The Fireback Heat Reflector/Shield

ss-fireback_1The fireplace heat shield, also known as a Fireback, has been used in Europe for centuries and is making a comeback in the U.S. In some areas, they are known as a Pennsylvania fireback. These high-quality, stainless steel firebacks are used to protect the back wall of the firebox from extreme heat and to reflect more warmth into your living area. 

In an unprotected fireplace, heat is absorbed into the masonry firebrick, which can cause cracking and mortar joints to break down, creating expensive repairs. The average cost to repair a back wall of a masonry fireplace begins at $600+.

Prefab fireplaces are especially susceptible to heat damage to the back panel caused by the intense heat of a fire. The back refractory panels get cracks and in time have to be replaced with a new one, with a cost on average near $275.00.

Stainless steel fire-backs are a good way to protect your firebox and can provide more heat output from the fireplace as well.

leg_kitOur firebacks are made of heavy-duty, 14-gauge, type 304 stainless steel, and are pre-stressed with a slight curve to minimize warping.

Included is a pair of 9” long S/S legs that provide 3 angle choices.

Black firebacks  and “Wheat”-etched patterns are not currently available. Firebacks will darken with use, and will look like a natural part of the fireplace.

Firebacks are not returnable after usage.


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Part # Name Height Width Desc. Price Buy Now
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Small 15″ 15″ Plain
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Med 16″ h 18″ w Plain SS $99
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 20″ 20″  Plain
 $130 Call 919-772-8110 to order.
 #gfsb2424  Lrg  24″ 24″  Plain
 $156 Call 919-772-8110 to order.
  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.


    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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