Good to know:
How do I select a fireplace screen to fit my fireplace?
Folding fireplace screens:
Folding screens are fireplace screens that have separate panels that are
hinged to allow the width to be adjusted. Folding fireplace screens are available with various amounts of
panels. 3 panel fireplace screens are the most popular. However,
for larger fireplaces, a 4 fold screen may be your best alternative due to the
extra width offered by more panels.
Folding Screens are designed to sit in front of the fireplace on the hearth and
should overlap the sides by at least one inch. For wood burning, your screen
should be 3 or 4 inches taller than the opening. For gas logs, it is OK for the screen to be
even with the top of the fireplace.
The measurements of the paneled fireplace screens are given when the screen
is flat. Therefore, when it is standing you will lose 6-12” in the bend of the
sides. So, if the opening of your fireplace is 40” wide, you would select a
fireplace screen that is 46-52” wide or 6-12” wider than your opening. This will
allow for ample bend of the screens’ side panels.
Single or Flat Panel Screens:
Single panel fireplace screens offer excellent spark protection and are one of
few alternatives that will keep pets out of the fireplace.
Ideally, a single panel screen should be at least 1" wider on each side of the
opening as well as 1" taller.