How to Measure for New Fireplace Doors

When you are looking to add or replace your fireplace doors,  you want to get the perfect fit. In order to get that perfect fit it requires just a simple amount of instruction.

Determine if you have a prefabricated (Factory built) fireplace or a masonry (all brick) fireplace.

What type of fireplace do I have?

How to Measure for Prefab (Factory Built) Fireplace Doors.



If you have a model number listed on our website you will only need to verify your opening height and width.

How to measure for prefab fireplace doors

When building your door from the ground up we need an extra set of measurements for recess depth) and your pictures sent to This allows us to be sure that our door system will work properly and we know that you have measured in the right places.

1. Height.

2. Width

3. Top recess depth

4. Bottom recess depth

5. Side recess depth

How to measure for prefab fireplace doors


The recess depth is an important measurements because you want your fireplace doors and new frame pieces to lay flush to the fireplace. The new fireplace doors will need to push back in a little ways on all four sides and some of our doors require more recess depth than others. Here is an example of our EZ Door and our EZ Door Steel recess depth. 

Recess depth for prefab fireplace doors

How to Measure for Masonry Fireplace Doors.

1. Measure in two places for each dimension. (left/right side for height - across the top - across the bottom for width)

2. When placing your order use the smallest measurement. 

How to measure for masonry fireplace doors 




We are always here to help you in this process and will take the time to get your doors right the first time.

 For a complete list of how to articles, guides, tips, tricks, and other information related to fireplace doors, check out our Fireplace Door Information Center.