Heat Reflectors & Firebacks
THE "HEAT REFLECTOR / SHIELD", STAINLESS STEEL FIREBACK (How It Works? click to see below)
Great for protecting masonry fireplaces from heat damage and getting additional heat out of any open fireplace (20%-30% or more depending on the fireplace). The "HEAT REFLECTOR/SHIELD" can also restore the insulation value in pre-fab, zero-clearance factory built fireplaces. Factory built fireplaces come with a firebox made up of 3 ceramic pieces, the two sides and the back wall. These ceramic pieces are brittle. When logs are thrown against them they crack and lose part of their insulation value that keeps the heat from transferring into the structure. Adding a Heat Reflector/Shield restores the insulation value and gives more heat! In addition, you no longer have to be careful putting logs into the fireplace because stainless steel doesn't crack!
Fireplaces with gas logs really benefit from the use of a Heat Reflector / Shield.
Choice of "Wheat" etched pattern, plain stainless or black. Made of heavy-duty 14 gauge 304 stainless steel for long life. Comes with a five year burn through guarantee.
In an unprotected fireplace, heat is absorbed into the back wall of the fireplace, which causes the bricks to crack and the mortar that holds the chimney together to break down, leading to repairs.
A fireplace with a "HEAT REFLECTOR / SHIELD" protecting it. The back wall of the fireplace is now exposed to 1/3 less heat. The heat is radiated into the room where it should be, and damage to the fireplace is significantly reduced or stopped!
Stainless Steel support legs come with each Heat Reflector/Shield. Using the slots in the legs you can create different angles for maximum benefit.
Firebacks are designed to protect the back fireplace wall and to reflect more heat into the room. Pennsylvania Firebacks are made of the highest quality cast-iron and are usually leaned against the firewall. Another option is to use the popular Saf-T-Boot, shown below. The Saf-T-Boot allows you to install a fireback as an integrated unit, with any of our grates shown on the Firebox Grates & Andirons page. The Great Oak, below in second listing, always features the current year; other years can be special ordered.
These Saf-T-Boots are a great way to mount a Pennsylvania Fireback. Use them alone or in conjunction with a Sampson Grate or a One-Piece Cast-Iron Grate. You can also use them with the Welded Steel Grates, All featured on the Firebox Grates & Andirons page. Saf-T-Boots are sold in pairs and add and extra 2" of height to the Pennsylvania Fireback. Pictured above are the two available sizes, large and small. Use the small Saf-T-Boot with all one-piece cast-iron grates. Use the large Saf-T-Boot with all Sampson Grates. If you want to mount a Pennsylvania Fireback with no grate, you may use either size Saf-T-Boot.