Stained Glass Fireplace Screens - For Safety and Decoration
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Cynthia_Taylor-Beacham/170053]Cynthia Taylor-Beacham
Decorative Stained Glass Fireplace Screens can be a valuable asset to your living room. Using a fireplace screen has definite benefits, read on to find out why.
There are two principal reasons why you should use a fireplace screen and both of them are safety related:
1. Making use of a screen prevents embers and sparks from flying on to the carpet; thus, preventing the possibility of the sparks, ashes or the embers causing a fire, the same applies to an outdoor fireplace, any dry grass that is near the fire pit can easily catch fire.
2. The other safety reason for employing a fire screen is to keep children and animals away from an open fire, young children are curious and a open fire or even an electric fire can be dangerous to them, pets usually seek the warmest place in the house and sparks or embers can easily fall on the pets coat and catch fire.
In days gone by fire screens where not very decorative and served basically to prevent damage to property and possibly a fire. Today there are so many interesting decorative fire screens that are both functional and decorative. If you have natural gas or an electric type of heater a purely decorative stained glass screen will be an attractive addition to your fireplace. True log fires are not left out with interesting designs that are both functional and decorative.
The range of materials that make up a fireplace screen is varied, such as, iron, wrought iron, brass, stainless steel. These are made up into panels that have adjustable hinges. The decorative part could be transparent glass or intrinsic stained glass with interesting patterns and designs. The composition of the glass depends on whether it is plain glass or tempered glass that has been made hard, resilient and /or flexible due to heat treatment.
Stained Glass Fireplace Screens are indeed a valuable asset to any living room
Cynthia Taylor-Beacham is a freelance writer, blogger and e-book writer, she also edits and proofreads documentation. [http://makemeahome.wordpress.com]http://makemeahome.wordpress.com; http://cyntay123.wordpress.com/
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