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Masonry Fireplace Doors

Satin Black Fremont Masonry Fireplace DoorIf you are looking for the best masonry fireplace doors, our large selection of fireplace glass doors will be a wonderful addition to your fireplace. We offer doors for any budget and whether you are a beginner or expert at DIYing or just want to add your special touch. With our helpful staff and these affordable fireplace doors, you can create a comfortable living space that you have always dreamt of. Regardless if you are going to spend a month or the following 50 years in your home.

Fireplaces are known to be inefficient which leads many people to look for solutions. One of the best solutions is installing a new masonry fireplace door. Glass fireplace doors can also help increase overall energy consumption by reducing the draft. Fireplace doors can also help with smoke coming into the house when you are starting a fire or when the fire is dying out.

When your fireplace doors are due for an upgrade, our fireplace doors are not only a budget-friendly choice but they are customizable too. We will make sure that you find a Masonry fireplace door that is suited for you. We offer the following styles and designs: Classic, traditional, modern, contemporary, as well as a variety of finishes and glass colors.  Do you have a corner or peninsula fireplace? No worries, we have a selection of corner fireplace doors that will compliment your L-Shape or peninsula fireplace.

What is a Masonry Fireplace?

Masonry fireplaces are built at the same time as your home. The mason who creates the fireplace designs it in such a way that it becomes part of your home structure. You can call it a work of art!  The interior of a masonry fireplace is crafted from mortar and brick or stone, while the exterior portion that you see and enjoy in your living space may be made of matching materials like stone, marble, granite, and yes even tile. Built to last a lifetime, they are meant to be a focal point in your home. Upgrade your fireplace with one of our custom masonry doors. Don't worry we are not forgetting about the outdoors, you can beautify that too! There are wood burning fireplace doors for outside that are specifically made with materials that will resist the wear and tear that comes along with nature. Either way it is possible to have glass doors for your fireplace!


Masonry Firebox

A firebox is the part of the fireplace where the fire burns. So it must be able to withstand the heat that is generated from the fire. The type of fireplace you have will depend on if your firebox is brick or metal. Masonry fireplaces as stated above are built from bricks or stone and typically have a brick firebox.

Prefab Firebox

These fireplaces are made in the factory and can be seen in newer homes. The inside of the prefab firebox is usually built from solid sheets of metal. To prevent the fire’s heat from penetrating and damaging the firebox, they have refractory panels inside which look like bricks. 


Masonry Fireplace Design

Masonry fireplaces come in many shapes and sizes. Each one is unique to the house it was built in. There is everything from the standard square masonry fireplace (as pictured above), to elegant arched masonry fireplaces. Some masonry fireplaces have a raised hearth where others have the hearth level with the floor of the firebox. Knowing the details of your masonry fireplace will help tremendously when purchasing a masonry fireplace door. So if you're not familiar with the details, go check out your masonry fireplace after reading this guide. Many of these differences come into play when ordering a masonry fireplace door so it's best to know what you are working with beforehand. Glass door fireplaces can totally transform your living space but it is important to get all the details right when ordering.

The Difference Between Masonry Fireboxes and Prefab Fireboxes

Masonry fireplaces are built and designed to last you a lifetime, and are generally constructed when the house or structure is being built. Prefab fireplaces are fabricated fireboxes made with metal that contain refractory brick panels. The masonry fireplaces can also withstand more heat than the prefab fireplaces. But then again prefab fireplaces have metal flues, that are easier to clean than your brick masonry firebox. Prefab fireplaces are also more reasonably priced. Masonry fireplaces are built on-site by the mason at the same time the house is being built while the prefab firebox is built in a factory. A good rule of thumb when trying to figure out what type of fireplace you have is the presence of black metal. If there is a lot of black metal surrounding your fireplace door or firebox then you most likely have a prefab fireplace. As you can see in the picture above, an empty masonry fireplace is made completely from brick or stone and there is no metal present. Glass doors for your fireplace can fit quite differently depending on which type of firebox you have.

Wood Burning Fireplace Glass Doors


Piccolo Fixed Size Masonry Fireplace Door

There are many different kinds of wood fireplace doors to choose from, and in this section we will break down the most common types to make your shopping easier. We know shopping for products like this can be a daunting task but once you understand the basics you will be able to make an informed decision. As always we have a talented and friendly customer service team that is happy to assist you if you are having trouble finding the right door for your masonry fireplace.

