All About Fireplace Screens
Never discount the necessity of having a good fireplace
screen, or a fireplace screen door. In the hearth industry they
are one of the more important products that are sold.
accessories such as these add a great deal of charm to
hearths and homes, and provide comfort and warmth to rooms.
Of course, the most important aspect of a fireplace screen
door is to safeguard the room against sparks that escape from
the fireplace. You want to be able to protect your beautiful
carpets and attractive floors, as well as create a safety
barrier for kids and pets in the home. If the fireplace is kept
open, there is the possibility of wind entering the room
through the chimney. Fireplace screens can reduce wind
Fireplace screens are also commonly used as decorative
accessories. They are usually made of material that can resist
heat from fireplaces. You can find many different fireplace
screens that are decorated with artistry work that gives a
special touch to any room. Moreover, if the screen size is
larger, the fireplace looks larger and more attractive.
You can find screens in every variety of style, from
antique, traditional, all the way to the contemporary side. The
screens are available in a wide variety of colors and polished
finishes of antique brass, copper, natural iron, bronze iron,
pewter, and satin black.
The style most often seen on a functional fireplace screen
is a brass frame along with black mesh. Decorative screens are
designed as single to multiple paneled, bowed, glass, fan, and
Summer screens add beauty to fireplaces and
find usage in summer months.
One of the finest varieties of summer fireplace screens is
the fan-shaped peacock screen in polished brass or silver
pewter. Five-paneled screens are well suited for fireplaces
that have large openings.
Some of the typical categories of fireplace screen doors
include traditional spark and flat guards, folding screens, and
screens that are attached to fireplaces as curtains or cabinet
mesh. Sometimes, the screens are obtained with opening doors
that are convenient to add wood or stroke the fire. In some
cases, firewood holders and other matching utensils
are obtained along with the screens as a complete set.
Having an attractive screen adds a special touch to any
fireplace, giving you added enjoyment on those winter nights by
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Fireplace Chimney Savings: Annual chimney cleanings are best done in the off season where you can even get Summer Cleaning Special. Chimney cleaning discount of $ 25 to $ 50 might apply depending on the Chimney Sweep & type of wood fireplace, wood stove or pellet stove needing cleaning. Expect to see a cut off date as the fireplace heating season arrives like Sept. 15th.
Fireplace Screen Idea: Buying a removable screen will allow you to shift the screen away from the fireplace opening so you get the real feel and warmth of the flames while sitting in front of the fireplace. Return the fire screen when the fireplace is just getting going and embers are popping.
Fireplace Screen: Alternate to buying a fixed screen, one can look for an upgraded fire screen version which has sliding screens which move left and right built into the screen's perimeter frame. Advantage of this type of fireplace screen is that you get the protection from the flying embers when closed and full feel of a wood burning fireplace when the screens are open.
Gas Fireplace: Winter has arrived earlier this year with a vengeance .. ice storm before Christmas and now cold arctic system has moved in after New Years with minus 24 degree weather. Gas fireplace is sure convenient and nice to have in the living room as the evening temperatures drop colder.
Electric Fireplace Idea: Colder than usual winter this year brings on the need and idea to maybe get extra heat in the house. Be it a cool basement or colder extra room ... fastest way to get some extra heat is with an electric fireplace as most are set and plug in format. Of course the colder the weather the faster electric fireplaces sell. Electric Dimplex models are displayed and sold at Home Depot and Lowes FYI
Fireplaces Mantel Accessories: You can accessorize your fireplace mantel with a variety of treasured objects: family photos, colorful glass, books ... nice design touch can be a carving or wood sculpture as they add a dimensional quality to your mantel.
Fireplaces on Sale: Looking for an electric fireplace on sale? After January 15th or so many big box building stores are ready to clear out their fireplace inventory to make room for the garden season. Been holding off looking for a fireplace deal, January/February is time to make your move while there is still some selection
Electric Fireplace: Modern electric fireplaces models are now more long and narrow format, much like the HD and newest K4 TV LED screens? There are a number of buying decisions to be made when purchasing an electric fireplace.
If buying a wall-mounted fireplace, will you accept an electric fireplace installed "flush mounted directly to the wall". This means that the fireplace box will project from the wall. Depending on the fireplace model, this projection can be anywhere from 3-5 inches. You want to ask yourself, when you enter the proposed room, will you view the fireplace from the side? If so, you may find fire box venting and light leaks undesirable. Recess mounting into the wall is a more professional finished look and generally preferred but will involve greater remodel work to recess the firebox within the wall.