If your home has a wood burning stove or fireplace, you should make sure that your spark arrestors are up to date and in good condition. Both exterior and interior spark arrestors prevent embers from causing house fires, or blowing onto nearby brush or other flammable materials outside your home.
We offer a wide selection of fireplace screens for any type of firebox or stove insert. The experts at 2nd Generation Chimneys are always glad to provide you with information about all your options. Find out why more of our customers in the Minneapolis area rely on us to help them make informed decisions on purchasing any of our products. Don’t forget that we offer annual sweeping services, inspections, repairs, masonry restoration, and fireplace and stove installation services. Call today and let us know how we can serve you.
Exterior Spark Arrestor
Exterior spark arrestors are typically attached to a chimney cap or rain cover. They have mesh screens that also keep animals out of your flue. To make sure your spark arrestor is installed properly, call one of our chimney technicians to examine it. When you schedule a routine chimney cleaning with us, we will make sure that your spark arrestor is in good condition in our preliminary inspection. Call us any time to schedule an appointment.
Interior Spark Arrestor
Interior spark arrestors are more commonly known as fireplace or hearth screens. While they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, they are typically either made of a metal screen or curtain, or they have multi–paneled glass doors. Some of these doors can be installed directly into your fireplace opening, and they often come with factory–built fireplaces as part of the unit. The sliding doors must be compatible with the type of fireplace that you have and the wood that you burn. Wood and pellet inserts need to have high quality glass that is tempered to withstand the amount of BTUs they put out.
Aside from protecting your furniture and floors from sparks and embers, interior spark arrestors are important to keeping you safe. Homeowners with small children especially need a fireplace spark arrestor to prevent accidents and serious burns. Fireplace doors can also prevent smoke or ash stains, fires from sparks that land on flammable material, and burn marks on wood floors. In some cases they help prevent drafts and improve ventilation; however, you should always speak to a professional before installing a glass paneled door. It could actually restrict the proper airflow and decrease efficiency or cause fire hazards.
Spark Arrestor Installation Services
While fireplace screens and movable glass doors can be installed by the homeowner, an exterior spark arrestor should be installed by a professional trained to work with this type of device. Minimizing the risk of a fire should be your main concern when you own any type of wood burning appliance, and you don’t want to take any chances by installing it incorrectly.
At 2nd Generation, we offer a variety of quality indoor and outdoor spark arrestors. We care about the safety of all our Twin Cities area customers and we provide the most reliable service in the business. If you have any questions about fireplace spark arrestors, feel free to call us any time. We are always glad to hear from you.