USA: Fireplace Doors: Fireplace Door Manufacturers
ABOUT FIREPLACE DOORS
Fireplace Doors can be installed as part of a new fireplace, or can be added to an existing fireplace. Fireplace Doors are usually made of glass, with brass or aluminum frames. Fireplace Doors have three purposes. One purpose of Fireplace Doors is to prevent the escape of warm air up the flue when the fire has died down or is not in use. Another purpose is that Fireplace Doors can control the flow of air into the fireplace, and help it to draw effectively. A third purpose of Fireplace Doors is safety, to prevent burning material spitting from the fireplace, and to prevent children from falling into the fireplace.
LEADING FIREPLACE DOOR MANUFACTURERS
The leading fireplace door manufacturers, described below the panel of sponsored links, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of fireplace doors, including online catalogs, colours and materials for fireplace doors, and care and maintenance of fireplace doors.
Brick-Anew: Fireplace Doors. Brick-Anew, based in Atlanta, Georgia, supplies a wide range of fireplaces and fireplace accessories, including fireplace doors. The Brick-Anew fireplace doors are suitable for fitting to both masonry fireplaces and factory built fireplaces. The range of manufacturers featured by Brick-Anew includes: FMI, Heatilator, Heat N Glo, Lennox, Majestic, Marco, Martin, Preway, superior, and Temco. Other sections of the Brick-Anew website cover: Fireplace Paint, Fireplace Mantels, Fireplace Gas Logs, Fireplace Tools & Screens, Fireplace Accessories, and Electric Fireplaces.
The Brick-Anew Fireplace Paint Kit offer five shades of latex paint specially formulated for use on fireplace brick. The Kit contains everything needed for the project, including a paint tray, rubber gloves, brushes, rollers, sponge, paint tape, and a stir stick.
Fireplace Enclosures Fireplace Doors. Fireplace Enclosures is an online store specialising in Fireplace Glass Doors. Its website is organized into the following main sections: Masonry Fireplace Glass Doors, Dual Louvered Fireplace Glass Doors, Prefab Fireplace Glass Doors, Corner Fireplace Glass Doors, Mesh Doors, Spark Screens, and Replacement Glass. Fireplace Glass Doors are supplied from the following manufacturers: Hearthcraft Doors, Stoll Doors, FDM Doors, Thermo Rite Doors, Custom Firescreen Inc Doors, Design Specialties Fireplace Glass Doors, and Wilkening Fireplace Glass Doors.
The Fireplace Enclosures website includes special sections covering Fireplace Doors for Masonry Fireplaces, Fireplace Doors for Manufactured Fireboxes and Factory-Built Fireplaces, and Custom Corner Fireplace Doors. Fireplace Enclosures also offers Air Tight Fireplace Doors; these allow you to regulate the flow of air, and minimize odors associated with wood burning.
Hearth Craft Fireplace Doors. Hearth Craft has its manufacturing facilities and showroom based in Clarksville, Indiana. It sells its fireplace glass doors through more than four hundred specialty stores across the USA.
Hearth Craft supplies a range of fireplace glass screens for masonry fireplaces. The fireplace doors are fitted with three sixteenths inch clear tempered glass, and mesh curtain. Because Hearth Craft tempers all its own glass, custom glass sizes can be easily accommodated. Available finishes are: Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Flat Black, and Satin Nickel. The fireplace doors open 180 degrees. Hearth Craft also makes Zero Clearance Fireplace Glass Doors; these have an air gap between each glass panel, to ensure the airflow required by firebox manufacturers. The Hearth Craft website has a section on How to Measure, for both masonry screens and zero clearance screens.
Wilkening Fireplace Doors. Wilkening Fireplace, a family-run business based in Walker, Minnesota, has been manufacturing fireplaces and fireplace doors since 1973. Wilkening supply a range of air-tight sealed fireplace glass doors. They are designed so that once the fire has died down, the doors can be closed to eliminate the flow of warm air up the flue.
The original Wilkening Fireplace was invented in 1972 by Albert Wilkening. It incorporated a steel heat exchanger that used outside air to feed the fire, with a masonry surround to store heat, and a circulation system that did not rely on fans. Albert Wilkening, who was a steel fabricator, developed the Wilkening fireplace out of frustration and the inefficiency of the fireplace in his retirement home. Early production was in a 40' x 40' detached garage. Albert Wilkening died in 1979, leaving the business to be carried on by his widow Ruth and two of his seven children.
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