Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Marco Fireplaces - Gone, But Not Forgotten

Marco Fireplaces - Gone, But Not Forgotten

The Marco fireplace company is out of business. But you can still purchase Marco fireplace doors and also blowers, gas logs and paint kits for those fireplaces. Parts and service are still available from other parties. Replacement parts to service the actual fireplaces may be found on-line at locations such as www.marco-fireplace.net and www.marcofireplace.net.

You need fireplace doors for your Marco fireplace in the winter but the fireplace doors save energy for you year round. Marco fireplace glass doors insulate the fireplace by providing a "dead air" space between the closed damper and closed fireplace glass doors. After you are done enjoying the fire in the winter, close the fireplace doors and end the heat loss up the chimney. As long as it’s still burning, the fire will continue to radiate heat into the room. In the summer time, the same insulating effect keeps the hot air from outside trapped in the firebox.

Marco fireplace doors add beauty to your Marco Fireplace. They also provide added safety for your fireplace investment. Children and pets are drawn to a fire while it’s burning and the mess when the fire is out.

If you can hang a picture frame, you can put fireplace doors on your fireplace. The instructions are simple and the process can be done with an electric drill, drill bits, and a Phillips screwdriver.

Marco fireplaces come in a large variety of styles and Marco fireplace doors are available to fit the majority of them. The model numbers on the fireplace will show you which doors are needed for the simple installation. Look for the rating plate inside the fireplace. On that rating plate is your model number.

With every Marco fireplace door kit, you get a lifetime guarantee for the glass portion of the doors. Free glass tinting, free shipping, a full swing door upgrade and a no hassle satisfaction guarantee are also standard issue. You likely want the tinted glass for wood-burning fireplaces to hide the ashes and mess once the fire has gone out. The full swing door option requires less maintenance and the doors may be removed for easier cleaning. The most popular color for the Marco fireplace doors is black as most fireboxes are black. Most are also available in a polished brass finish as well as painted finishes.
If you already have a frame, only the replacement glass may be purchased. Tracks come with many fireplaces and provide a channel for the fireplace doors to slide into. Tracks must have a clip in the track to hold the glass doors in place. If you need to purchase a frame, several options are available for all Marco fireplaces. The Z Track on Z Track models has tracks for the top and bottom of the fireplace opening. The frame package also includes the glass. The basic model has a ¾ “frame. Another model has a larger 7/8” frame. The Heritage Steel Door is the top of the line and has a 1 ¾” steel frame. The no-tarnish frames never need polishing.

Several versions of Marco fireplace doors are available as follows:

The Marco fireplace custom fireplace glass doors – Z track – Special Order – Doors Only features anodized aluminum track and glass enclosure with ¾” wide tracks on top and bottom. It’s available as an inside fit only.

Marco fireplace glass door with Z track include an anodized aluminum track and glass enclosure with ¾: wide top and bottom tracks. They are available as an inside fit only.

The Special Z Marco fireplace door has an anodized aluminum enclosure with a ¾” wide frame. Air space is allowed on the sides, top, bottom, or a combination in order to provide the same air flow as zero clearance fireplaces.

The Marco fireplace door with ¾” frame comes with either a black or polished brass finish. It’s available as ¼” tempered bronze, clear and gray colored glass. Options include either CV2 bi-fold doors or FS2 bi-fold, full-swing trackless doors.

The Marco fireplace door with 7/8” frame is available in black or polished brass finish as standard. Other painted finishes are available at extra cost. Three glass options include ¼” tempered bronze, clear or gray colored glass. The doors may be ordered with CV2 bi-fold doors or FS2 bi-fold, full-swing trackless doors.

Last but not least, the Marco steel fireplace door has a ¼” welded steel plate enclosure with a 1 ¾” wide frame. Installation can be on zero clearance boxes with any non-combustible material up to 5/8” thick.

Every Marco fireplace door is manufactured with pride in the U.S.A. and has been since 1943. You can’t buy better doors for the money. The manufacturer is the originator of tempered glass fireplace doors and is one of the hearth and fireplace accessory industry's largest suppliers of stock and custom fireplace.

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