Fireplace Firebrick Heat Reflector Shields
Also known as heat reflective shields, fire back walls, radiant fire backs, fireplace mortar shields, or firebrick protectors. Over time, with use, your firebox rear firewall will crack, pit, fireplace mortar joints begin to fail & recede, and firebricks start to loosen up as a result of direct combustion heat expansion & contraction exposure and/or water intrusion. If not repaired and/or protected, fire worthiness & integrity compromise will soon occur causing the need for fireplace chimney repairs.
Advantages of the heat reflector shield:
- 20-40% more heat radiated into your home.
- Prevent expensive fireplace chimney repairs to fireplace mortar & firebricks.
- Preserve & maintain remaining & restored fire worthiness of fireplace mortar & firebricks.
- Covers soot stained rear firewalls improving overall fireplace appearance.
Crack, pit, fireplace mortar joints begin to fail - In an unprotected fireplace, heat is absorbed into the firebox back wall which causes the firebricks to crack and the fireplace mortar that holds the firebricks together to breakdown, leading to expensive fireplace chimney repairs.
Direct combustion heat expansion & contraction exposure - When burning a fire, the fire requires oxygen to burn. So it draws air in from the room. As the air is drawn into the firebox, it pushes the heat and flame towards the rear firebricks of your firebox. This causes an immense amount of expansion of the firewall. Then, as the fire dies out, your firebricks begin to contract (cool). This process is repeated every time you use your fireplace.
Water intrusion - Your rear firewall will also crack as a result of water leaks coming down from the top of the fireplace chimney. Firewalls & firebrick are very porous as they are intended to withstand the very high temperatures of combustion. This means that they are very absorbent of water. Water saturation combined with direct combustion exposure is a recipe for a very fast progressive rate of fire worthiness and integrity breakdown. Superior Chimney's heat shield will protect & aid in fireplace chimney repair prevention.
Worthiness & integrity compromise - If your firewall is beyond repair and preservation, it must be replaced or rebuilt. The heat reflective shield is a recommended install after fireplace chimney repair or reconstruction of the firebox to aid in prevention of fire worthiness & integrity loss re-occurrence.
Superior Chimney's heat shield protects the rear firebricks and fireplace mortar of your firebox from needing fireplace chimney repairs. It prevents direct combustion heat expansion & contraction exposure, which greatly minimizes expansion & contraction of firewall firebricks and fireplace mortar. Furthermore it helps to preserve & maintain remaining & restored integrity. Your back firewall will no longer absorb all of the heat because the heat reflective shield will radiate the heat back into your home, where it should be!
A fireplace with Superior Chimney's heat reflector shield protecting it; the back wall of the fireplace is exposed to 1/3 less heat. The heat is radiated into the room where it should be and damage to the fireplace mortar and firebricks is significantly reduced or stopped! You'll feel the difference!
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