Fireplace screens function as a safety barrier to protect against escaping sparks or embers that might damage belongings or start a fire in the home. They also serve a few different functions, including:
While their primary purpose remains as a safety barrier, you can find many options designed to add a touch of style to the room. As a simple yet fashionable piece, ornate fireplace screens can make a bold statement or tie a room’s interior design together.
When choosing a fireplace screen, determine if you need one for decoration or one to provide protection. Decorative screens, sometimes referred to as summer screens, often work best to add style to your fireplace when not in use as their design does not allow for the same level of protection as other screens. They can range from a simple design to incredibly ornate and decorative.
If you need a more functional screen, you can find a wide variety of options. Popular options include curved, single, or multiple panel design options.
Next, consider the style you’re looking for. Fireplace screens often consist of a metal construction with a mesh screen or glass screen so you can still see the fire while using it. They may feature antique or contemporary appearances.
Spark guards work similarly to fireplace screens. They help protect against sparks and embers. They look similar to a three-panel design. However, they often feature a top section that protects against sparks shooting up and over the top of the guard. Unlike three-fold screens, spark guards cannot fold and typically feature a rigid construction that requires you to pull the guard away from the fire to tend to it.
UniFlame offers a wide variety of fireplace screens and spark guards to fit almost any fireplace. You can find options ranging from a single panel to three, four, or five-panels that wrap around your fireplace to prevent sparks and ash from escaping out the sides.
Their decorative options include single panel cast aluminum screens that add to your décor with their antique gold or bronze finish. They also offer a four-panel screen in bronze. Their selection also includes functional and elegant options, like this one with an arched top and leaf design or this option with an arched top, doors, and decorative scroll design.