If you're looking for an attractive way to protect your living area from an open flame in your fireplace, a mesh fireplace curtain is a great choice. At eFireplaceStore.com, we offer a wide variety of fireplace spark screen options. Woodfield and UniFlame are two other manufacturers that we feature on our website store.
My current fireplace is 65" W x 29" H. The current screen opens in the middle. What size replacement screen should I buy?
Whether you are looking for a mesh pull screen or a freestanding fireplace screen to place in front of your fireplace opening, either option would need to be custom fabricated for such a large fireplace.
I am painting the brass on our wood burning fireplace black. I currently have it all off, and got to looking at the mesh side to side sliding fire screens. They are OK, but old. I once saw a wood burning fireplace with a pull down mesh screen. I don't know the make of our fireplace, but the opening (where the glass doors and metal screens go) is 36 inches wide and 20.5 inches between the tracks (or 21.5 to the top/bottom of the tracks). Is there some sort of after factory replacement pull down screen that I could install to replace the side to side sliding screens?
I apologize, but we don't carry anything like that.
I would like to replace the existing mesh screen on the gas fireplace. The existing length of the screen measures 201/2 ". What size screen should I order? 20 or 21?
In this case, we definitely think it better to have just a little bit extra (the "slack" will typically remain on the outer edges anyway) than to have an unattractive gap in the middle when the curtains are drawn. So we'd go with the 21-inch screens here.
Submitted by:eFireplaceStore.com on January 11, 2018
Can your screens be trimmed at the bottom for a perfect fit?
While the screens can technically be trimmed, it is recommended to purchase the correct height as standard, whenever possible. Cutting the screens will remove the bottom guide wire, which usually keeps the screens from getting bunched together or tangled.
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.
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?
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.
Submitted by:Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2013