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Screen and Mantel to Block Heat from TV Over Fireplace - Project #11072

Customer Comments: The logs are fake, it’s a gas fireplace. Trying to abate some of the heat from going up to the TV with a screen so whatever material does that the best.

Our Comments: A free standing fireplace screen or screen door with perforated mesh will block the most heat, but this may not be sufficient to protect your TV. For maximum protection we recommend adding a metal mantal above the screen or just the mantel if you cannot afford both.

Fireplace Opening: 46 1/2" W x 23 1/2" to 29" H

Note: These mock-ups are not to scale and are meant to help you choose the model of your screen or door, not the finish. Although we may create a general representation of black, iron, bronze, gold and silver tones, you must choose your finish from our samples using the links below. Ask your project manager which samples apply to the items in your project.

Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes | Hearth Creations Finishes

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About Finishes!


Metal Mantels and Screens

The best way to protect a TV above the fireplace from the heat of a gas log is with a metal mantel and a perforated fireplace screen. Either a free standing screen or screen doors can be used. Perforated mesh blocks a little more heat than a typical wire mesh.

Mantel and Screen
Iron Age 6 Fireplace Mesh Door with Steel Mantel Option #1: SI-Iron Age 6 Arched Mesh Door in Matte Black with Antique Black Doors with Matching Steel Mantel.
Mantel and Screen
Iron Age 4 Fireplace Screen with Steel Mantel Option #2: SI-Iron Age 4 Arched Screen with Perforated Mesh in Antique Grey with Matching Steel Mantel.
Mantel and Screen
Flat Steel Arched Fireplace Screen with Steel Mantel Option #3: SI-Flat Steel Arched Fireplace Screen in Matte Black with Matching Steel Mantel

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup

Mesh & Insulation Options

The Mesh options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.

Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.

This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!