Panel fire screens come in one to 5 panel modifications. Custom screens can have rather more. Single panels lay almost flush with the hearth opening, keeping flames and sparks contained. They could even be bowed a little to sit against uneven rock face hearths. Single panel screens take up a minimum of foot space. Multiple panel screens are traditional and sturdy. Four- and five-panel screens accommodate large fireplaces. The panels can be made from glass, heat-tempered screens or finely detailed metalwork
Glass panel fire screens come in naked clear or frosted glass within strong metal frames or elegantly designed stained glass pieces of art. Plain glass screens permit the great thing about the fire to shine through while patterned or mosaic stained glass adds a dance of light to the fire behind the screen. Even if the fireplace is unusable, a grouping of candles behind the screen gives an identical warming effect. The screen itself could be the focal point of the room, drawing attention to the charm of a hearth, even though it can't be used for fires.
Heavy, ornate metal screens bring a touch of old-world charm to a hearth and the whole room. Some single and multipanel metal works are backed with tempered glass or heavy screening. The masterful scrollwork on metal screens comes in a selection of finishes such as wrought iron, heatproof black, gold or brass finishes, and iron. These screens can also be painted with heat resistant metal paints if you would like lighter colours for your decor.
Hearth curtains can be installed in almost any fireside opening. 2 metal rods are attached to the sides of the hearth opening and a mounting bracket in the middle. The screen runs along a channel at the very top. Hearth screen curtains take up little room while protecting your home from sparks.
Spark Guard Screens
Spark guard screens cover the entire opening of the fire to stop sparks and coals from escaping a roaring fire. They also deter pets and small children from getting too near to the flames. Spark guard screens may be employed alone or in conjunction with a rather more flamboyant fireside screen.
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