What kind of screen do you use for a fireplace?

What kind of screen do you use for a fireplace?

What kind of screen do you use for a fireplace?

A folding fire screen, like the Preston model from Pleasant Hearth, is as easy to set up as it is to store away. With a steel frame and three wire mesh panels, you can open the fire screen in front of your gas or wood-burning fireplace to protect the room from embers and sparks.

What is a fireplace safety screen?

Safety screens create a barrier that prevents skin from coming into direct contact with the hot glass, reducing the risk of serious burns. All Heatilator gas fireplaces and inserts come standard with protective safety screens.

Do you need a screen over a fireplace?

If you have a stone floor or a wide stone or metal surface in front of the fire, it is always necessary to put a fire screen in front of the fire if there is no one supervising the fire. The use of a fireplace screen is also sensible for a gas fireplace.

How effective are fireplace screens?

high), the Pleasant Hearth Ascot fireplace screen with glass doors is an excellent option. This unit not only blocks flying sparks and embers, but when not in use reduces heat loss up the chimney by as much as 90 percent.

Can you put a decorative screen in front of a gas fireplace?

The requirement that all gas fireplaces with a glass front possess a protective screen doesn’t detract from the beauty of these units. The seamless screens appear as part of the unit thereby preserving the desired style. Additional, decorative detached screens are also available.

Is a glass fireplace screen safe?

Increase Safety They are stronger than mesh screens and act as a protective barrier to prevent sparks and burning embers from escaping the fireplace and causing fires when they land on combustible materials such as carpets. Also, fireplace glass doors increase safety around pets and small children.

Can you put glass doors on a wood burning fireplace?

The doors should always be fully open or fully closed. Glass doors should be fully open when starting a fire and when the fire is burning strongly. The glass doors should be closed as the fire dies down to minimize the amount of room air going up the fireplace chimney.

Do you need a fireplace screen for Duraflame logs?

Is it necessary to use a fireplace screen when burning duraflame firelogs? A wire, mesh fireplace screen is an important safety precaution that should always be used whether you are burning a duraflameĀ® firelog or firewood.

Do fireplace screens block smoke?

A fireplace screen doesn’t provide a tight seal around the opening of a traditional wood burning fireplace, and so a screen should not be used to help prevent smoke from coming into the room.