Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tsjl Well made and lookds great.
This is the second Colby I purchased (I have 2 fireplaces). The construction quality and materials are very good. The glass is tinted (which doesn't show any burn residue) and heavy. The doors have a magnetic latch that keeps them closed. The interior screen is made of rigid heavy material and also is magnetic. I originally was concerned that the exterior is painted (mine is a grey) and that it wouldn't hold up as well as a polished metal. However, the first one I purchased several years ago still looks new after heavy use. The mounting system is very good, with two upper brackets and two lower brackets to hold the door in place. It is anchored to the fireplace securely. I priced out several fireplace doors and this one is a great value.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lizzard1966 Nice modern look
Replaced original brass/black doors with this. Very clean and modern and easy to install
July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by judy seemed ok, but not for fires
we were under the illusion that these glass doors could be used around a fire.
we later found out that that quality of item would be 2-3x's more costly.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Great product, provided you now what to expect from the color
Well made, solid construction, and looks great. The color was as I expected, thanks to reading the previous reviews here, before buying. Its a powder-coat finish NOT spray paint, as another review noted (there is a significant difference - powder coating is much more durable). s others have stated, the color darker than the manufacturer pics. More of a gun-metal gray color than nickel. Actually closer in color to what is shown on the manufacturers pics for the Craton fireplace doors (and I can only guess that those doors are in turn, even darker gray). Mine does have a slight yellow tint in some lights (the color is called "sunlight nickel") but its subtle (although I assume there is some color variation depending on the batch). If you buy these doors understanding what the color is going to look like (and if that works for you), you won't be disappointed. If you expected a bare metal nickel (like nickel door hardware, or sink faucets), its certainly not that. And I haven't seen anything like that, except for more than twice the price.
I'd have to say, that the manufacturer SHOULD update its photos to more accurately depict the finish. But in fairness, colors will vary over the production run, and its hard to judge color by an pic on your computer monitor. But the current photos are a bit misleading, to most folks. Especially considering even Home Depot does not carry product in-store, and most folks are going to be buying this product sigh unseen. So its important for the manufacturer to represent the color as accurately as possible.
The install was done by a contractor, as part of an entire fireplace renovation. But the install of the doors looks very straightforward, if you were to do it yourself.The doors are very well made, the glass doors and inner screen doors open and close very smoothly, and stay closed with magnets, which work quite nicely. I've had a good number of fires in the fireplace since installing these doors, and everything is working perfectly.
I can also say that the manufacturer support is excellent. The doors were nearly flawless upon delivery, with the exception of a broken magnet on the screen door (which may have happened in shipping). I contacted the manufacturer by email, who responded within an hour or 2, and once he had all the info; mailed the replacement part the next day. I'd say that is some great customer service.
The star rating system on this website can make giving a rating a bit tricky. I give it 5 stars, not because the door are perfect (few products are). But because its great for the price point. Great looking, functional, and well made; with great customer support from the manufacturer. I might give it a 9 out of 10 if I could. But 5 stars will have to do.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by housefixer quality fire place door
The fireplace door has good styling and is relatively affordable. However, they don't tell you that it includes an optional riser that can be added at the bottom to give the unit an additional two inches of height. The riser is attached with two screws so it is not very rigid, and increasing the height by two inches placed the screws of the side brackets into a mortar joint. Without the riser, the side bracket screws hit brick. While the medium size and the small size doors have the same width, the medium doors are three inches taller. I recommend going larger and not using the optional riser if the doors still fit.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Great Door
This is a really solid, well-made door. It is very attractive and I think it will last a long time. The finish is painted so if you are looking for an actual metal finish, you may be dissatisfied.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George M Easy to Install
Nice looking doors, easy to install, and well packaged for safe delivery. Made in USA. The only drawback is the advertised nickel color; it is more like a gunmetal color.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Piason Nice design and construction!
I just finished installation of the Colby Medium doors to my masonry fireplace. These were purchased to replace and old set of doors and they fit and look great! Installation was easy and required no drilling into lintel or masonry, all hardware is included and adopted easy to the opening. I am a general contractor and will use this product again!!
December 7, 2014