Masonry fireplaces by their nature are made in all kinds of shapes and sizes, which means the glass fireplace doors must be made to accommodate them. In many cases this means the fireplace door is custom made to fit your exactly opening. However there are some fixed-size doors that fit a range of openings and are typically more budget-friendly than custom-size fireplace doors. If you have a unique opening there is a good chance that our fixed-sized doors won't work, but there is always a custom-size door that can be made to fit. A glass door fireplace has many different benefits aside from style as well!

A new masonry fireplace door will enhance the beauty of the dazzling flames with its simple design in your family home. Fireplace enclosures are made from extruded aluminum, steel, and stainless steel depending on the manufacturer and door type. Outdoor fireplace doors are made exclusively from stainless steel so they can withstand the elements and not rust or degrade over time. Below we will outline the most common types of wood fireplace doors.

Fixed Size Masonry Doors

These are the most affordable fireplace doors when it comes to masonry fireplaces. The drawback is they are not compatible with every single masonry fireplace because they are meant to fit specified size ranges. If your opening does not fall within the allotted ranges then a fixed-size door will not be an option. In that case we would suggest a custom-size masonry fireplace door instead which are very close in overall cost. The picture below shows an example of these sizes ranges which were taken from the Ardmore fireplace door, one of our most popular fixed-size doors.

Fixed Size Fireplace Door Ranges

Here are some of our most popular "fixed size" doors. They are simple and stylish and arrive quickly to your front door. These doors come in flat black and are available in varying sizes. The first door features bi-fold doors while the second door features cabinet style doors. Some glass fireplace doors are available in fixed-size and custom-size version, so if you like a standard door but don't fit into the required range you can usually opt for the custom version. We separate different types of doors by category to make it easier to navigate while you are shopping for a new fireplace door.


Ardmore Door Ardmore Masonry Fireplace Door

If you want a glass fireplace door that enhances the traditional masonry fireplace heart, this is the door for you. This door is mounted outside of the fireplace to give a more attractive look and to reduce the heat and the cool air that gets lost.

Alexander Door Alexander Masonry Fireplace Door

This enclosure will adapt to any home decor and styling. As a stock door, the Alexander is the perfect option if you are a homeowner and looking to make a huge difference in your living area in a short period of time.


Custom Masonry Fireplace Doors

With custom fireplace doors, you can choose from several finishes for the glass and frames. Custom-size masonry fireplace doors also can be made as overlap fit and inside fit, depending on your fireplace. If you have an over-sized or unique fireplace opening you will likely need a custom masonry fireplace door. We have created various categories of custom style doors to make your shopping experience easier. Custom doors are made to fit in a particular way whether that will provide you with a specific amount of overlap, or guarantee a finished frame size. If you are looking for a fireplace door for a specific application, like burning with your doors closed, we have a ceramic glass door category just for that.

Custom fireplace doors are compatible with 3 sided openings and suspended openings. If you see a door you like that is not available in the fitment or size you need, make sure to give us a call as many of our fireplace doors can be made to virtually any size or fitment. Custom doors start at a base price and their price scales based on the overall opening size that is entered. If you want to see more detailed information about the custom door you are interested in you can go scroll down on the product page and view the description and technical specifications. We also include PDF installation manuals and instructions for all of our fireplace doors that you can view right online, and a printed copy is also sent with your purchase.

What is the Difference Between Standard and Custom Masonry Fireplace Doors?

We have a large selection of masonry fireplace doors that will make a wonderful addition to your home. With the custom fireplace doors, you have the freedom of selecting an enclosure that is tailored to your specifications. You have the ability to choose the style, color, design, door type, glass tint, and more. Think of it this way, you have a unique door that is made by you for you. If you need a masonry fireplace door fast, standard-size masonry fireplace doors will be ideal for you. These doors come in a variety of sizes and may not take as long to ship as a completely custom-made door. Standard masonry doors have fewer options and only fit certain size fireplaces, but if you fall within those sizes standard doors are a great budget friendly option.

