FIREPLACE SCREENS are
not just functional; the style you choose is a major statement about
your room's decor. Choose from a variety of styles, sizes and price
ranges for standard size fireplaces: vintage bronze & copper
finishes, matte black, vintage iron, brass, chrome, pewter and steel
Note: screens without mesh are only suitable for gas logs, electric fires, etc. where spark protection is not a concern.
Since we specialize in small fireplaces, we do offer a unique assortment
of small fireplace screens, including custom designs made just for us.
**Single Panel screens should ideally be at least 2"
wider and 1" taller than your fireplace opening; this provides a minimal
1" overlap at the top & sides for best spark protection.
These allow for a snug fit against the fireplace, and does not take up a
lot of frontal clearance on the hearth. This design frames the
fireplace in a simple style and is easily removed for fire tending.
A one-piece flat screen or bowed screen
is an excellent choice if you have toddlers and small children in the
house; if they fall against the screen it remains rigid and keeps the
falling child out of the fire. They also help keep toys from being
dropped over the screen and into the fireplace. One piece screens also
help keep pets away from and out of the fireplace since many kitties
like to use the ashes as a litter box. Our higher quality 1 piece
screens feature SOLID steel frames and hand welded construction.
should be at least 10 to 12" wider than your fireplace opening and 3 to
5" taller. Make certain your hearth is deep enough to accommodate the
depth of the screen when placed in front of your fireplace. Folding
screens will fit a great variety of fireplace openings due to expansive
three panel construction which can be adjusted to a variety of
situations and homes.
Many screens on the market today have
light weight hollow tube construction. While the screens you see at 10
yards away at discount stores and "big box" stores look nice, they will
blow over in a light breeze and they will rust out from the hollow tubes
which are not cleaned and powder coated properly at the factory. Many
of these screens weigh about 7 pounds; they are eye candy in pictures
but impractical and will need to be replaced over and over and over
again. Weight, steel content and construction are very important.