Before you start ...

  1. Do you know what type of fireplace you have?
  2. Do you have a steel measuring tape on hand to measure your fireplace?  

For measurement directions, choose which type of fireplace you have.

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Measuring Your Masonry Fireplace

  • How To Measure For Masonry Fireplace Doors - Watch Video
  • How To Measure For Arch Masonry Fireplace Doors - Watch Video

Print out an easy to use measurement sheet to help you remember everything you'll need a measurement of!


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.

Measure the width of your masonry fireplace at the top, middle and bottom for the most accurate measurements.

 

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.

Measure the height of your fireplace at the left, right and middle.

 

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.

The measurement between your hearth and your firebox is very important.

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.

Remember...

  1. Correctly measure width and height with a non-stretchy tape measure.
  2. Fireplace mounting surface must be level.
  3. Fireplace door opening must be square and level.
  4. Opening must have enough mounting surface on top and bottom.
  5. Note the highest and lowest points on your fireplace opening. Example - The lintel bar sits lower than the brick.
  6. Determine the width of your fireplace opening by measuring top, middle and bottom.
  7. Determine the height of your fireplace opening by measuring right side, middle and left side.

Send above information with a photo of your fireplace to
Request@FireplaceDoorsOnline.com

or visit
FireplaceDoorsOnline.com/photo-quote
or call us at
1-877-373-6677


  • How To Measure For Zero-Clearance Fireplace Doors - Watch Video

Print out an easy to use measurement sheet to help you remember everything you'll need a measurement of!


How to measure a zero clearance fireplace for a door.

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.


Some things to take into consideration.


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.

When measuring, there may be a track at the top that cannot 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.

If you can get the track off (screwed in), then measure to the top of where the lip was.

If you look up into the track and see 1-3 screws in it, use a screwdriver and remove those screws.  With just a little work, that track should pop out.  This will allow you to now measure to the top of where that track was - where the red arrow is pointing to in this picture.


Prefab fireplaces have a manufacturer's tag.

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 pre-fab fireplaces, like this one, have to be measure totally different than others.

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.

 

What not to do when replacing your fireplace door.

 

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.

Remember...

  1. Correctly measure width and height with a non-stretchy tape measure.
  2. Fireplace mounting surface must be level.
  3. Fireplace door opening must be square and level.

Send above information with a photo of your fireplace to
Request@FireplaceDoorsOnline.com

or visit
FireplaceDoorsOnline.com/photo-quote
or call us at
1-877-373-6677

Last updated on July 19th 2017.