Thin Line Door

Thinline Masonry Fireplace Door

This door has a slim frame and is available as an inside fit only. If you are looking for a sleek and minimalist appearance the Thin Line wood burning fireplace glass doors will be ideal for you. As mentioned above it is an inside fit enclosure that is for masonry fireplaces only. With the Thin Line wood burning fireplace door, you can have a clear and majestic view of the flames, wherever you are seated in the room.

Reflection Door

Reflection Masonry Fireplace Door

The Reflection Masonry Fireplace Door has curved styling that is featured in a clean and contemporary design. The Reflection door is available as an overlap fit. There are multiple finishes and glass tints to choose from. Get customizing and have a Masonry fireplace door that fits and compliments your decor!

What is the Difference Between Inside and Overlap Fit Masonry Doors?

Overlap fit masonry doors sit on the hearth or floor and up against the brick facing. They do not sit inside of the fireplace opening itself, which is why they are called overlap doors. The amount of overlap varies from door to door and is mainly impacted by the frame profile and frame width. Generally the larger or wider the door frame is the more overlap it will provide. For example if a fireplace door says it provides 2 1/2" of overlap, that means the door will overhang 2 1/2" past each side of the opening. For a 3-sided door this overlap would apply to the sides and top.

Custom Options

Our masonry custom fireplace glass doors allow you the freedom of selecting an enclosure that is tailored to your specifications! This collection is very different from our standard doors. Here, you have the ability to choose the size you need, as well as the luxury of choosing from more options for style, color, design, door type, glass tint, and more. You can essentially create a door that is a unique masterpiece. Think of it as masonry fireplace doors custom made by you, for you!

Because these glass fireplace doors are tailor-made to your preferences, please be aware that shipping may be extended by a few weeks versus our stock doors. Perfection takes time, and our manufacturers put their heart and soul into every intricate detail that is involved in the creation of your one of a kind custom fireplace door. Choose a style that accentuates your home's decor theme, and we'll design a door that will be treasured in your home for years of enjoyment. Custom fireplace enclosures can be made to accommodate any style!


Every custom fireplace door has a variety of different finish options. Each manufacturer has their own line of finishes so if you notice different glass fireplace doors offering different finishes, that is likely the reason. Finish options are also dependent on the fireplace door material. There are typically standard and premium finished options although some of the more budget-friendly custom doors only offer standard powder coat finishes. It is important to understand that the same exact finish color will appear slightly different depending on what the base material is. For example, finishes applied to aluminum frame fireplace doors are considerably lighter than if that same finish was applied to a steel frame fireplace door.

Custom Fireplace Door Color Samples

You can purchase multiple finish samples online if you would like to compare them in real life or see how they contrast with other colors in your living space. We sell finish samples based on the manufacturer which you can find listed on each product page right below the "Add to cart" button. Remember to also double check the base material of the product so you know whether to buy steel or aluminum samples, as we mentioned above those can vary.

Some manufacturers also offer plated or anodized finishes which are offered on high end fireplace doors. It is common for door stiles (the metal pieces that hold the glass) to be plated or anodized. Some custom fireplace doors also have trim kits that are plated nickel or gold which give the fireplace door a unique and high quality appearance. Most of these plated and anodized finishes have samples available as well that can be ordered. Fireplace Doors Online offers a $25 discount code on your next order if you send your samples back to us.


Custom fireplace doors have the largest amount of additional options and accessories compared to standard fireplace doors. This is one of the reasons people lean toward a custom fireplace door along with them also offering a much wider range of available sizes and fitments. The most popular custom fireplace door options are Door Type, Glass Tint, and Mesh. Let's break down these 3 common options below:

  • Door Type: This is referring to bi-fold or cabinet style glass doors. Some standard fireplace doors only come with one or the other, where almost all custom fireplace doors give you the choice.
  • Glass Tint: This refers to the glass tint either for bi-fold or cabinet style glass doors.
  • Mesh: This refers to fireplace mesh that is installed on the back of the fireplace door behind the glass doors. Most custom fireplace doors will have the option of sliding mesh or cabinet gate mesh. Sliding mesh is your traditional fireplace mesh that slides on a rod and has 2 curtains and pulls. Cabinet gate mesh are actually solid cabinet mesh doors that sit directly behind the glass door and do not open a full 180 degrees.

