Fireplace doors are typically available with glass or screen panels. Both of these styles can give your fireplace an elegant look, but they have different impacts on your fireplace's performance. Doors with screens allow you to keep dangerous sparks from entering your home and prevent children and pets from accidentally getting too close to the fire. Glass fireplace doors also provide this kind of protection, but because they seal the fireplace opening they can offer increased efficiency as well. When you close glass fireplace doors you stop air from being lost up the flue so much more of the warm air you've spent all of that energy creating stays inside your home..
We're having stacked stone put on our masonry fireplace. We no longer burn wood and have a set of gas logs in the masonry fireplace. The stacked stone will not be smooth and I want to put glass doors on the fireplace but do not want them on the outside of the stone. I want a set of doors to fit inside of the fireplace and do not know what I should be looking for or how they are installed. Can you give me some guidance on what I should be looking for in a glass door? Are they installed with mortar against the stacked stone?
on November 9, 2012
While we do not carry any manufactured doors that fit on the inside of the fireplace opening, we do have several designs that would require only a small overlap onto the existing brick facing, effectively covering it up. You could then run the stacked stone right up to the edges of the door frame and bridge the gap between the outside of the frame and the stone with mortar.
Please advise what the opening size of the masonry fireplace is. I will be happy to look into suitable doors for your needs.
By Rich from NYC,NY on March 15, 2013
I have a Majestic WMII 42S fireplace. It needs new doors and the brick walls, what should I do?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 15, 2013
Yes, we can get the replacement factory brick panels for the WMII-42S model, as well as a door kit (with a retro-fit kit).
By Jerry on November 9, 2012
Do you have a glass fireplace doors for a Temco TFC42-3 ? If so what is the cost including shipping?
on November 9, 2012
While we do not have any doors made specifically for your fireplace, we do have several styles of "bolt-on" door assemblies. Please follow the link below to find a door that will fit your fireplace dimensions. Any of the kits by Portland-Willamette, Stoll, or Thermo-Rite should work perfectly well for you. You simply have to match up the door dimensions to your fireplace.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By Sarah on November 9, 2012
I have a factory built Majestic fireplace and I need to order doors for it. The model is MBU42. Can you tell me what doors would fit?
on November 9, 2012
Your fireplace can accept the 42GDK line of fireplace doors. These are available with a black or pewter finish. Please follow the below link to find the black version.
These new style doors will require an adapter kit to complete installation. This adapter kit is part number 20000407.
By Michael on November 9, 2012
We have a big opening fireplace (50 X 30) that needs a new door / curtain screen. Do you have anything?
on November 9, 2012
If it is a masonry fireplace, we do indeed have some doors that can be customized to fit your opening. Please see this link for our full selection of doors:
Using the search menu on the left-hand side, you will see the "Size" option to narrow the search. Please click the option that says "52 Inch x 31 Inch". These doors can be customized to fit a masonry/brick opening of 50" wide and 30" tall.
By Jesse on November 9, 2012
I just installed a 36" FMI craftsman all in one fireplace, and I would like to buy doors from you as I did all of my order. The thing is, I was wanting to purchase solid doors with air supply, like inserts have. Do you offer these? If not, what doors do you offer?
on November 9, 2012
Thank you for your recent order! There truly is only one style of door kit available for this fireplace. They are bi-fold in design. Please follow the below links to view our available finishes.
By Harry from Montgomery, AL on September 1, 2014
How deep or high is the threshold or bottom frame height in inches with doors open & doors closed? I want a unit with minimum obstruction of view of gas log's glowing "ashes".
By eFireplaceStore on September 2, 2014
Most door assemblies will have a bottom frame height of 1 to 1 1/2 inches. One of our most popular assemblies is the Textured Black Princeton Glass Enclosure, which has a bottom frame height of 1 inch, offering minimal obstruction of the log assembly.
