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By Alan from Berkshires, MA on January 28, 2013
I have a good mesh screen but it limits the heat that gets out into the room. Are there any that let more heat out but protect?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 29, 2013

Answer:
All of our mesh screens are the standard pull variety with a chain-link appearance. We do not have any that are marketed as allowing more heat into the room.

By Mickie from Fort Worth, TX on July 8, 2014
We are trying to replace the screen for a fireplace with an opening that measures 23 inches height. Which screen should we get?

By eFireplaceStore on July 8, 2014

Answer:
The correct screen to use will depend largely on how high off of the floor the screen support rod or track is located.

By George from Atlantic Beach, FL on November 24, 2013
Our opening width is 36" and height is 23". What's the best size for us in a mesh curtain? We live near the ocean; are any of the mesh curtains treated to prevent rust?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 25, 2013

Answer:
While it depends on exactly how far down your mounting rod is positioned, it is common to use a screen mesh that is 1 inch shorter than your fireplace opening, to allow for the height of the mounting rings and rod. A high quality mesh that includes the height of the attachment rings is the Cascade Black Fireplace Mesh Panel Replacement Kit - 24" x 22.5" - RMP2422. Unfortunately, we do not carry a particular mesh that is more rust resistant, but this brand is made of heavy gauge wire and tends to last longer than other brands.

By Joan from Laguna Niguel, CA on October 20, 2012
The mesh I am replacing measures 22 inches but that is not an option. Do you carry that size?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012

Answer:
The closest replacement we carry would be the 24 Inch x 21.5 inch replacement screen. The hanging height will include the 1/2 inch screen rings.

By roger from Marshalltown, Iowa on February 19, 2013
The fireplace opening is 40" wide and screens are about 26" high and we need a new mounting rod. Can you tell me what I need to order?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 19, 2013

Answer:
If you already have the mesh screen panels, we recommend the UniFlame Adjustable Fireplace Curtain Rod Kit.

By William from Winchester, VA on December 7, 2013
My fireplace opening is 64" wide with a "pull" chain for the screens. The chain is long enough to run from one end to the other and back again although one end has been broken off. I can re-attach it. I have rigged it to pull the screens open by pulling one end and having the chain "loop" through the guide at the other end and back to the center. I have not been able to envision the configuration for the rest of the chain and attachment to the screens to make the screen pull closed. Should the chain actually be separated into two chains and pulled from opposite ends? What am I missing?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 9, 2013

Answer:
In most door enclosures, the operation of the mesh is done by a single long pull chain, with handles at both ends. You have the current configuration correct, but normally, the chain would continue from the edge of the left hand screen attachment point, to the right hand of the enclosure where the current chain handle is. This way, the chain could be pulled and would close the screens. There are usually weighted handles on each of the chain ends, to keep the chain from bunching up on its track.

By Karen on November 9, 2012
I have a fireplace opening that is 24" high, 45" across the front and with a 16" corner. This is from the top of the fireplace to the top of the hearth. I would like to have a hanging mesh black screen. Also, I don't know how to hang it. Can you give me some help and also a estimate, please.
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
Based on the information you have provided, you will most likely need a screen kit, such as this model: Screen Kit This would need to be used in conjunction with a rod kit, such as this item: Rod Kit The rod kit can be attached to your fireplace walls using the supplied brackets. There is also a center bracket that mounts towards the center of the opening and allows you to adjust the width of the rods by overlapping the extra length. It is also possible to cut the rods down using a hacksaw or a band saw. One thing that I must confirm with you is the 16" corner measurement. I am not certain how this measurement was taken. Please elaborate further so I may be certain these items will work best for your needs.

By Len from NY on September 16, 2013
I have a fireplace with an inside space of 32" wide by 24.5" in height. I would like to get the rod kit and a single mesh curtain. Uniflame curtains are 48" wide by 24" in height. Is that too much draping in the width? Is the 1/2 inch gap on the bottom an issue for sparks?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 17, 2013

Answer:
The curtain will obviously have more draping over a standard 36 inch wide fireplace, but 32 inches will still be acceptable for this screen. Also, the spark screen mounting rod and hanging rings will usually take up the additional 1/2 inch gap without an issue, so there should not be any problem with ember control.

By Martin from Carlsbad, CA on January 24, 2013
Which mesh would you order for the FMI 42 fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2013

Answer:
Depending on your model, the a replacement pull screen assembly may still be available. If you can reply with your full model number and a shipping zip code, we can advise on pricing and availability.

By Jim from Golden, CO on November 21, 2013
Is the Uniflame 20" x 48" a single panel? I have a fireplace opening of 20" x 48".
By Chris on November 21, 2013

Answer:
This is indeed a single panel. I would suggest the Woodfield Hanging Fireplace Spark Screens as this kit includes two screens, each being 20" tall and 24" wide.

