One may easily overlook the advantages of having a mesh fireplace screen with your fireplace. But, the truth is that it delivers safety (as well as style) for that cozy corner in your home. And, there’s more to it than just being an elegant accent to your home! Below we will explain the differences between the mesh and screens on this page. They all serve specific purposes and some are only meant for certain fireplaces, where others can be used in a multitude of setups.
Fireplace mesh curtains can be installed in either masonry or prefab fireplaces. Our mesh is made from high quality 19 gauge steel, and comes standard with a 40% fullness. This means the mesh will have extra width to be able to "bunch up" within the opening.
We offer fireplace mesh screen replacements in standard black finishes and premium finishes. We also have stainless steel fireplace mesh for outdoor fireplaces or fire features.
If you already have a mounting rod or hardware, all you will need is fireplace mesh curtain replacements. Fireplace mesh will require mounting hardware if you do not have any, and we offer all of the most common mounting options.
Unlike standard mesh curtains, recessed mesh and valance kits are essentially custom fireplace screens. The overall size of the hanging mesh fireplace screens are calculated based on the opening dimensions you provide. These kits are available with black mesh, copper mesh, and stainless steel mesh.
The valance covers up all of the mounting hardware which delivers a clean and sleek appearance. All valance kits come standard with a top valance, and a bottom one can also be added. Most kits utilize simple mounting methods such as side brackets and lintel clamps. There are also pressure fit models available that require no drilling.
We also offer recessed mesh and valance kits for corner fireplaces. There is a measuring diagram on the product page that will show you how to measure. The valance kit will be custom made to fit your opening. You can select from different valance and mesh colors, along with adding bottom fenders.
Fireplace screens are available in many different sizes and styles. We offer a large selection of fixed size fireplace screens. We recommend that the screen is large enough to cover the fireplace opening, and it is okay if it overlaps.
Freestanding screens act like mesh curtains for your fireplace, they block any ash or material from getting out of the firebox while providing a safety barrier to the fire.
Many people use these screens to help keep their pets or children safely away from the fire. If you are looking for custom made fireplace screens with more options we offer those as well. We will go over the most common types of freestanding screens below.
Direct vent fireplaces are self contained units. They pull combustion air from the outside and expel exhaust through the chimney system. All direct vent units feature a glass panel surrounded with a metal frame, this can be removed but is required when the unit is operating.
The front face and glass on direct vent units can get rather hot especially after prolonged use, and that is where the safety screens come into play. Since the glass panel must remain on the unit the safety screens are installed in front of it. The majority of direct vent safety screens attach with rare earth magnets, which makes for an easy installation. The safety screens we offer only have mesh doors, as the unit itself already has a glass front.
Direct vent safety screens act as a refacing and can easily transform the entire look of your unit. These screens are all custom made to your exact unit dimensions. Custom made products like this are available on a made to order basis, and fabrication usually takes between 3-5 weeks.
When it comes to you children or pets you need an effective product to help protect them from your fireplace or stove, that is where child safety screens come in. The hearth gate shown to the left is all you need to make sure your kids and pets are safe from your stove, fireplace, or fire feature. It features a non-toxic black powder coat and is made with heavy duty steel.
Regular fireplace screens are missing some of the important features that child safety screens utilize. Regular screens can easily be pushed or knocked over, because they do not have stabilization rods or mounting brackets preventing them from moving. They do provide a barrier between the living space and fireplace, but if your main concerning is protecting your children and pets we would suggest getting a child safety screen. The screen shown to the left features an auto-close gate for easy access to your stove or appliance without having to move the entire screen.
What if you still can’t find a screen that suits your needs, or have a special application? Well, from recessed screens to corner fireplace screens – we have you covered with mesh for any application!
Standard fireplace mesh is meant for square, rectangular, or corner openings. If the size of the opening is very large or unique it may need custom made mesh. We have made this process extremely easy, just fill out our custom mesh quote form and we will get back to you within 2 business days!
We also have the ability to quote large pieces of architectural mesh or outdoor divider mesh. There is a separate form for this type of mesh as there are different options compared to fireplace mesh.
Fireplace screens may come in different types, styles, and materials but they all serve a single purpose. An open fireplace can harbor a number of potential risks and having a fireplace screen lessens those dangers.What are the benefits of having a fireplace screen?
Here are some of the many benefits of installing a fireplace screen to help you decide on whether you should get one for your home:
Having a fireplace mesh screen installed is a fire preventive measure as even tiny embers can cause big fires once it gets in contact with your rugs, carpets, and even clothing!
Fireplace screens certainly improve the safety of your home. However; there are also a number of other safety measures that one should consider to prevent other potential dangers:
At this point, you may have already been thinking about what kind of fireplace screen you should get. The vast variety of options can be a little overwhelming, but don’t worry! We’re here to help you make the right choice for your fireplace.
Check out these four factors you should know in order to ensure that you get the right fireplace screen for your fireplace:
As our collection of fireplace screens are of the finest quality from top manufacturers, we can assure you that our handles are specifically designed for safer and easier movement.
Find the style that suits your fireplace.
Do you have a modern type fireplace? Elegant Victorian? Antique? Whatever the style of your fireplace is, we have a design that would match it.
Don’t hesitate to explore your choices. It’s all about mix and matching! Just find the style of the screen that should seamlessly blend with the design of your fireplace. Here is some more detailed information on the different kinds of fireplace screens we offer. If you have specific details of your fireplace that you would like to consider, take a look at these: