A fireplace screen can add style to your hearth and make your fireplace the center of attention in your home. All the while protecting wood floors, carpet, and surrounding hearth furniture from popping sparks, hot embers, and rolling logs. I am Melissa and today I will talk about the different fireplace screen types and give you a bit of information about each to help you decide which one of the fireplace screen types will work best for you.
In our inventory at NorthlineExpress we offer a huge selection of fireplace screen types and styles, including single panel, bowed, summer screens, screens with doors, folding, child guard, and spark guard screens to fit any home including custom size screens if the need arises.
The Many Fireplace Screen Types
Single Panel Fireplace screens offer a smooth look along with ease of use. Some screen offer rear adjustable legs to allow you to push the screen flush against the fireplace opening to give you complete coverage of your opening. Handles allow you to easily pick up the screen and set it aside for loading firewood.
Bowed Fireplace Screens add a three dimensional look to your fireplace along with giving you superior coverage and ease of use. Handles allow you to easily pick up the screen and set it aside for loading firewood. Because they are bowed they do not need legs to help them stand however on uneven hearths this may not be the best choice.
Screens with Doors are the new craze. Doors placed on the frame of the screen allow you to load your fireplace through the screen without having to pick it up and move it. These are especially nice for anyone with back problems or trouble lifting large items.
Folding Fireplace Screens allow for a three dimensional look as well as making loading your fireplace very easy. You do not have to move the entire screen to add wood just open one side and leave the rest in place. Also they are easy to fold up and store during the off season. Large screens can be awkward and hard to move so handles are placed on each side panel to make it easy.
Child guard fireplace screens help protect little ones from getting too close to a fireplace or wood stove. The HearthGate version offers the most protection and flexibility with its optional extension panels available in 8 and 24 widths. The HearthGate can be securely attached to walls and has a heavy-duty gate allowing entry. Other styles are also available.
Spark guard screens are an easy and inexpensive way to protect your floor and hearth from sparks. The handles are attached to the frame instead of the screen for support. These spark guards will last for years and years.
Summer fireplace screens are used for many reasons but most of all to add beauty to a fireplace that is not in use, keep pets and children out of the fireplace and to add some life to a plain fireplace while in the off season.
I hope that you found this information helpful.