Fireplace Door Frame Style


Fireplace Face


Firebox Type

  • What is a flush hearth? 
    The flush hearth is what is typical for most fireplaces. The floor of the fireplace is flush with the hearth (the hearth is the area in front of the fireplace that is usually paved and extends into the room) or the floor of the fireplace is flush with the room floor. In this application:
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an overlap fit will rest on the hearth
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an inside fit will simply rest on the fireplace floor without interference.
Flush Hearth
  • What is a raised firebox? 
    A raised firebox is when there is distance between the firebox and the hearth. In this application:
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an overlap fit will rest on the hearth and overlap the revealed portion of the fireplace face. If the firebox is more than 2" higher than the hearth a suspension bar may be necessary for installation.
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an inside fit will simply rest on the fireplace floor without interference.
raised firebox
  • What is a dropped firebox? 
    A dropped Firebox is when the hearth is higher than the floor of the fireplace.
    In this application:
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an overlap fit will rest on the hearth. The measurements you give for your opening dimensions should be from the top of the fireplace opening to the hearth - not the fireplace floor.
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an inside fit will rest on the fireplace floor.
dropped firebox
  • What is a firebox without a hearth?
    A firebox without a hearth is when the firebox is raised off of the ground and there is no hearth. In this application:
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an overlap fit will overlap the opening on all four sides. The rear flange on the back of the door frame will extend into the opening and rest on the fireplace floor. This helps to support the weight of the door along with the mounting brackets. Aluminum fireplace doors will require a suspension bar for proper installation.
    • A fireplace door that is installed as an inside fit will simply rest on the floor of the fireplace without interference.
no hearth

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