Having a zero clearance fireplace is one of the most desirable and attractive elements of any home. You can enhance the usefulness and beauty of your fireplace while also improving its efficiency and safety features with the installation of a high-quality zero clearance or prefab fireplace door. At Fireplace Doors Online, we offer a large variety of easy-to-install and affordable zero clearance fireplace doors that can be custom manufactured in a wide range of styles.
So if you have a factory-built fireplace at your home, you should definitely get a prefab fireplace door. These fireplace doors are specifically designed to fit fireplaces made in a factory and will simply not work on traditional masonry fireplaces. This is because the venting, mounting, and safety systems used in these doors are particularly created for use in zero clearance wood burning fireplaces. Installing them in traditional fireplaces can damage their functionality and can result in a safety hazard as well.
It is important to note that some of the fireplace doors that we offer are compatible with both masonry and zero clearance fireplaces. However, it is always best to know what kind of fireplace you have, rather than directly looking at and purchasing universal fireplace doors.
What is a Zero Clearance Fireplace?
Zero clearance fireplaces are self-constrained and factory built fireplaces that do not require any clearance or buffer zone between combustible materials like wood framing and the firebox. These fireplaces are highly efficient and are among the most affordable options due to low installation and maintenance costs. All in all, zero-clearance fireplaces are low maintenance and easy-to-operate appliances.
If you have these cozy and warm fireplaces installed at your home, you can upgrade it with one of our custom-designed prefab doors. All our prefab doors are after-market fireplace doors. They fit almost every factory-built fireplace on the market, so you can be sure that our glass fireplace doors will even work on your fireplace. Additionally, they are designed with enough air space, making your zero clearance firebox safe to use — closing off these gaps may cause overheating of the firebox and potentially start a fire.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to have the correct fireplace doors on any type of fireplace so that your home is not just up to code but, most importantly, safe! As we mentioned above, the wrong fireplace door can cause a fire hazard and may allow dangerous fumes to enter your home. You can check out our Learning Center article on correctly measuring a prefab fireplace door!
Not sure about your fireplace? Take a look at our handy guide, and feel free to ask the experts so that you can learn more about your fireplace and fireplace door! Remember, when it comes to buying a fireplace door, the proverb “measure twice, cut once” applies. So always double-check all measurements and details before finalizing your purchase to ensure that you are ordering the right product. And, if it seems like a little too much of a hassle or if you just are not sure which one to buy, you will surely love our Snapshot Quote feature!
A zero clearance or prefab fireplace is one of the most trendy fireplaces anyone can have for heating their home. Sometimes they are also referred to as factory built fireplaces. These are specially designed for houses without chimneys and do not require a hearth to operate effectively. These prefab fireplaces need very little maintenance. Furthermore, they can be easily mounted with instructions to install the units and manuals for framework specifications. They look fantastic when a masonry framework surrounds the metal unit.
These types of fireplaces usually have an air ventilation pipe at the back and are enclosed with a wooden frame. Typically, they are made of cast iron or sheet metal and are fuelled with gas, wood, or electricity. If you use them, you can clean them once a year. Prefab fireplaces can be safely mounted against or near combustible materials, such as walls or woods. The room they need is also relatively smaller than that of traditional fireplaces.
You can install prefabricated fireplaces in any room of your house to give it a modern yet traditional look. You do not have to cover them with complex or difficult brick work, as you can just get a glass door to give them a striking look. This also helps in reducing the overall cost. There are a variety of attractive designs for these types of fireplaces, and you can also pair them with an attractive mantle that complements your home colour schemes.
Zero Clearance fireplaces are gaining a great deal of popularity because they are cheaper to install and faster and easier to operate than the conventional masonry ones. If you plan to buy one of these, make sure you take proper measurements of the place where you want to get it mounted.
If you want to give your home a classic traditional look, you should go for a zero clearance wood burning fireplace. These have an iron rim and are fuelled by wood. They not only heat up your place but also reduce energy costs compared to electricity or gas-fueled ones. You will appreciate the comfort of a wooden fireplace in a commercially made zero-clearance fireplace with your family over a hot cup of coffee.
Our prefab fireplace doors add decorative flair to every room. The several styling and finishing options available complement every home setting, whether it’s modern, classic, rustic, or trendy. However, these fireplace doors are not solely for aesthetics. They improve your home’s energy efficiency and bring an additional degree of safety to the raging fire. This means you will get a more comfortable home climate, more peace of mind, and lower fuel costs all year round.
It is easy to install, and a win win, as long as you choose and place an order for the right fireplace door. The most important aspect of our ZC fireplace doors is that they pass the strict quality standards required by the factory, making them safe for your home for years to come. That level of attention and quality does not stop indoors.