By Robert from Dallas, Texas on December 12, 2012
My son has a circulating fireplace that was installed around 20 years ago and he wants fireplace doors. First of all, how do we determine the make of the fireplace box, and what do we measure to see if your universal doors would work for him?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 12, 2012
There are a number of locations where the build tag may be located on the unit:
1. On the exterior smoke shelf. Left or right side.
2. Within the fireplace interior, on the upper left or right side behind the fireplace screens.
3. In the void space beneath the fireplace floor.
If you are not able to find the information, universal doors would indeed be the next option. Please measure the overall width and height of just the opening. This would determine the proper doors for your needs.
By Robert from Ormond Beach, FL on November 19, 2014
I have a brick fireplace wall with a 28-1/2" height entry and a 41-1/2" width opening. I am interested in the gallery polished brass glass fireplace assembly. If I order the 28 x 41 unit, can I grout between the opening and the overall dimensions or do you provide a molding of sorts that covers the gap between your unit size and my entry dimensions?
By eFireplaceStore on November 19, 2014
The perimeter surround of this door assembly will sit flush against the fireplace wall and should cover up to the edges of the fireplace opening as you look at it. The frame is manufactured so that there is not a visible gap between the fireplace opening and frame as you look in.
By Lu from Boston, MA on October 4, 2014
I have a rotary damper that will get in the way of my fireplace door. How would you recommend to go about fixing this? Should I drill the frame to allow the rotary handle through?
By eFireplaceStore on October 6, 2014
Aside from switching to a poker style damper handle, drilling a hole in the door surround will indeed be the best option to rectify this issue.
By Karen from Wilmington, DE on January 21, 2013
Do you have to use glass doors for a glass fireplace or can you use a free standing screen?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 22, 2013
A solid glass panel is only required on direct vent gas fireplaces. B-vent gas fireplaces usually have optional glass door kits, whereas vent-free gas fireplaces cannot have glass doors, since those units need to be open to use room air for combustion. A free-standing screen can be used on any of these units.
By Tom from Albany, NY on January 24, 2015
My fireplace opening is 36.5" W x 28.5" H and is made of brick. What black doors would fit my unit?
I have a small fireplace, 24 inches wide by 29 inches high. Do you sell fireplace doors that size?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 31, 2012
Unfortunately, the smallest doors we have are for 27" widths. We recommend looking for a manufacturer that offers customized doors for an opening sized opening.
By Terri from Columbus, OH on March 22, 2013
How can I replace the screen on my fireplace. It doesn't close all the way and it's very hard to work. And, can I paint the black around the fireplace, shown in the picture?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 22, 2013
A factory replacement screen assembly would be needed for your manufactured fireplace. You could paint the fireplace using some high-heat fireplace paint.This is would work for a gas fireplace, but not a woodburning unit.
By Rick from Indian Land, SC on April 29, 2015
I need some doors for the FMI Alpine outdoor 36"natural gas vent-free fireplace but I don't see any that are specifically for outdoors. I would think that they either need to be stainless steel or aluminum to prevent rusting. Which set would you recommend? Also, what electronic lighter would you recommend? I was looking for a simple on/off remote that also has a variable flame height function.
I have an antique fireplace screen that I need to attach to a brick fireplace hearth. Any ideas on the hardware to use to attach?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 7, 2013
Because of the close proximity to the fireplace, it would be best to use metal masonry anchors to attach the screen. These anchors, in conjunction with "L" brackets should be adequate to support the screen.
By Jerry from Pittsburgh on January 6, 2013
Our fireplace is 30 X 36; do we get a door slightly bigger?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 7, 2013
If you have a masonry fireplace, you will need to purchase a door assembly that is slightly larger. Most door assemblies that fit a 30 x 36 opening will measure 33-34 inches tall and 38-40 inches wide. This allows the space needed to mount the hardware to the fireplace face.
If you have a manufactured (metal) fireplace, the doors are manufacturer-specific and will fit just inside the opening.
