Firebacks have a long history in Europe, longer than chimney caps. If you looked
into a fireplace in Ireland you would find a fireback. They still use their fireplaces
for heat and cooking. The "Heat Reflector/Shield" just uses modern materials like
304-alloy stainless steel, to give longevity, light weight, and an attractive appearance.
In an unprotected masonry fireback, heat is absorbed into the masonry brick which
causes the bricks to crack and the mortar to breakdown, leading to expensive repairs.
Fireplaces with "Heat Reflector/Shield" protecting them will be exposed
to 1/3 less heat. Additional heat is radiated into the room where it should be,
and damage to the fireplace is significantly reduced or stopped. Made from heavy-duty
14 gauge 304 stainless steel for long life. Stainless steel legs come with each
Heat Reflector/Shield. Using the slots in the legs you can create three different
angles for maximum benefit.
These Heat Reflector/Shield firebacks are easy
to install and great for protecting masonry firebacks from heat damage. Theyare
also great for restoring the insulation in pre-fab zero-clearance ceramic fireboxes
when they are cracked and getting additional heat out of any open fireplace (20%
to 30% or more depending on the fireplace). Fireplaces with gas logs really benefit
from the installation of a "Heat Reflector/Shield" fireback. Measures 20" Wide x
20" High. This attractive stainless steel fireback features a wheat etching.
Note: RMR pre-stresses each fireback before they are shipped. When stainless
steel is heated it expands. Without pre-stressing them, they would warp and make
strange noises when you are burning a fire.