All of our outdoor ZC fireplace doors are highly durable and weather resistant. Thanks to the robust building materials used, these outdoor glass fireplace doors are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Many of our outdoor fireplace doors (including outdoor accessories) are made of stainless steel or other metals, which are known to outlast other metals of poorer quality.
We stand behind our fireplace doors and are confident that they will last for several years. In fact, we even offer a lifetime warranty on the glass that comes with your fireplace door!
What are the Benefits of a Fireplace Door?
Many homeowners may question why they even need a fireplace door. After all, you know not to get too close to the fire when it is crackling in the fireplace. The same cannot be said for pets or kids though, so it is essential to consider the safety of your loved ones when you have a fireplace! There are a lot of benefits to customizing the look of your fireplace with a quality fireplace door, and we have listed just a few of them below:
Your home is as unique as you are, so we know how important it is that you have complete control over your home improvements.
With us, you have direct control over the customizations that are applied to your manufactured fireplace door so that you can make the best choices for your fireplace home décor. Many of our fireplaces with zero clearance refacing showcase elegant and visually appealing scrollwork that builds-in into the overall design and framework. A refacing will create an entirely new look for your old, tired-looking factory-built fireplace.
Our prefab fireplace doors have the same level of attention to detail and quality as the fireplace refacing we have for sale. Although installation is not the same, it is still easy for a DIYer to tackle in an afternoon! Getting your fireplace looking spectacular again is as easy as one-two-done!
The prefab fireplaces that we offer are available in the following colours:
Our Suppliers - The Manufacturers of Fireplace Doors
While we do create our own high-quality fireplace doors, we are also connected with other suppliers. By collaborating with some well-known companies, we offer box to bracket installation - we have everything you need! The whole setup comes with your purchase so no additional purchases are necessary. With these products, you are good to go as soon as you receive your purchase. We carry the complete fireplace door set up for the following suppliers:
In addition to carrying the full setup fireplace door package of the suppliers mentioned above, we also carry the same thing for companies that create beautiful fireplace doors for any type of fireplace, and not just a masonry one. We even provide replacement parts or additional products for the following suppliers:
Learn how to measure your fireplace with this informational video!
Why do you not offer a mesh curtain with your fireplace doors?
All factory-built fireplaces come standard equipped with a mesh curtain. If you want to replace your worn-out mesh curtain we have some excellent options for you to browse and consider. Or, you can replace the whole door and get a new mesh curtain with it, or a gate mesh door.
Why can't I use ceramic glass doors on my factory-built fireplace?
Using your fireplace with the fireplace doors closed causes overheating. Pre-fab fireboxes tend to be thinner steel and without the airflow that open fireplace doors allow, it can become a fire hazard. Using your fireplace doors improperly can create a dangerous and costly situation for your home.
Which fireplace door is right for my prefabricated fireplace?
Let us answer this question with a question: are you sure that you have a manufactured fireplace? An easy way to tell is history; if your fireplace was produced in a factory, it’s a pre-fab fireplace, sometimes referred to as a zero clearance fireplace. If not, you should check out our masonry fireplace doors!
Once you know that your fireplace is a manufactured unit, look for the metal stamp, plate, or marking indicating the manufacturer's information (such as Heatilator, Majestic, Superior, Marco, Sears, etc.). You should find the tag with the name of your unit either behind the screen or inside above the refractory panel, either on the left or right side. You will be looking for a black metal tag with stamped names and numbers on it.
Can you replace the glass doors on a fireplace?
You most certainly can replace your glass doors! Once you determine what type of fireplace you have either masonry or prefab, take your measurements, and shop for the door that fits your design. Then you can purchase your doors and install them!
What is a zero clearance fireplace door?
Zero clearance is another word for a pre-manufactured (prefab) door. If you have a prefab fireplace, you will need this type of door if you are looking to replace the provided doors. The prefab doors are made to be more efficient with heating and can assist with lessening your heat waste. Therefore, you will need to always make sure you are getting the correct type of glass door.
What does OEM mean?
OEM is an acronym for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Any OEM part is associated only with a specific manufacturer and cannot be used interchangeably with another fabricator's products. Keep scrolling to read more about OEM fireplace doors!
Where on the website can I find OEM fireplace doors?
Unfortunately, we don’t sell OEM fireplace doors for a few reasons.
First, we cannot offer you the same great free shipping with OEM fireplace doors as we can with the rest of our products. The special packaging that OEM doors require doesn’t qualify.
Customers generally want the entire replacement fireplace door and with OEM doors, you don’t really get that. Most of our customers are interested in the entire door because theirs has been damaged or is outdated. So, everything from the glass to the mounting hardware needs to be included.
Companies change designs and finishes over the years—sometimes even annually! When customers want to replace the original fireplace door, this can be a problem because the company may no longer carry that product as it was originally. Because of that, we offer complete fireplace enclosures with matching door and mainframe finishes.