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Easy Fireplace Mesh Finder!

Easy fireplace mesh finder!When it comes to adding that extra layer of protection to your fireplace, safety mesh is the number one choice! Not only is it the ideal solution for fireplaces without doors, but it also gives homeowners peace of mind for the times when burning a fire with the glass doors open. Choosing the correct mesh fireplace screen does require planning, and for some it may be a tad confusing. No worries - you've come to the right place!

Fireplace Doors Online will point you in the right direction and guide you through your search for fireplace mesh in just 2 easy steps! We'll explain the importance of spark protection and how to measure for it, give examples of what styles are available for different fireplace types, and then direct you to the appropriate category so that you can outfit your fireplace in safety....and style!


The Importance of Fireplace Mesh

When people hear "mesh protection", they automatically associate it with a safety precaution for their wood burning fireplace. Truth be told, these woven steel curtains do more than just keep sparks and embers inside the firebox where they belong. Did you know that adding a firescreen will make your heat source more efficient? It's true! The steel material actually absorbs heat and radiates this warmth back out into your living space. Amazingly, only 10% of a wood fire's energy is converted to useful heat and delivered into your home. The other 90% is lost up the chimney. 

Let's revisit the safety benefits of fireplace mesh. First and foremost, it can protect your home and loved ones by shielding them from errant sparks and embers. It is not uncommon for your fire wood to shift as it burns. This could possibly lead to a log rolling out of the firebox. Fireplace mesh will keep it from making its way out onto the hearth and causing damage or injury. Firescreens also assist in keeping smoke from sudden downdrafts in the chimney from entering your living space. 

Not only can mesh screens protect your home, they can also enhance the appearance of your fireplace. Mesh helps conceal the ash and coals in the firebox until it can be cleaned, and with the number of styles, designs, and colors that we offer, you're guaranteed an attractive look for your fireplace! Let's get started!


First step: measure your fireplaceHow To Measure Your Fireplace for Mesh

Click on the picture to the right for a larger view to see how to measure for fireplace mesh. This is a very important step in selecting the correct size hanging mesh curtains, recessed mesh, or freestanding safety screen.

You're going to want adequate protection for the opening of your masonry, prefab, corner, or direct vent fireplace. Don't let the word "measure" scare you away! If you need help or have never done this before, we have an easy to understand tutorial that tells you how to read a measuring tape.

Write your measurements down and proceed to step number 2 below. Read about the different fireplace styles, determine which type you have, and then we'll direct you to the exact category you need to be in to outfit your fireplace with the best mesh protection for your situation!

How to measure for fireplace mesh


Second step: choose your fireplace type

What type of fireplace do you have?

The type of fireplace that you have will determine the style of fireplace mesh that you need. Hanging mesh fireplace screens are the most common choice for the average masonry or zero clearance fireplace. They install easily with curtain rods and hardware right into your firebox. However, special situations and fireplace types may warrant a different form of spark protection.

Click on one of the fireplace styles below that sounds most like what you have in your home. If the description and pictures match, simply click on the links provided and we'll direct you to a page where you can select your new fireplace mesh!

 


Open Hearth Masonry Fireplaces with NO Fireplace Door
Open hearth masonry fireplace
This type of masonry fireplace means that there is no mesh, no existing curtain rod, and no fireplace door. Click on the picture to the right for a larger view. A masonry fireplace is that which was built during the construction of your house, is an integrated part of your home's structure, and has a chimney that is created from stone, rock, or brick and may even be lined with clay tiling.

For homeowners that prefer the open hearth look and do not want to add a fireplace door or drill into the masonry within the firebox, there are two different mesh protection options available. A freestanding fireplace screen (as shown in the first picture below) is a framed safety barrier with steel perforated or woven wire mesh. Support legs or a tri-fold or convex shape allow it to stand on the hearth in front of the fireplace opening. Our freestanding mesh screens come in many different styles, designs, and finish colors, and some even offer operable doors for quick access to the firebox without having to move this barrier.

For homeowners who don't want a glass door and are ok with drilling into the masonry to install clamps and hardware, a recessed mesh screen would be an appropriate choice (as shown in the picture below to the right). This style features hanging mesh curtains that are suspended from a top fender or valance, and recess into the firebox by a couple of inches. Some of our recessed screens offer the choice of a bottom fender to mimic the look of a fireplace door.

If this is the type of fireplace you have, choose the preferred mesh option below. We'll direct you to the appropriate category!

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Open Hearth Zero Clearance Fireplaces with NO Fireplace Door

Open hearth zero clearance fireplace wood burningAlso known as factory built or prefab, these fireplaces come with pre-installed mesh curtains. They can be wood or gas burning, and some feature an open hearth style as shown in the picture to the right (click for a larger view). Factory built fireplaces are made by a manufacturer and are installed in a home after it has been built. The firebox will have metal around it and its chimney is made of steel. Although it does include spark protection, over time the finish on the firescreen may dull in appearance or just need updated. We offer a large assortment of replacement fireplace mesh for these situations! 

For homeowners that prefer the open hearth look and do not want to add a fireplace door but prefer something a little more provincial that regular hanging curtain mesh, a freestanding fireplace screen is an ideal choice. Our framed safety barriers (such as the product shown below in the picture on the left) offer steel perforated or woven wire mesh to protect furnishings and loved ones from sparks. Support legs or a convex or tri-fold shape allow it to stand on the hearth in front of the fireplace opening. Our freestanding mesh screens come in many different styles, designs, and finish colors, and some even offer operable doors for quick access to the firebox without having to move this barrier.

For homeowners who don't want a glass door and simply want to replace their existing curtain mesh (as shown in the remaining pictures below), we offer many sizes to fit your firebox opening. These options can be used for a zero clearance fireplace with a standard hearth, with an open hearth concept, or even with no hearth at all. Using the width and height measurements of your fireplace that you took in step 1, you can easily select and choose the appropriate black finish replacement mesh curtains! 

If this is the type of fireplace you have, choose the preferred mesh option below. We'll direct you to the appropriate category!

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Direct Vent Fireplaces

Direct vent fireplaces are gas burning appliances. They are also considered prefabricated metal fireboxes; however, they use a different ventilation system than a traditional zero clearance fireplace. Instead of a regular chimney, direct vent fireplaces utilize a combustion system that draws in cool outdoor air, warms it and delivers heat into your home, and then expels combustion gasses back outside through a sealed pipe. There are various styles of direct vent gas fireplaces. Some are made to look like a traditional masonry fireplaces with authentic brick firebox panels and a grate with a log set. Others produce a more modern feel with river rocks, fire glass, and reflective interior panels.

Because they run on propane or natural gas, they burn much cleaner and do not require mesh curtains to protect from sparks and embers. Instead, direct vent models are equipped a with ceramic glass panel as a protective measure against the gas fueled flames. However, the glass can be very hot and many homeowners prefer the use of a protective barrier in the form of a gas fireplace safety screen. Our direct vent screens do not restrict the air flow coming from the louvered areas of the firebox. Another wonderful benefit about a majority of these products is that they easily and immediately install using the help of powerful magnets that attach to the metal of the firebox! Click on the images below for a closeup view of direct vent style fireplaces.

Direct vent gas fireplace  Direct vent gas fireplace  Direct vent gas fireplace  
 
If this is the type of fireplace you have, click on the picture below to view our direct vent gas fireplace safety screens category!
 
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Safety Screens
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Safety Mesh Screens

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Corner or Multi-sided Fireplaces - any style

These particular fireplaces are especially unique and many homeowners love the look and versatility that they offer. They can be masonry or zero clearance type fireplaces, full enclosures or open hearth styles, and wood or gas burning appliances. No matter if your extraordinary fireplace has two or three sides, hanging mesh curtains or recessed mesh is much easier to obtain for these fireplaces than one would think! Click on the images below for a larger view of corner and multi-sided (peninsula) fireplaces.
 

Corner prefabricated fireplace    Corner prefab fireplace  Peninsula or multi-sided fireplace  
 
If this is the type of fireplace you have, choose the preferred mesh option below. We'll direct you to the appropriate product or category!
 

 

 

 

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Masonry Fireplaces with a Fireplace Door

Masonry fireplace with a door and no hanging meshA masonry fireplace is one that was built during the construction of your home. It is an integrated part of your dwelling's structure and has a chimney that is created from stone, rock, or brick. In some cases, the flue may be lined with clay tiling.

