Choosing the right doors for your fireplace is actually quite simple once you have the right information. Below is a brief description of each fireplace type as well as a guide to help you determine which kind of fireplace you have in your home.
Masonry fireplaces take many forms, from brick and stone to marble and modern glass designs. These types of fireplaces require an external chimney for the smoke to escape but often allow outside air to enter the home. Our fireplace doors eliminate 90% of the cold air drafts that may occur, adding functionality to their beauty.
A zero-clearance or factory-built fireplace is a metal box with refractory bricks inside manufactured to be framed into a house. Stoll doors are specially made to fit your brand of fireplace with proper "airflow" provided in various ways to ensure all ventilation requirements are met.
While a traditional fireplace provides an open burning chamber that vents through a chimney, a direct vent fireplace does not require a chimney and can vent horizontally out a sidewall or vertically to the roof. The front glass enclosure is porous, allowing radiant heat to pass into the room. As a result, the glass face can become extremely hot. As a safety feature, Stoll incorporates a mesh panel that covers the glass to prevent burning, but still allows the heat to pass through.
You are now ready to start shopping. Depending on your needs and fireplace type, you can choose from a range of standard doors or your door can be customized to meet your fireplace specifications and your style. Visit our fireplace doors product page to be inspired and then contact your local Stoll dealer to start building your fireplace doors!