When is it a good idea to get a mortar frame? Not all homes have them, but we highly suggest them for new constructions or if you’re adding a fireplace to your home. They may seem like an extra expense that you don’t really need, but a mortar frame is makes installing future fireplace doors, inserts and other fireplace products a breeze!
A mortar frame offers structure for you to build your brick fireplace around it, and it makes installing glass fireplace doors easier. There’s less chance of damaging your fireplace door because you simply attach it to the frame. And, we offer a few different mortar frames! You can select one for your Custom Metal Company fireplace door, or a rectangular or arched mortar frame for any other fireplace door. If you have a contractor building your home chances are you’ll already have a mortar frame ordered and ready to go, but if you’re a real DIYer and want to do it yourself, a mortar frame is a must!
Installing a mortar frame isn’t hard at all either. Center the lintel in the fireplace and level it. You’ll want the 3/8” bar to rest on top of the hearth (don’t worry, it’ll be covered once the project is done). Then, once that’s done, just build your fireplace up around it. Leave a half inch mortar bead around the outer lip so that you can install your glass fireplace door. Installing your mortar frame correctly is important, so if you aren’t sure if you can do it, it’s a good idea to get a contractor for this part of the project. The important thing is making sure everything is even and that you’re leaving the 3/8” bar exposed and 1/2”outer bead! This will ensure that you can install your glass fireplace perfectly for a nice, tight fit.
Want a way to save money on your fireplace door? We have a rewards program that let you earn a point for each dollar you spend. This can be applied to any future purchase, so you can save a little money on your future fireplace door purchase, or use it to get some of our hearth gift baskets and treat yourself to something great once the job is done! Plus, we offer free shipping on all of our projects- no minimum purchase required! It’s how we like to say thank you for doing business with us.