Other common options are Fitment, Draft Assembly, and Door Designs. We talked about the difference between overlap fit and inside fit above, these are both fitment options. Most custom size fireplace doors can be made as inside fit or overlap fit, but there are some doors that only offer one or the other. It is important to check the information on the product page before ordering as the wrong fitment can cause serious issues. The draft assembly is basically a vent built into the bottom of the fireplace door frame, which also has a handle so it can be opened or closed. These are also known as damper assemblies. They are not required but they can be useful in certain situations if you have a wood burning fireplace. Lastly we mentioned door designs, these are laser cut metal designs that sit on top of the glass doors to give your custom made fireplace door more detail. These are not offered as an option on every custom fireplace door but when they are you will have multiple different door designs to choose from that will make your fireplace door completely unique.


Why are Fireplace Doors Necessary?

    • They keep your loved ones safe!
    • It goes without saying that the flames from a roaring fire are intriguing to look at, and on particularly cold days, you can't help but cozy up to the hearth. This sounds wonderful and alluring, but stop and think for one moment about the curious little creatures and small, often precarious children in your home. The inviting warmth and ambiance of the flames in an open fireplace can be a little too enticing for them, and the last thing you want is an injury. Fireplace doors with glass help to keep everyone protected.
    • For an added safety measure: keep little hands away from the hot glass by placing a decorative fireplace screen in front of the doors. There are several protective folding varieties available that will add even more beauty and character to your already attractive hearth!
    • They are more reliable than mesh screens!
    • While hanging mesh fireplace screens do provide a small measure of safety, they are not as secure as a fireplace door. Glass barriers significantly reduce the risk of damage by keeping sparks and embers within the fireplace, and children and pets out! Without them, the likelihood of hot cinders flying around and damaging carpet and furnishing, or logs rolling out and causing harm is a lot higher. Adding a door to your fireplace is a secure and inexpensive way to keep dangerous hazards contained, and your home and loved ones safe!
    • They keep dangerous downdrafts from entering your living space!
    • Installing glass doors for your fireplace has been proven to reduce downdrafts from the chimney. This incident of aggressive air paths from winter storms pulls dangerous smoke into your home and can cause a multitude of problems. In the event of a downdraft, it is also possible that embers will escape the hearth and cause damage, or even worse, a fire. Closing your glass doors eliminates the hazards that accompany downdrafts.
    • Fireplace doors are actually more efficient than chimney dampers!
    • Dampers are metal plates that regulate airflow in your chimney. Newly installed units fit like a glove, but after a year or two, they tend to warp and allow extra air to pass into the chimney. Instead of relying solely on the damper, you could simply add fireplace doors and greatly reduce the cost of your home’s heating and cooling bills. Prevent warm air from escaping your home during the winter, and keep cool air inside during the summer. 
    • Closing your glass doors will act as a barrier that encases the heat source!
    • This results in more heat being generated from the firewood. Heat is absorbed and radiated through the glass, and the output is more substantial than that of an open fireplace. This means you'll need less wood to generate warmth!

Do Fireplace Doors with Glass Help a Fireplace?

Yes! Glass doors are great for helping your fire burn more efficiently. The glass doors will produce more heat and radiate the heat into your room better. They are a great way to control the heat and fire within your fireplace. 

What is a Masonry Fireplace?

A masonry fireplace is built at the time of your home being built by a mason. They are usually made of brick or stone and mortar and part of your home structure.  

How do I Know if my Fireplace is Masonry?

There are a few ways you can verify if your fireplace is masonry. Taking the time to play detective and look at a few different aspects of your fireplace is the least time consuming and efficient way to tell. You will want to look at the following things: 

  • The firebox within the fireplace and if the firebox is built of individual firebrick
  • If you have a brick chimney
  • Built with brick or stone and mortar

How do I Install a Fireplace Door?

A customer installs her brand new Normandy custom masonry fireplace door - without the help of a contractor!Every fireplace door comes complete with an installation guide. That being said, the method of fireplace door installation will be different for each model, depending on the manufacturer, the measurements of your application, and the type of fireplace that you have (pre-fab or masonry).

We've attempted to put together a basic tutorial to show you how simple it is to complete this task on your own without the help of a professional. As you can see here in the customer-submitted photo to the right, this young lady is positioning her brand new Normandy custom door on her masonry fireplace without the help of a contractor. Properly outfitted with safety goggles and the look of dedication and self-confidence, this installation was a total breeze for our customer!