Fireplace Fireback Heat Reflector Shields
Various names: heat reflector shield, fire back, back panels, radiant shield, radiant fireback, back wall shield, fireplace shield.
Uses: Protect either a masonry or prefabricated back wall from damage caused from heat. Reflect heat into living area. Cover unsightly previous cracks and damage.
Material Used: Heavy duty 14 gauge stainless steel, powder coated black or without coating stainless steel finish.
Why purchase: The back wall of your fireplace, no matter if it is prefabricated or masonry, takes on an immense amount of heat. This heat will eventually takes it’s toll and usually crack either the joints, bricks or panels. (Prefabricated fireboxes are much more susceptible to this damage) If any of these are cracked, that exposes your home to a fire hazard, as their main intention is on containing the fire and heat. Once there are cracks, that allows for heat transfer out of the designated zone.
Heat shields and firebacks can prevent this: Think of them as another thick layer of protection. Before we install a new heat shield into your firebox, we will repair any cracks or damage that is there. We then place the heat shield in front of that wall, protecting it at a much greater level than having it completely exposed to the tremendous amount of heat that beats on it. Your current firewall or panel will take significantly less heat, insuring that it lasts longer and doesn’t lead costly damages. (Firebox rebuilds can go well over $1k and fire panels can exceed $650, easily)
Benefits: Safety and peace of mind are the first and most important benefits. But there is another benefit that homeowners LOVE about this heat reflective shield; as the name suggests – it reflects heat! Up to 30% more heat will fill the living space that the shield is installed in. Imagine that on those cold, winter days! Also less heating costs!
Prefabricated wall with major cracks, a heat shield will prevent this from happening.
Masonry wall with major cracks and pitting. A fireback will prevent this from happening.
Different sizes to fit different fireplaces. These are not only designed to protect your back wall but designed with specific specs to direct more heat into your home.