Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 71
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ginger813 Great Company to Work With
Got our fireplace screen and it looks great. The weather warmed up so we haven't had a fire but we can tell that this is a well-made product. There was a small problem when the fireplace screen arrived. A peg holding one of the mesh door was bent & broken in transit even though it was well packed. We called customer service and they responded right away. They we so easy to work with. Before ordering we watched the installation demonstration on line and knew this is what we wanted. Good directions came with the product.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAYNARD SURPRISINGLY Good Quality
I would recommend this with the following reservations: I gave this a four star rating because I don't think the average homeowner, male or female, as shown in the video, could install this with the average household tools and/or knowledge. My husband is a machinist and knew he would have to make modifications for our fireplace.
It is frustrating that we were not able to see one in the store, not even a floor sample! The video is misleading. So, I wouldn't recommend trying to install one if you are a novice. Hire someone.
The quality is good and we are happy with it.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phyl5931 Excellent - love it!
We bought this about a month ago and we love it! It's both attractive & functional. So much better than our last fireplace door. We never thought guests would notice that we got a new fireplace door but almost everyone has asked if we got a new one and then comment that they really like it. Wish we would have bought it a long time ago.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hardscrabble Installing on other than smooth surfaces
These fire doors are very sturdy and, for handy individuals, easy to install on smooth surfaces. As in my case however, some of you no doubt have an irregularly-surfaced fireplace and hearth made from natural or chopped stone, and such surfaces require a few additional steps and moderate skill to make the installation work. In the accompanying photo you can see how I installed them over chopped white limestone, sealing around the top, sides, and bottom with matching mortar to prevent air leakage and hold the doors in the correct position so that they will open and close properly.
First, install the doors according to the instructions, making sure to level them and position them straight up and down, but don't pull the doors up tight yet or you will warp them. Just do enough to hold them steady and keep them from falling while you finish. Also, if the gap between the frame and the rock is too great in places, or if the doors are difficult to level, you may want to chisel down any high places in the rock to make the next steps easier (wear eye protection).
Second, you will need a sheet of expanded metal lathing, available at Home Depot for no more than a few dollars. Cut one strip roughly the length across the top of the door frame, and two more matching the height of the doors, all of them about 3 to 4 inches wide. Bend and trim the pieces so that you can install them INSIDE the doors against the rock and just touching the insulation inside the frame. I drilled two small holes, top and bottom, in the rock on either side and used small masonry screws to hold the side pieces in place. Secure the top piece to the side pieces. It should not be necessary to have a piece along the bottom. The lathing is necessary to prevent mortar falling out on the back side while you are pushing it in from the front, and it also helps to strengthen it.
Third, using the cardboard or plastic sheeting that the doors were wrapped in for shipping, cut a sheet roughly the size of the frame and doors, and using blue painters tape, attach the paper or plastic sheet to the doors, covering all of the exposed exterior surfaces, including the one-inch strips of metal around the side and top. Tape right up to the edge of the metal frame, but no further.
Fourth, mix up some mortar, experimenting with a few small batches until you obtain a color that matches the existing fireplace mortar fairly well. In my case, I used one part white masonry cement mixed with two parts of play sand to obtain a good match. Once you are satisfied with the color, mix up enough to do the job of sealing around the doors. About a gallon was enough in my case, and you want it to be fairly stiff, rather than wet, so it will stay in place while it sets up.
Fifth, using a small trowel and your fingers (wear rubber gloves), press mortar into the gap all the way around the frame, including the bottom, being careful to not smear it on the rock itself. Keep some damp towels handy to wipe away any smears that do happen. Press enough in so that it comes in contact with the metal lathing inside.
Lastly, once the mortar stiffens some more, use a small paint brush or other brush that is not too stiff to blend in and even out the surface of the mortar and eliminate trowel marks. After a few hours, carefully remove the painters tape and paper or plastic sheet. After 24 hours, check the screws that hold the door in place to make sure they are just barely snug, but no more than that.
Wait about a week before building a fire in the fireplace to allow the mortar to strengthen adequately. That's all there is to it, and I thought it was a great DIY project!
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stephen Installation on a stone firepace
While overall, I am satisfied with the looks and operation, I am extremely disappointed in installing on a stone fireplace. It took 90 minutes to install. I had to drill new holes in the lintel clamp in order to extend it to span the lentil and stone. The alterative method did not work. It seems that in the future, for installation on stone fireplaces, a lentil clamp that could adjust to spans greater than 4 inches would be nice.
February 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by swl1013 solid purchase
Easy to install, clear directions. Only needed a flat head and phillips screwdrivers. About an hour to remove old screen and install the new doors. Snug fit. Nice quality/heavy duty glass outer doors and inner screen doors. Close and hold with magnetic fit. Modern, clean apperance. big improvement over the old chain metal slide pull screen. This will stop drafts coming down the fireplace and into the room when not in use. good purchase, good price. 2 day free delivery. easy, convenient experience.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kay48 Looks great
We are very pleased with this fireplace screen. We have an older home and had to do a few modification but fits great.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karen Expensive looking glass doors
I am so happy with the quality of this unit.
It is very well made and looks like a custom unit.
January 28, 2015