If you are interested in adding new mesh to your fireplace then it is also likely you will be replacing the hardware. There are a few different kinds of mounting kits, from a simple fireplace screen rod, to an adjustable fireplace screen rod kit. Below we will outline and explain all of the different mesh mounting hardware that is available.
Bypass Rods are the most common type of mesh curtain hardware and are used in the majority of fireplaces. They have a simple design and are available in a variety of sizes.
Standard steel bypass rods are meant to be used indoors, the largest diameters are able to support more weight so are recommended for larger mesh screen sizes. Stainless steel bypass rods are meant to be used in outdoor applications and will prevent the bypass rod from rusting.
Adjustable Fireplace Screen Rod Kits are available in two different styles, straight and angled. These kits only support opening ranges between 32" - 58" wide.
Straight adjustable mesh curtain rod kits have holes at either end of the rods, this allows the rods to be secured into the lintel iron or the top of the fireplace.
Angled adjustable mesh curtain rod kits feature angles at either end of the rods with holes drilled into them, this allows the rods to be secured to the firebox walls instead of the lintel iron.
Can I use an angled rod for my fireplace mesh curtains with my fireplace door?
Do the mesh curtain pulls come in a pack of two?