Archive for September, 2012

Fireplace Safety

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Consumers with existing fireplaces, stoves or inserts should consider installing a protective screen or physical barrier to reduce the risk of serious burns by preventing direct contact with hot glass. Safety products come in various forms, including:

  • Attachable safety screens fasten to the front of the fireplace to create an air space between the hot glass and the screen. IMPORTANT NOTE: Aftermarket safety screens that attach to the fireplace, stove or insert could adversely affect the safe operation of your unit. Contact the safety screen manufacturer to verify that the safety screen is approved by the fireplace manufacturer for your product.
  • Free-standing safety gates are barriers set up to prevent access.
  • Free-standing fireplace safety screens are set back from the fireplace or stove front to prevent direct access.

Safety products for glass-front fireplaces, stoves and inserts are evolving as new technologies and safety tests are developed.

We can evaluate your safety needs during your fireplace repair, fireplace service or installation.