Before you start ...
Because masonry fireplaces are man made, and due to a home settling over the years, there are bound to be subtle differences in the measurements at different ares of your fireplace. Therefore, we need to make sure we have measurements at multiple areas of your fireplace.
You'll need to measure the width of your masonry fireplace in 3 spots.
A1: The width of your firebox at the top.
A2: The width of your firebox in the center.
A3: The width of your firebox at the bottom.
You'll need to measure the height of your masonry fireplace in 3 spots.
B1: The height of your firebox on the left side.
B2: The height of your firebox in the center.
B3: The height of your firebox on the right side.
When submitting your measurements for your fireplace door, use the SMALLEST measurement from the width and the SMALLEST measurement from the height as your firebox measurements.
Hearths can be at various levels. The diagram here shows the different ways a hearth can be placed by your fire box. It is very important for us to know where in relation to your fireplace your hearth is.
85% of pre-fab fireplaces can be measured using this image here.
Measurement A: Width of the firebox at the opening.
Measurement B: Height of the firebox at the opening.
There are two different ways that manufacturer's put the mesh curtains in. Some have tracks that can be removed, and some have tracks that are not able to be removed.
Look up into the track. If there are no screws in the track, and the piece seems to be a molded piece to the actual fireplace, you will not be able to remove the track.
In this case, measure to the very bottom edge. For this picture, it would be just about where the red 9 is, or the spot this arrow is pointing to.
Most pre-fab fireplaces have a manufacturer's tag on them. Getting the information from that tag can help us to make sure we're getting the right type of door for you.
Some fireplaces, like the one here, have to be measured totally different than the others. With this type of zc fireplace, you have to measure to the absolute outside area of metal - top and bottom - left and right. This is not the "norm", but there are ones like this out there. That is why it is always best to send us a photo so we can help you.
Please DO NOT tear your fireplace facing entirely off like this. We cannot legally sell you a fireplace door for a fireplace that is in this state. This is dangerous, and could compromise the entire structure of your fireplace. The only part that you should have to remove is the door and the track for the mesh curtain. Before removing anything, please call us and we can walk you through the process.