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Masonry Fireplace Doors

Masonry Fireplace with MantelWe all love watching our favorite movie while cuddling up with our loved ones, and enjoying the warmth and coziness of our fireplace. If 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.

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 fireplace doors for outside that are specifically made with materials that will resist the wear and tear that comes along with nature.

 

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.

The difference between Masonry Firebox and Prefab firebox

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. 

 


 

Wood Burning Fireplace Glass Doors

 

Chalet Masonry Door

These wood fireplace doors are ideal if you want to burn a small fire with the doors closed. You can check out our masonry doors by Thermo-Rite for beautiful and high-quality doors that will last for many years to come. Whether your fireplace is inside or outside of your house it does not mean your masonry fireplace door has to look ordinary. 

A new masonry fireplace door will enhance the beauty of the dazzling flames with its simple design in your family home. This fireplace enclosure is built of anodized aluminum and gives your fireplace a clean look with its overlap fit and black finish. The Chalet door will fit flawlessly with your home decor.

 

Here are some of our most popular "Fast Ship" doors. They are simple and stylish and arrive quick to your front door. These doors come in flat black and are available in varying sizes.  These two doors feature bi-fold doors although we do offer models with cabinet doors as well.

 

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.

Celebrity Door Celebrity Masonry Fireplace Door

This enclosure will adapt to any home decor and styling. As a stock door, the celebrity is the perfect option if you are a homeowner and looking to make a huge difference in your living area for 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 are also available as inside fit, depending on your fireplace. You’re not a square? Whether you are or not, your fireplace isn’t! We also have arched fireplace doors. Because arched fireplace doors are unique, they usually need a template to be sure that the door fits properly. We can send you a template and instructions on how to trace the arched opening so that your doors fit perfectly.

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 in 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.

Thinline 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 Thinline 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 Thinline wood burning fireplace door, you can have a clear and majestic view of the flames, wherever you are seated in the room.

Normandy Door

Normandy Masonry Fireplace Door

The Normandy Masonry Fireplace Door has straight-line styling that is featured in a clean and contemporary design. The Normandy door is available as an inside and 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!

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 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 colors

Color Swatch

There are the following colors:

  • Charcoal
  • copper vein
  • matte black
  • Nickel Vein
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Silver Mist
  • Silver Vein
  • Textured Black
  • Vintage Vein
  • Weather Brown

The following is a list of manufacturers that we offer doors from:

  • Custom Firescreen Inc
  • Custom Metal Company
  • Design Specialties
  • Fireplace Doors Online
  • Hearthcraft
  • Portland Willamette
  • Residential Retreat
  • Thermo-Rite
  • Wilkening
  • Ironhaus
  • FDM

Regardless of if your style airs more on the contemporary side or if you’re looking for something that looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones, we can help transform your fireplace into a much cozier corner in your home.

 


FAQs

Why are fireplace doors necessary?

  • SAFETY
    • 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. 
      • 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.
  • EFFICIENCY
    • 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 glass doors 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).

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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 googles and the look of dedication and self-confidence, this install was a total breeze for our customer!

In the following examples, we'll navigate the installation of steel and aluminum fireplace doors on masonry fireplaces. (Please remember: always consult your particular fireplace door owner's manual before installing! Your model may have different and more specific instructions listed!)