Masonry fireplace doors are designed as either an overlap fit (sits on the facing of the fireplace around the firebox opening) or an inside fit (installs within the opening). These steel or aluminum doors may or may not come with mesh protection. Unlike the fire safety codes that apply to zero clearance fireplaces, a masonry fireplace is not required to include mesh protection. Check out the picture to the right for an example of a masonry door (the Thin Line fireplace door in textured black by Thermo Rite) without mesh that has been installed on a homeowner's fireplace.

Adding or replacing hanging mesh curtains is an easy task! Using your measurements from step 1, simply click on the pictures below that coordinate with your fireplace opening width and we'll send you to the appropriate category for hanging mesh curtains! We offer standard 1/4 inch weave in black, stainless, or metallic powder coated finishes for openings up to 42 inches wide. Our mini mesh features a 3/16 inch weave and comes in a black finish for fireplaces up to 42 inches wide. Finally, we can provide 1/4 inch weave black hanging mesh for firebox openings that span up to 52 inches wide. For added convenience, when you select a product that will work with your measurements, you'll find that we've also included links to the appropriate curtain hardware in the product description should you need this additional component!

If this is the type of fireplace you have, click on the picture below to view our direct vent gas fireplace safety screens category!

 

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Gas or Wood Burning Zero Clearance Fireplaces with a Fireplace Door

Zero clearance fireplace with door and mesh curtainsZero clearance fireplaces are also known as prefab or factory built. These are metal fireboxes that come with pre-installed mesh curtains. Zero clearance fireplaces may be wood or gas burning appliances and are installed after a home has been built. The chimney is usually made from steel. Some prefab fireboxes do not include a fireplace door, while others do. Click on the picture to the right for a larger view of a zero clearance firebox with a door and mesh curtains (this is an enclosure from our original line, the Belmont inside fit door in antique brass). 

Some homeowners prefer to upgrade the standard door that came with their factory built fireplace. When they do so, they may also choose to replace the hanging mesh curtains. Over time, the finish on the original manufacturer spark screen may tend to dull in appearance and look a little worse for wear. Because the firebox came with pre-installed mesh, this makes spark protection replacement even easier! The rod and all the hardware already exists - all you need to get are the curtains! (Of course, if for some reason these components need to be upgraded as well, we've included links to the appropriate items in the product descriptions of our mesh.)

Adding or replacing hanging mesh curtains is an easy task! Using your firebox opening measurements from step 1, simply click on the pictures below that coordinate with the width and we'll send you to the appropriate category for hanging mesh curtains! We offer standard 1/4 inch weave in black, stainless, or metallic powder coated finishes for openings up to 42 inches wide. Our mini mesh features a 3/16 inch weave and comes in a black finish for fireplaces up to 42 inches wide. Finally, we can provide 1/4 inch weave black hanging mesh for firebox openings that span up to 52 inches wide.

If this is the type of fireplace you have, choose the preferred mesh option below. We'll direct you to the appropriate category!

 

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Extra Large or Custom Size Fireplaces

If you have a rather extravagant sized fireplace, we can still get you the mesh protection you want! Whether you have a masonry or zero clearance application with one opening or multiple sides, and even if it is gas or wood burning, you'll get exactly what you need from Fireplace Doors Online! Click on the picture below that best resembles your extra large fireplace (either one opening or multiple sides), and we'll direct you to a brief quote form to complete. Our fireplace mesh experts will contact you within 2 business days or less!

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Mesh For Multiple Fireplaces, Commerical Projects, and more!

If you're a contractor or own a commercial establishment and are in need of mesh protection for several fireplaces, we can help! We provide an easy to complete commercial quote form for large projects. Click on the picture below to select your industry from our commercial projects list, then fill out a brief form so that we can better understand your needs. One of our mesh experts will contact you within 2 business days or less!

Fireplace mesh for multiple fireplaces and Commercial projects
Fireplace for multiple fireplaces and commercial projects


For tasks that aren't quite so large scale, we also offer fireplace mesh in rolls by the linear foot. Additionally, there are many other uses for woven wire curtains such as architectural or shower drapery, outdoor metal dividers, and even mesh for safety and security purposes. Click on any of the images below to browse the varieties of mesh that we offer here at Fireplace Doors Online!

 

 

 

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