By Virginia from Arizona on January 24, 2013
I have a FMI fireplace. it is model 36E. I want to improve the look of the fireplace by replacing the tile and hopefully adding glass doors. I am assuming the fireplace is just as old as the house (about 15 years). the Grate number is 36GR and the door model number is DG36E. The fireplace does not have doors. I don't know if it use to have them and someone took them. I think the most cost effective upgrade is to change the tile and add doors. Can I get doors for this fireplace. The opening around the grate is 36 w and 22 l. I see that there are holes in the corners of this opening, so I assume it use to have doors. A picture is included. Please let me know if I can get doors.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 24, 2013
Doors for this unit are indeed still available. All of these units come from the manufacturer with predrilled mounting holes in the corners, but it is very possible that the unit had doors at a time. I am assuming you are interested in matte black door rails? Please advise at your convenience.
By Jean from Royal Oak, MD on September 17, 2013
We bought a house that has a fireplace door with both glass and screens. It had insulation around the inside of the frame. However, it was removed and discarded when the fireplace doors were cleaned and polished. Can we purchase the insulation from you to replace what was removed?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 17, 2013
Unfortunately, we do not carry this insulation by itself. It only will come shipped with each door assembly. However, the insulation is usually generic yellow fiberglass ceramic insulation, which can be obtained from a home improvement store. Unfaced insulation can be cut to fit inside each surround panel.
By Corinne from Henderson, NV on January 15, 2013
I have an FMI Monterey Peninsula PN- 36 fireplace and need to know what doors will fit. I would need front panel and a cabinet door set.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 16, 2013
We have confirmed with FMI that the cabinet doors and end panel are still available for the PN36 in black (with brass trim), brushed brass and chrome (platinum) finishes. Please reply with your shipping zip code and we can provide pricing for you. These doors would need to manufactured and it would take about a week to ship to you.
By Rob Weitkamp from Dallas on December 30, 2012
I have fireplace model # MBUC36. It was installed in 1993. I need new glass doors for it. It says I can install ugh-36a, sgd36, or had-36 glass doors, but I cannot find those in your site. Which glass doors can I put on here?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2012
The original glass door assemblies that are listed for this unit have been discontinued. However, it is possible to retrofit one of the current Majestic/Monessen door assemblies to this unit.
I have a Majestic, model number MBU36. I'm looking for glass doors to keep kids out of the fireplace. What can I use to fit my fireplace?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 26, 2013
Yes, the MBU36 fireplace can use the 36GDKBK bi-fold glass doors with a retro-fit spacer kit (part #20000407). The fit kit is a special order item, so you would need to call us to order.
By joseph hitzler from USA on December 10, 2012
I purchased Vanguard Value line series CUI-VB4L11 last year. Do you have bi-fold doors available? Preferably in a black or bronze finish.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 10, 2012
That model number is incomplete, but it looks like you are referencing the Vantage Hearth VB42L1I. That unit uses the BDB42 series of doors, of which there are three available finishes. Please see them below:
The width of my fireplace is 28 3/4 wide and 26 tall. Will a door that is 30 inches wide fit or be too big?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 12, 2014
Most door assemblies that fit an opening of this size will overlap 4 to 5 inches total.
By Peter from Medford, MA on May 9, 2013
What glass doors can I use with my Breckenridge VFD36FB2DL Deluxe Vent-Free Louvered Gas Firebox?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 10, 2013
Because the Breckenridge VFD36FB2DL is a vent free model, glass doors cannot be used with this fireplace. However, a number of decorative screen doors are available and can be seen under the items accessories.
By Steve from Amarillo, TX on May 5, 2015
I need a set of glass doors for my Superior WCT3042 Pro series fireplace. Where can I find these?
By Will M. on May 6, 2015
The listed doors with black trim for this fireplace can be found here.
By Diane from Tewksbury, MA on December 10, 2013
I am looking at the textured black Princeton glass enclosure. My fireplace opening width is 35 1/2" and the opening height is 25". However, the knob used to open and close the fireplace damper is 2 1/2" above the top of the fireplace opening. So the overall height of the enclosure cannot be more than 27 1/2". What is the overall height of this enclosure? Can you give me some advice?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2013
For your opening, a finished door enclosure of 40 inches wide and 27 inches tall would be needed. This should not cause an issue with the damper control, based on the measurements you have provided.