Elevate Your Ambiance with ALTITUDE™ 42: A Fireplace Above All

Product Description

Elevate your home’s ambiance with the ALTITUDE™ 42 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace by Napoleon. This stunning fireplace combines traditional style with modern convenience to create a focal point that will transform your living space. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of a real fire without the hassle of traditional wood-burning fireplaces.

Product Features

Spectacular Viewing: Experience the full view of a beautiful fire with an expansive, unobstructed firebox.
Realistic Logs: The hand-painted split oak log set included with the fireplace creates an authentic and natural appearance.
Customizable Aesthetics: Choose from a range of decorative brick panels, including MIRRO-FLAME™ Porcelain Reflective Radiant Panels, Black Illusion Glass, Westminster™ Standard, Herringbone, and Newport™ Standard.
Style Options: Tailor your fireplace with various surrounds or trims in charcoal, black, gun metal, or copper.
Effortless Control: Add the optional remote control (F45 or F60) for convenient operation from your favorite spot.
Heat Management: Enhance your comfort with the optional Passive Universal Heat Management System, providing optimal placement for your TV and favorite art.
Efficient Heating: The fireplace delivers up to 30,000 BTU’s of warmth for your space.


Product Specifications

Dimensions: 45 7/16″ H x 41 13/16″ W x 18 7/8″ D
Warranty: President’s Limited Lifetime Warranty
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Viewing Area: 34.75 x 25.94 in (88.27 x 65.89 cm)
Framing Dimensions: 43.25 in (109.86 cm) width, 47.63 in (120.98 cm) height, 19 in (48.26 cm) depth

Fuel Types


Fuel Type Application



Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product Highlights

The ALTITUDE™ 42 is a captivating addition to any home, seamlessly blending traditional aesthetics with contemporary convenience. This direct vent gas fireplace boasts a generous viewing area that offers an unobstructed, full view of the mesmerizing flames, providing a cozy and inviting ambiance to your living space. The hand-painted split oak log set adds a touch of authenticity to the fire’s appearance, making it feel like a genuine wood-burning fireplace without the hassle. With customizable options, you can choose from a range of decorative brick panels, including MIRRO-FLAME™ Porcelain Reflective Radiant Panels, Black Illusion Glass, Westminster™ Standard, Herringbone, and Newport™ Standard, allowing you to tailor the fireplace’s style to match your interior design. Additionally, the ALTITUDE™ 42 offers various trims and finishes in charcoal, black, gun metal, or copper to further personalize your fireplace. With optional features like a remote control for convenient operation and a Passive Universal Heat Management System for efficient heat circulation, this fireplace enhances both comfort and aesthetics. Plus, it delivers up to 30,000 BTU’s of warmth, making it a functional and beautiful centerpiece for your home.

Company Overview for Manufacturer

History and Heritage:
Napoleon Fireplaces, often referred to as simply Napoleon, is a renowned and globally recognized manufacturer of premium hearth products. The company has a rich history dating back to 1976 when it was founded as a small steel fabrication business in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Over the decades, Napoleon has evolved into a leading brand in the fireplace and heating industry, known for innovation, quality, and exceptional customer service.

Product Range:
Napoleon specializes in a wide range of heating solutions, including gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces, wood-burning fireplaces, gas stoves, wood stoves, gas inserts, and various fireplace accessories. Their product portfolio extends to outdoor fireplaces and grills, providing customers with options to enhance both indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Innovation and Technology:
Napoleon is at the forefront of technological advancements in the fireplace industry. They continuously invest in research and development to introduce cutting-edge features, energy-efficient heating solutions, and user-friendly controls in their products. This commitment to innovation has earned Napoleon numerous industry awards and patents.

Quality and Craftsmanship:
Craftsmanship is a hallmark of Napoleon products. The company takes pride in producing hearth products of the highest quality, often using premium materials and finishes. Each fireplace or stove is meticulously crafted to meet strict quality standards, ensuring durability and long-lasting performance.

Global Presence:
Napoleon’s dedication to excellence has led to its products being available in over 1,200 locations across North America and in various international markets. Their extensive network of authorized dealers and distributors ensures that customers worldwide have access to their exceptional products and support.

Customer-Centric Approach:
Napoleon places a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction. They offer comprehensive support services, including installation guidance, warranty coverage, and a responsive customer service team. The company’s commitment to their customers extends beyond the purchase, aiming to provide a superior ownership experience.

Environmental Responsibility:
Recognizing the importance of environmental responsibility, Napoleon strives to produce eco-friendly hearth products. Many of their units are designed with high-efficiency burners and low emissions, reducing their impact on the environment while providing efficient heating solutions for homes.

Napoleon Fireplaces stands as a symbol of excellence in the hearth industry, combining innovation, craftsmanship, and a dedication to customer satisfaction. With a history rooted in quality and a future focused on innovation, Napoleon continues to set the standard for fireplace and heating solutions worldwide.


Q: What type of fireplace is the ALTITUDE™ 42?
A: The ALTITUDE™ 42 is a direct vent gas fireplace.

Q: What is the heating capacity of the ALTITUDE™ 42?
A: It can deliver up to 30,000 BTU’s of heat.

Q: Is the log set included with the ALTITUDE™ 42?
A: Yes, it comes with a hand-painted split oak log set.

Q: Can I customize the appearance of the fireplace?
A: Absolutely! You can choose from various decorative brick panels, surrounds, and trims to match your style.

Q: Is there a remote control option available?
A: Yes, you can opt for a remote control (F45 or F60) for convenient operation.

Q: Does the ALTITUDE™ 42 require a chimney?
A: No, it’s a direct vent fireplace, so it doesn’t require a traditional chimney.

Q: Can I install the ALTITUDE™ 42 in my existing home?
A: Yes, it’s designed for easy installation in existing homes.

Q: What is the warranty for the ALTITUDE™ 42?
A: It comes with Napoleon’s President’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Q: Does it come in different sizes?
A: The ALTITUDE™ 42 is available in a single-sided model.

Q: Is this fireplace suitable for natural gas or propane?
A: It is designed for use with natural gas.

Q: How large is the viewing area of the ALTITUDE™ 42?
A: The viewing area measures 34.75 x 25.94 inches.

Q: What are the optional heat management features?
A: You can opt for the Passive Universal Heat Management System and heat circulating blower for efficient heat distribution.

Q: Can I use the ALTITUDE™ 42 for zone heating?
A: Yes, it’s an efficient option for zone heating in your home.

Q: Are there safety features included?
A: Yes, a full view safety barrier is included for added safety.

Q: What is the minimum clearance required for installation?
A: Please refer to the installation manual for minimum framing dimensions and clearances.

Q: Are there maintenance requirements for the ALTITUDE™ 42?
A: Regular maintenance is recommended to ensure the fireplace’s optimal performance. Please refer to the manual for details.

Q: Can the ALTITUDE™ 42 be used as the primary heating source for a room?
A: Yes, it can provide substantial heat output and can be used as a primary heating source in some applications.

Q: Can I connect the ALTITUDE™ 42 to a thermostat?
A: Yes, you can connect it to a compatible thermostat for temperature control.