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Fireplace Heat Shields – Radiant Firebacks

Fireplace Heat Shields are also referred to as stainless steel firebacks, radiant firebacks, fireplace reflective firebacks, heat reflective shields, etc.  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 protected with a fireplace heat shield, fire worthiness / integrity compromise will soon occur causing the need for fireplace chimney repairs.

fireplace heat shields - Superior chimneyAdvantages Of Fireplace Heat Shields:

  • 20-40% more heat radiated into your home.
  • Fireplace heat shields prevent expensive fireplace chimney repairs to fireplace mortar & firebricks.
  • Preserve & maintain remaining & restored fire worthiness of fireplace mortar & firebricks.
  • Fireplace heat shields cover 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.  Without fireplace heat shields, this causes an immense amount of expansion in firebox firewalls.  Then, as the fire dies out, your firebricks begin to contract (cool).  This process is repeated every time you use your fireplace without a fireplace heat shields protection.

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 fireplace heat shields will protect & aid in prevention of fireplace chimney repairs.

Worthiness & Integrity Compromise – If your firewall is beyond repair and preservation, it must be replaced or rebuilt.  The fireplace heat shields are strongly advised after fireplace chimney repair or reconstruction of the firebox to aid in prevention of fire worthiness & integrity loss re-occurrence.

Superior Chimney’s fireplace heat shields protect the rear firebricks and fireplace mortar of your firebox from needing fireplace chimney repairs.  They prevent direct combustion heat expansion & contraction exposure, which greatly minimizes the expansion & contraction of firewall firebricks and fireplace mortar.  Furthermore, fireplace heat shields help to preserve & maintain remaining & restored integrity after tuckpointing.  Your back firewall will no longer absorb all of the heat because the fireplace heat shields will radiate the heat back into your home, where it should be!

In a fireplace with Superior Chimney’s fireplace heat 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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