Cost to Install a Fireplace Glass Door – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 628

$ 525

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 47% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a Fireplace Glass Door noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install a fireplace glass door? A contractor’s cost to install a fireplace glass door is $628 vs. doing it yourself for $525.

A ho-hum fireplace can be transformed by replacing an old enclosure with a new glass door. Glamour is one thing, but a fire screen is a safety measure, too, by preventing flying sparks and ashes from damaging carpeting and keeping kids and pets out of harm’s way.

The variety of styles available depends on where you shop. Home centers typically have a limited range, but fireplace specialty shops and online sellers have a larger selection of styles ranging from traditional flat black to brushed nickel, polished brass, chrome, and copper finishes.

You’ll see the stock size doors for masonry fireplaces (with a chimney made of brick and mortar with a clay tile liners) are designed for an overlap. Pre-fabricated zero clearance fireplaces (with a metal chimney pipe and round cap) require an inside fit with a door used to space or elevate the frame so that it maintains the cooling air intake located inside the fireplace.

When you’re shopping for one, bring a picture on your phone or sketch of the fireplace with the dimensions of the height and width of the opening to help you choose the right size.

The website has a large selection of fireplace glass doors with downloadable manuals so you can read about what’s involved in installing one before you buy it. That comes in handy.

You’ll pay about $525 for a good quality brass-plated door with bronze glass and bifold doors designed for either type of fireplace. Of course, you can pay more or less depending on the size, material, finish and glass. A contractor will charge $628 for the door and its installation, or you can do it yourself and save 16 percent.

In general, the project involves assembling the components, securing the unit in the opening, and then adjusting the door panels.

The average price to install a fireplace glass door noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. 

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