Guards - A Simple Solution To Protect Your
Fireplace safety should be a priority for every homeowner
and no where is this more important than in protecting your
area from sparks and burning embers with a fireplace spark
guard. This article will explain what they are and what they
can do to make your fireplace safe.
It's no secret that a majority of house fires are started
from sparks coming out of a fireplace. At best they can burn
holes in your carpets, rugs, furniture, or anything else
nearby. At worst you could be looking at a complete
A fireplace spark guard wraps around the fireplace opening
and prevents dangerous sparks from flying out.
You may be thinking that a spark guard is the same as a
fireplace screen, but it isn't.
A fireplace spark guard is a moveable screen that is made
from steel roads around the top and sides with a black mesh
screen connected to it.
The guard will overlap the fireplace opening to prevent any
sparks from coming out the sides. It will also include handles
on both sides to help in moving it around.
Because the spark guard can be folded out completely flat
instead of the normal curved screens you so often see, there
are no embers flying out through the top of the screen.
The difference with guards and fireplace screens is that a
fireplace screen is permanently attached to the fireplace. It
hangs from a mounted track and slides open and shut.
You can find fireplace arrestors or guards in all types of
sizes and styles that will accent any room decor as well as
You can choose ones made from steel, brass, aluminum, gold
plated, etc. They can be found online through several different
sites that offer up a wide variety of fireplace
Keep your family and your home safe around the fireplace by
utilizing a good fireplace spark guard.