Screens for Very Large Fireplace - Project #11459
Customer Comments: Can you provide me with a quote on both a freestanding plain mesh screen and a curtain screen for my fireplace. 71" wide at the bottom and 70.5" wide at the top, 46 high to the hearth.
Our Comments: Mesh curtains for mesh doors are best for a fireplace this large. A free standing screen will have to be moved and set on the floor when tending a fire, so they will be combersome and inconvenient given the limited floor space around the fireplace. Regardless, we have provided examples of each of these options. Andirons are highly recommended for this application as they are a fundamental component of fireplace design. We also recommend a custom made grate to better fit the space.
Fireplace Opening: 70 1/2"-71" W x 46" 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
Mesh curtains provide easy access to the fire with decent spark protection. Fireplaces this large require a special "I-Beam" track with rollers that prevents sagging. These can be made with a top bar, top and bottom bar, 3 sided or 4 sided frame. Having a bar across the bottom helps prevent logs from rolling out of the fireplace. It also allows you to add a pet deterrent channel that keeps pets and small children from pushing the mesh inwards.
Free Standing Screens
Screen doors are the ultimate choice for a large fireplace as they are very convenient and offer the best spark protection. Doors this large require fixed end panels to reduce the size of the individual doors that open so they are manageable.
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!