By David from Phoenix, AZ on June 2, 2013
I'm looking for a black fireplace screen to sit 4" - 6" inside of my 40" wide by 22.5" high opening. I'll also need the rod, clips and a way to pull the screen open and push it shut and possibly a strip of mounting hardware to hide the curtain rod along the top. Is there a kit where I can get all of this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 3, 2013

Answer:
Based on your photos and description, you could use the Cascade Black Fireplace Mesh Panel Replacement Kit - 24 Inch x 21.5 Inch in conjunction with the UniFlame Adjustable Fireplace Curtain Rod Kit. The screen panels will cover a fireplace opening of up to 48 inches in width, and the 21.5 inch height will allow room for the mounting of the screen rod and for the mesh panels to slide without dragging. The screen will come complete with the hanging rings and pull handles as well.

You will most likely need to have a decorative metal shroud fabricated to cover the screen rod. This is a specialty item that we do not offer. The shroud could easily be made from 20 or 22 gauge galvanized steel and built with mounting tabs on each end to secure it to your fireplace.


By Sonny from Luling, LA on June 26, 2013
My screen appears to be 37" wide by 19.5". What is the correct replacement mesh screen?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 26, 2013

Answer:
The best replacement screen for your needs is the Cascade Black Fireplace Mesh Panel Replacement Kit - 24 Inch x 19.5 Inch. This panel set includes a pair of 24 inch panels, which will cover your opening completely and offer a fair amount of decorative draping. Please be aware that the advertised 19.5 inch height will include the total installation height, with the mounting rings included.

By Ken from Cherry Hill, NJ on November 24, 2012
I have mesh doors over a gas insert fireplace, two doors. Frame is 40"wide by 30" high. Do you have something similar to replace this with?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2012

Answer:
While we do not have an item that features the doors mounting the far edges of the frame, we do offer a similar item, such as the Pilgrim Vintage Iron Fireplace Screen with Full-Height Doors.

By Jim Castor from Carson City, NV on October 26, 2012
The two screen options for my fireplace are Cascade or Fireside. The descriptions don't explain price difference. Is the Cascade a higher quality screen?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 26, 2012

Answer:
The Cascade brand of screen is indeed a higher quality choice. A thicker gauge of steel wire is used in the manufacture of the Cascade line of products. Because of this, they will have superior longevity in most applications.

By Lisa from Chicago, IL on September 9, 2013
I have a Heatilator HB42AI fireplace that has no rod or mesh screen. The opening is 42" wide x 21" high. What screen height should I order?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 10, 2013

Answer:
The best screen for your application will be the Cascade Black Fireplace Mesh Panel Replacement Kit - 24" x 20.5". This item will allow the use of the screen without it dragging the bottom of the unit. The rod will need to be installed in the fireplace as high as possible to prevent the screen from being too long. The UniFlame Adjustable Fireplace Curtain Rod Kit could be used for your application.

By Brian from Alberta, Canada on December 19, 2012
Are the cascade mesh one piece at 24 inches or a set of two panels at 24 inches for a total of 48 inches?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 19, 2012

Answer:
These panels are indeed a pair of 24 inch screens, for a total width of 48 inches.

By Jim from Bradenton, FL on September 27, 2013
The opening on my fireplace is 28.5 inches high and the width of the whole fireplace opening is 48 inches. Do you have a screen that would cover this? I would like 2 screens that open in the middle. Each would need to be 28" high and 24" wide x 2.
By Dawn H. on September 27, 2013

Answer:
Yes, we have a Woodfield Hanging Fireplace Spark Screen in just the size you are requesting.

By Jon from Wisconsin on October 21, 2013
Do I measure from the top of the rod to the base to figure out the correct height for my new mesh screen? Also, how much clearance should I allow on the bottom?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2013

Answer:
You do indeed want to measure from the top of the screen rod to the floor of the fireplace. You will need to subtract 1/2 an inch from the measurement to ensure proper clearance so that the screen does not drag.

By Strack from NJ on November 6, 2013
My fireplace has no door or screen. I'm thinking about a brass mesh screen. The dimensions of the opening are 31.5" length x 27" width. What suggestions do you have for me in choosing a screen and mounting hardware?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 6, 2013

Answer:
The closest screen we carry to the sizing you will require is the Metaltone Brass Fireplace Mesh Panel Replacement Kit - 24 Inch x 27 Inch. The screen could be mounted downward from the top of the opening a bit to make up the difference. The brass color is the second screen in from the far right of the picture.

The Woodfield Hanging Fireplace Spark Screen Rod Kit - 61090 can be used to hang the screen. The individual rods are able to be cut down to accommodate your narrower opening.

By John from Portland, OR on July 5, 2014
How do I replace a fireplace screen?

By eFireplaceStore on July 7, 2014

Answer:
In almost all cases, there is a pair of support rods that run across the fireplace opening and are held in place by a center clamp. The center clamp is usually tightened down by a screw or pair of screws. By loosening the screws, you should be able to remove the screen rods and remove them from the fireplace. The old screens can then be slid off the rods and the new screens installed. The individual rods can then be reinstalled and the center clamp tightened down again.

Mesh Fireplace Screens can protect your family from dangerous sparks and give your fireplace an attractive accent, but not if it's worn and rusty. Let us help you replace that old fireplace mesh with something that is functional and eye-catching. We carry a wide range of sizes and colors, and even have a selection of stylish control wands.
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