Glass Doors & Screens

Design Specialties

doors5Design Specialties is a manufacturer of custom, high quality glass fireplace doors, located in Milwaukee, WI and have been in business since 1983. As the leading product and design innovator in the industry, their products range from cost-effective, lower price doors to one-of-a-kind doors handcrafted by artists.

Design Specialties are the clear market leader for glass doors for both factory-built and masonry fireplaces and Fireside Pros showrooms are proud to offer their full line to our customers.

We realize that the fireplace is the focal point of your room. With our wide variety of door styles and finishes we can manufacture the perfect custom glass fireplace door for your taste and décor. Our innovations have included:

  • Full-vision glass doors – eliminated the vertical metal strips providing a clear, uninterrupted view of the fire.
  • Patented “glass to glass” corner units.
  • Anodized and powder coated aluminum frames offering beautiful and unique profiles and finishes.
  • Custom laser cut steel designs that allow you the ultimate customized door for your home.
  • Numerous “hand finish” options that range from the most rustic look to cutting edge contemporary looks.

Fireside Pros take great care to ensure your Design Specialties glass fireplace doors fit and operate properly. Your purchase will be supported by a professional pre-order visit to your home to inspect and measure your pre-built or masonry fireplace. Once your custom order is ready to install, Fireside Pros will right there to provide courteous, professional service.

You are welcome to visit our showroom to discuss your needs with our professionals.

Take a look at just some of the many Design Specialties Glass Fireplace Doors available.


Care & Maintenance of Your Glass Fireplace Doors

Design Specialties offers Doors Plus Spray Cleaner which can be purchased from your local authorized dealer. It is recommended for use on Design Specialties Fireplace Doors. It can be used on glass as well as steel and aluminum. The rods of the mesh curtain should be sprayed with silicone occasionally to keep their operation smooth.

CAUTION: Never use oven cleaner or products containing caustic agents to clean the enclosure. Clean and lubricate appropriate areas only when their surface is at room temperature and no fire is present.

Glass Breakage Prevention:

To obtain the maximum efficiency from your fuel, you may leave the doors open while you are in the room. Upon retiring or leaving the room, however, make sure the doors are closed and the fire has died down. This will reduce heat loss and prevent fires caused by sparks escaping into the living area. Before closing the doors, even when you remain in the room, make sure that the fire is burning at a stable level. Close doors half-way to “warm them up” before closing completely when a fire is burning.

Fire Safety Information:

For maximum safety, burning logs should be kept as least 6 inches from the glass at all times. Do not sit close to the glass. Also, never burn trash, construction scraps, railroad ties, or any other highly flammable material in the fireplace. Intense heat caused by these items can cause the glass to lose strength and resilience, which will result in glass breakage.