Custom Screens for Very Large Arched Stone Fireplace - Project #11075
Our Comments: Here are some great ideas showing various ways to treat a large rock fireplace with an arched opening. The most functional and easiest to use screens are either glass door or mesh doors that are attached, or sliding mesh curtains. Free standing screens will look great and function well for spark protection, but they are more inconvenient to move out of the way, particularly if there are items around the hearth area.
Fireplace Opening: 65" W x 55" 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
Sliding Mesh Curtains
Mesh curtains are very convenient as you simply slide them out of the way when you tend the fire. The provide decent spark protection and are reasonably affordable.
Free Standing Screens
Free standing fireplace screens provide excellent spark protection as well as a great looking aesthetic. They are somewhat inconvenient with larger fireplaces because they must be moved asside when tending the fire
Folding Screens with Doors
Folding screens are fairly common for average size fireplaces but can be bulky to move around when they are large. These unique designs have doors built into them so you don't have to move them. You can also bolt them down to the fireplace for added stability. These are among our favorite options for large stone fireplaces.
Attached Mesh Doors and Glass Doors
Mesh doors or glass doors are ver convenient because you do not need to move them out of the way, you just open and close them when tending the fire. They provide the best spark protection. Glass doors are the most efficient because you can close them as the fire dies out to prevent cold air from coming down the chimney all night and help trap the heat in your home.
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.
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!