Indoor & Outdoor Fireplace Covers
There are two types of fireplace covers on the market. There are covers for indoor fireplaces and there are covers for outdoor models as well. Depending on which type of fireplace you have, you may require a hard cover or soft cover. There are benefits to each type; however, to see the results you must choose the right type of cover for your fireplace.
Fireplace covers are used for a number of reasons including to helping your fireplace last longer and for safety reasons as well. When fireplaces are not in use, they collect dust and particles, just like everything else. In order to help keep away dust and other particles, your fireplace must be covered in the spring and summer months, when not being used. This will keep your fireplace in mint condition, so it will last longer and work more effectively. Outdoor fireplaces require a cover even more than indoor ones. Outdoor fireplaces are subject to bad weather conditions which can destroy your fireplace very easily. Without a cover, your outdoor fireplace likely won't last the year.
Another main reason why your fireplace may require a cover is to protect the safety of your children. Fireplaces often have hard edges and poles sticking out from them which can potentially be very dangerous, especially for small children. It's important to cover these potential hazards in order to provide a safe environment for your children.
For the most part, soft covers are used for your outdoor fireplaces. Polyester and nylon are popular choices because they can withstand the most extreme weather conditions. Hard covers include glass covers which are placed in front of the opening in your fireplace or soft covers which are draped over the hard edges to protect your children.
Despite which type of fireplace cover you choose, you'll benefit from one of these accessories. A fireplace is a large investment and it's important to keep it in the best condition possible. In order to do this, you will have to purchase accessories, such as fireplace covers; otherwise the value of your fireplace will decrease.
If you are thinking of purchasing a fireplace cover, you can expect to pay as low as $20 or as much as $100, depending on the make, model and material of the cover. A glass cover will cost considerably more because of the cost of this material. Generally, the more you spend on the cover, the better results you will see.