In our last blog post about fireplace doors, we discussed the monetary and safety benefits of fireplace doors. This blog post will be for the DIYer who would like to install the doors themselves. Of course, you can always contact us and we will be glad to install fireplace doors for you. However, if you would rather take on the task yourself, here are some tips to guide you through the process.
At the least, you will need the following tools:
- Power Drill (Cordless recommended)
- Masonry Drill Bit
- Hex Head Drill Bit
- Felt Tip Marker
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
First, remove the glass panels and mesh screens. Position the door in front of the fireplace as you would like it to be for the finished look. Make sure the frame is lined up correctly so that it is flush to the fireplace. Take your marker and mark where the premade drilling holes or mounting brackets are, this is where you will drill. After drilling these holes, use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the dust. Also, make sure that when drilling you drill into the brick and not the mortar as the brick will hold better.
Return the glass panels and mesh screen into the fireplace doors, but make sure you don’t lay the glass-door unit on its front as this can damage the doors. If you have insulation that came with your doors, now is the time to apply it. Then, place the fireplace door back into the proper position in front of the fireplace and secure the frame with screws. That’s all there is to it!
Installing your fireplace doors may have a different process than the one above based on the manufacturer of the doors. If you run into any difficulties we are here to help! Contact the experts at Aspen Fireplace and we will make sure your fireplace doors get installed problem free.