How to Repair a Fireplace Chain Screen and Replace a Fireplace Mesh Panel?
Whether you have a gas or wood-burning fireplace, fire screens are an essential part of reducing the risk of house fires and protecting your family. These metal mesh curtains help protect your home from sparks and embers that may escape and start a fire. They can also make a fireplace look more decorative by covering the entire opening.
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Repairing a Fireplace Chain Screen
If you have an old or damaged fireplace chain screen, you can replace it with a new one in a few easy steps. First, remove the existing mesh curtain by removing the screws that are holding it in place. This is typically a task that can be done with simple hand tools. Then, clean the screen rod mounts with a solution of TSP to remove soot and debris that may have built up on the metal mounts over time.
Replacing a Fireplace Mesh Panel
To buy a new fireplace mesh panel, you’ll need to measure the area of your fireplace that you want the new mesh to cover. This measurement should be based on the size of your existing mesh screen and account for some bottom clearance to ensure the new mesh does not snag or drag across the bottom of your fireplace.
When shopping for a new fireplace mesh, you’ll find many different styles and finishes that will match your current design preferences. For example, if you’re looking for a traditional style mesh, we offer a selection of solid brass and nickel finishes that will blend in with your decor and bring out the beauty of your wood-burning stove or fireplace.
You can also choose from a variety of colors to suit your personal style and taste. Some of the more popular color choices include red, orange, and green, which will add a pop of color to your fireplace.
If you have a more traditional brick fireplace, it is important to make sure that the mesh screen is properly sized to fit your space. It is also important to be able to maintain enough clearance at the bottom of the mesh for the rod to pass through.
Cleaning a Fireplace Curtain
To keep your fireplace curtain looking new and functioning at its best, it is important to regularly clean the curtain with soap and water. For best results, avoid abrasive cleaners that may scratch or strip the finish of your curtain. Instead, opt for gentle cleaners that will not harm your mesh fireplace curtain.
Removing a Fireplace Curtain
If you are looking for a way to remove your fireplace curtain, you can do so by removing the tab that holds it in the track. Once you have found this tab, depress it and it will release the curtain from the track entirely.
To make this process a little easier, you can place a drop cloth down beneath the fireplace curtain to catch soot and debris as it is being removed. After the curtain is cleaned, you can reattach it to the track using the same tab.