Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make sure I order the right size Heatilator fireplace doors?

Look for a model number on a metal plate inside your firebox opening.  Then measure the length and width of your firebox opening.

 

Should Heatilator fireplace doors be opened or closed while the fire is burning?

Heatilator bi-fold glass doors should stay open when there’s a fire burning.  A Heatilator zero clearance firebox with closed doors could reach a temperature approaching 10,000 degrees and fires can eventually start at temps as low as 200 degrees and cause closed doors shatter. Tempered glass is not meant to withstand temperatures that high.

 

Do Heatilator fireplace doors come with screens?

Yes, Heatilator fireplace doors come with screens. These screens can be either replacement mesh curtains that attach to a rod in your firebox or actual mesh doors that attach to the fireplace door frame and open like cabinet doors. The replacement mesh curtains and mesh doors can keep sparks from popping out of the fireplace or be used just to add a decorative look to the fireplace. We have lots of good information here.

 

Can you paint Heatilator fireplace doors?

The answer is yes. But it may be worth it to purchase some budget- priced doors in a black frame be sure you get the look you want.

 

How do I remove Heatilator fireplace doors and frames?

Removing Heatilator fireplace doors and frames is usually an easy process only requiring a screwdriver.

 

How do I measure my fireplace for Heatilator fireplace doors?

Simply measure the length and width of your Heatilator firebox opening.  Here is a great video that will help you measure your Heatilator fireplace.

 

Do Heatilator fireplace doors come with a fan, blower, or heat exchanger?

No.   Heatilator fireplace doors do not come with fans or blowers.

Do Heatilator fireplace doors come with vents and damper controls?

No. Heatilator fireplace doors do not come with vents and damper controls.

 

Can you seal Heatilator fireplace doors?

Heatilator fireplace doors cannot be sealed. There are specific codes that require proper ventilation in all Heatilator fireplaces so you will find that there are very small gaps around the edges of the doors and frame.

 

Are there special Heatilator fireplace doors for gas fireplaces with gas logs?

No. There are not Heatilator doors made specially for gas fireplaces.

 

Are there Heatilator fireplace doors for stone fireplaces?

Yes, you can purchase Heatilator fireplace doors for your stone fireplace if your firebox is a zero clearance firebox made of metal.  If you have stone surrounding your Heatilator firebox, look to see if the stones jut out into the opening of your firebox . If so, the doors will not fit into the firebox opening.

 

How do I know what kind of Heatilator replacement fireplace doors I need?

Replacement Heatilator doors are 4 glass panels hinged together that attach to an existing track that runs along the top of your firebox. The “Quick Ship”  EZ Door is a great option if you want a more finished look or if you don’t have a track.

 

How long does it take for me to get my new fireplace door?

Stocked “Quick “Ship” Doors ship in 2-3 business days and custom doors ship in about 3-4 weeks.

Do I need a professional to install my fireplace door?

Installing a Heatilator fireplace door is simple DIY project.   Here’s a video on installing Heatilator doors.  A local handyman could take on the project for about $50 to $100.