Anyone who has a fireplace in their home loves the added look and character that it brings to the room that it is in. During the winter months you have the ability to warm up your home with a nice warm fire and roast marshmallows with your family. This gives your home a comfortable feeling and helps to set a relaxing mood for the holidays when friends and family come to visit.
During the summer months people tend to leave the fire unlit because of the warm weather that it already surrounding them. But this does not mean that the character from the fireplace has to be lost. There are special screens that can be used in front of the fireplace when it is not being used to keep it clean and looking great.
Some types of screens can be placed a few inches in front of the fireplace and are easily moved off to the side. While others are built directly into the opening of the fireplace. These are referred to as fireplace screen doors.
One of the biggest advantages to using fireplace screen doors is that they can better keep young children out of the fireplace when it is not being used. This will keep them away from all of the logs, ash, and debris within it and keep them safe. It also helps to keep the fireplace clean when it is not being used.
The best and most common types of fireplace screen doors to use are made from glass. This is because it is able to withstand the heat when the fireplace is being used and allows you see inside when the doors are closed. You can purchase very decorative fireplace screens that can be built within the opening and that match the décor in your home. Or you can go very simple.