How To Measure For New Fireplace Doors
Determine which type of fireplace you have.
When you are looking to add or replace your fireplace doors, you want to get the perfect fit. In order to get that perfect fit it requires just a simple amount of instruction.
Before measuring, determine if you have a prefabricated (Factory built) fireplace or a masonry (all brick) fireplace.
How To Measure For Masonry Fireplace Doors
- Measure in two places for each dimension. (left/right side for height – across the top – across the bottom for width)
- When placing your order use the smallest measurement.
We are always here to help you in this process and will take the time to get your doors right the first time.
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How To Measure For Prefab Fireplace Doors
When placing an order for a prefab fireplace door, we require that our customers send a few measurement photos to help ensure that your door will fit correctly. If you have located your model number, you will only need to send us your fireplace width and height measurements. Please follow the instructions below on how to take proper measurement pictures.
How To Take Measurement Photos
Get down level with the fireplace, take picture head on.
*We want to see at least 2 inches of what is surrounding your opening.
With tape measure in full view from beginning to end, take width measurement. Inside opening. Metal lip to metal lip.
With tape measure in full view from beginning to end, take height measurement. Inside opening. Metal lip to metal lip.
*If you know your fireplace model number, don’t worry about sending us pictures #4-6!
Recess Depth (Top)
Look up into your top track area (where your doors would roll back & forth) and show us how wide that track is with your tape measure.
Recess Depth (Bottom)
If you have a bottom track, measure the track. If you don’t have a track, measure the small flat area right up front.
Recess Depth (Sides)
Put your tape measure lip on the outside of the fireplace. Going inward with your tape measure, stop at the first obstruction.
Ready to order?
Email your photos to [email protected] and our fireplace specialists will help you find the perfect door!