There are two main types of fireplace screens that are able to be used. The first and most common type is the one that fits inside of the opening of the fireplace and has two doors that open and close to give you access to the inside. The second is the hearth fireplace screen – which (true to its name) sits on the hearth of the fireplace.
This type of fireplace screen is also known as the freestanding fireplace screen. It is one of the easiest to use because it allows people to use and keep in front of the fireplace during the months in which it cannot be used as a decorative piece to add to the look of the room.
But during the months in which it is used it is able to add a layer of protection against the heat and to keep young children away from it. There are many different styles that you are able to use for the fireplace hearth screen which include; glass, stained glass, and metal. Each of them are unique in their own way and will help to add to the look you have created for your home.
When they are not being used most will allow you to fold the sides of them inwards and to keep it to the side of the fireplace. They can also be easily stored away in the attic or other parts of the home.
It is important that when choosing the right type of hearth fireplace screen you measure the opening of the fireplace and width of the fireplace hearth. This will help you to know exactly how big the screen should be. Also make sure that you get one with the proper look and design that will work well in your home.