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A Guide to Glass Retainer Clips

Transforming your fireplace into a cozy focal point requires not only a stylish design but also secure functionality. Our glass retainer clips for fireplace doors have been meticulously crafted to offer both. Designed to hold glass panels securely within the door frame, these clips provide a durable solution for replacing or upgrading your fireplace doors. In this article, we explore the features, installation process, and important considerations for utilizing these sturdy glass retainer clips.

Features of Glass Retainer Clips:

Our glass retainer clips are engineered with precision, offering the following features:

High Strength Spring Steel:

  • Crafted from high-strength spring steel, these clips are built to withstand the high temperatures emanating from your fireplace.

Secure Fit:

  • Each set includes 8 glass panel clips, sufficient for one side of your bi-fold doors. For both sides, you'll need 16 clips or 2 sets, ensuring a secure fit for your replacement glass panels.

Ease of Installation:

  • The clips are designed for easy installation, with a smooth front side against the glass and upward-facing spikes gripping the inside of the door frame.


  • Please note that door frames need sufficient space to accommodate both the glass clips and the glass panels.

Installation Process:

To use the glass retainer clips effectively, follow these simple steps:


  • Place the smooth (front) side of the clip against the glass, while the back of the clip with upward-facing spikes grips the inside of the door frame. Ensure the bottom of the clip's "opening gap" faces down.


  • Position clips 1-1/4 inch from the edge of the glass, with one clip per corner of the glass.

Securing Clips:

  • Use pliers to slowly press the clip into the stile, ensuring a secure and snug fit.

Replacing Glass Panels:

  • Follow these steps when replacing glass panels:


  • Use gloves and eye protection to safeguard against potential breakage of glass panels.

Door Removal:

  • Remove the bi-fold door assembly from the fireplace and place it face down on a solid, protected surface.

Glass Removal:

  • Carefully remove broken glass fragments and locate the glass retainer clips.

Glass Installation:

  • Slide the new glass into the trim channels, position the glass retainer clips, and gently compress them into the trim channels and glass.


  • If the doors are not square after glass replacement, fold the doors together to apply pressure and align the trim with the glass panels.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How many glass retainer clips do I need for both sides of my bi-fold doors?
A: You'll need 16 clips, or 2 sets, for both sides of your bi-fold doors.

Q: Can I use these clips for any type of fireplace door?
A: The clips are designed for compatibility with most fireplace doors, but ensure that your door frame has enough space for both the clips and glass.

Q: What should I do if the doors are not square after glass replacement?
A: Fold the doors together to apply pressure and align the trim with the glass panels.

With our glass retainer clips, you can achieve both style and security for your fireplace doors. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a secure fit of replacement glass panels, all while adding a touch of elegance to your fireplace space. Download the installation manual or watch the video for detailed information and ensure a smooth and successful installation process.