more with an infrared grill!
When you don't have time to do a full spring cleaning list, but you want to hit up the most important things - try this top 5 most important spring cleaning list! We'll go over the 5 most critical things that you should scrub down this spring to clear out the nasty winter funk, and get your home looking better - and your family feeling better!
When purchasing a fireplace door for your masonry fireplace, it's very important to let Fireplace Doors Online know what your hearth position is. We explain exactly why. If you're ever in doubt about what your hearth position is, please give us a call any time at 1-877-373-6677 and we will help you. You can also send us a photo of your fireplace and hearth so that we can get you a snap quote. Within no more than 3 business days, we'll be able to let you know through email exactly what your hearth position is!
In 1968 Heatilator had the number one best selling masonry form fireplace on the market - the Mark 123 fireplace. At the time, these fireplaces were revolutionary in the way they helped you heat your room. And, chances are, if you have a home that was built in the 1970's and you haven't remodeled, then you probably have an old Mark Series Heatilator fireplace in your den, living room, or family room. We'll show you how to update that 1970's look in no time!
Fireplace log lighters make lighting your wood burning fire easy. Installing a log lighter, though, can be quite intimidating. We've got step by step instructions on how to install a gas log lighter for wood burning fireplaces. We even have a great infographic to help you visualize it all set up! These are just basic instructions, since every house is different, but we hope you'll get the general idea of how to install a gas starter pipe to your fireplace with our helpful instructions!
If you’re in love with the idea of a fireplace but live in a place that doesn’t have one, you may feel you have to go without until you own your own home. That's not true though! Our electric fireplaces are a great choice when it comes to getting the charm of a fireplace without offering your landlord a bundle to renovate your rental for you.
We've got detailed instructions with graphics showing you how to install a gas log lighter into your wood burning fire pit! You'll never have to mess with stacking kindling into a tee-pee, twisting papers, and considering lighter fluid again once you have installed a liquid propane or natural gas log lighter into your fire pit. With just a twist of a wrist and a tossed in match, flames will engulf your logs and get them burning!
You’ve come to the decision that switching your wood burning fireplace to a gas log set is what’s best for you, your family and your home. Great! It isn’t as simple as just deciding that’s what you want to do and buying the first pictured fire product you see, though. There are a lot of things for you to take into account and it isn’t just the aesthetics of a gas log set. What size works best for your fireplace? And, what kind of control system works best for you? Answering these questions before you order your gas log set can mean the difference between years of enjoyment and a mistake easily costing several hundred dollars.
There are times when you cannot wait the weeks necessary for a custom made fireplace door replacement. A fireplace door is needed, and it is needed as fast as possible. Well we would like to show you a few ways you can get a fireplace door replacement fast!
There are many benefits to both ceramic and tempered glass. We'll help you figure out which type of glass you have in your fireplace, wood stove, fireplace insert, or whatever type of heating unit you own. Safely replacing the glass in your heating unit is our top priority, and if after reading our information posted in our blog you still have questions, please feel free to call us and one of our certified fireplace technicians will help you.