Fireplace Glass Door Installation Options

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Overlap Fit

  • A fireplace door that is installed as an overlap fit will be mounted to the face of the fireplace. Part of the door will overlap onto the face. A fireplace door that is installed an inside fit will be mounted inside the opening. It can be flush with the face or recessed inside the opening.
  • Overlap Fit Fireplace Door Installation works best with a fireplace that has a level or smooth face (brick, marble, tile).
  • An Overlap Fit will not work well with fireplaces that have rough or jagged edges as they will not sit flush on this material.    
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Cutback Fit

  • A Cutback Fit is very similar to an outside fit, except it recesses into the fireplace opening a bit more.
  • Cutback Fit is easier to install than an inside fit (Thus a more popular option)
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Inside Fit

  • A Fireplace Door that is isntalled as an inside fit will be mounted inside the opionging of the firebox.
  • If you have a fireplace that has a rough or jagged face (stone, river-rock, stacked stone, etc.), an Inside Fit Fireplace Door Installation is recommended.  
  • In some cases there will be areas around the door that need to be filled due to the uneven surface material.  Firelace Mortar is used to seal these gaps and can be purchased at CornerstoneMantels.com in tubes to be used with a caulking gun.
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