Can you put a screen in front of a gas fireplace?
Do we still need a fireplace screen? Jim says the answer is YES. While they are not necessary to prevent sparks and burning logs from escaping OUT into your room, some gas log manufacturers do require the use of a screen with their product. This is largely to prevent any flammable object from going INTO your fireplace.
Are fireplace screens safe?
Fireplace screens and safety Fireplace screens not only prevent hot embers and coals from popping out of the fireplace and onto your floors or furnishings, but also keep curious children and pets a safe distance away from the fire.
What kind of screen do you use for a gas fireplace?
Hanging mesh fireplace screens are the most common choice for the average masonry or zero clearance fireplace. They install easily with curtain rods and hardware right into your firebox.
How effective are fireplace screens?
It is proven to double the efficiency of the fireplace by absorbing and radiating the heat into the room instead of being blocked in the fireplace. This does a far much better job than air which only conducts heat from the flames. The screen will also cause more heat to be produced by the firewood.
What do you put in front of a gas fireplace?
In Front of Your Gas Fireplace A hearth rug. Hearth rugs are flame-retardant and will anchor your entire fireplace design. For the best visual appeal, use a rug that is as long as the fireplace. Use the rug to tie in the decor of the room.
Does a gas fireplace need a glass front?
Direct vent fireplaces are sealed combustion systems and need the glass on to function properly. We sell optional screen mesh panels that go on the front of the glass that takes away any reflection, and adds an additional safety barrier against accidental contact with the hot glass panel.
Do you close the glass doors on a gas fireplace?
The glass doors should be closed as the fire dies down to minimize the amount of room air going up the fireplace chimney. When burning gas logs in a wood-burning fireplace, the glass doors should always be fully open when the gas logs are burning.
Does a fireplace screen have to cover the entire opening?
For wood-burning fireplaces, the screen should be flush with the opening of the firebox or built into the opening. This avoids any sparks popping out of the top, sides or bottom of the fireplace opening. If the fireplace is gas-burning, the screens are not a necessity and do not need to cover the entire opening.
Why do gas fireplaces have glass in front?
You do not use or lose any room air to feed the fire and there is no exhaust coming into the home because all direct vent gas units have a fixed piece of glass in front of the fire in order for them to function and provide additional radiant heat.