A fireplace can easily become the focal point of your room, and a fireplace screen or spark guard can be an important part of that, as it can add a decorative touch to the room while at the same time isolating the fire or heat source from the rest of your home. Since there are many different types of fireplaces and many different types of fireplace screens, it is easy to understand why one can become quickly confused when trying to decide what type of fireplace screen is right for your home.
Why Do I Need a Fireplace Screen?
Depending on what type of fireplace you have in your home will determine which type of fireplace screen or spark guard you need. Some fireplaces come with built-in glass screens that can open and close, whereas more of an open style fireplace will not have a built-in screen and will, instead, need something to help keep the fire from jumping out onto your carpet or onto someone or something near the fireplace. With this in mind, it’s a little easier to understand the importance of a fireplace screen.
What Options are Available to Me?
If you have determined that your fireplace needs a fireplace screen or spark guard, the next logical step in the process is to choose which type and style to purchase. Fireplace screens come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from very basic to highly ornate. If you have a designer fireplace and want a screen that flows well with that unit, or if you’re drawn to something more simplistic, there’s a fireplace screen that’s just right for you. You’ll likely find yourself comparing various models until you find the perfect one.
Which Type of Screen is Right for Me?
The ideal fireplace screen for one person might not be the best for the next. It’s very important that you figure out what size screen you need to ensure that your entire fireplace opening is covered to provide you with complete protection from rogue sparks. You’ll also want to consider the mode of operation when selecting a fireplace screen. Some are available that need to be completely removed while adding firewood, while others have doors that open. There are some screens you can fold up and store elsewhere when the fireplace isn’t in use and still others that attach more permanently to your fireplace.
Whatever fireplace screen you opt to go with, just make the choice that best meets your needs and fits your style. The fireplace screen, although essential, can still be considered a fireplace accessory. As such, if you ever tire of whichever model you choose, you can easily select another to freshen up your fireplace’s look. We carry a huge selection of fireplace screens and spark guards and have just about every color and style you can imagine. If you have any questions about any of the spark guards or fireplace screens Northeastern Fireplace & Design has to offer, feel free to give our experts a call at 518-676-9314 or come visit our showroom.