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.

For more information or to order Fireback Heat Shield, please email chimneykeepers@gmail.com or call (919) 772-8110.

Shipping is $11.95.

Part # Name Height Width Desc. Price
#fb1515
most popular for prefabs
Small 15″ 15″ Plain
SS
$89
#fb1618
most popular for prefabs
Med 16″ h 18″ w Plain SS $99
#gfsb2020  Med
/Lrg
 20″ 20″  Plain
SS
 $130
 #gfsb2424  Lrg  24″ 24″  Plain
SS
 $156
  • Passing the Hat

    From


    Karen and Carl Newton

    To


    Sarah and Will Gilfillan

    Owning and operating Chimney Keepers for 27 years has been a very rewarding experience, and we have enjoyed the relationships we have built with our customers. We are now starting a new chapter and are selling the business to one of our Technicians. Though we will miss the many relationships and friendships we have built over the years, Karen and I are looking forward to traveling full time in our Airstream as we explore the nooks and crannies of North America.

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Will and Sarah Gilfillan, who will be taking over Chimney Keepers as of March 30, 2020. Rest assured, Will has been well trained (by Carl!) and is very competent, with nearly four years of experience in the gas log/fireplace/ chimney service industry and over ten years as a firefighter. Sarah, the Office Manager/wife is a fast learner, and will do wonders in assisting you with scheduling appointments and answering questions. It was important to us to find a good fit for our customers, and we feel confident that you will find Will and Sarah to be knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

    Thank you for your business over the years. It was my distinct pleasure to have been of service to you, and I wish you continued success and prosperity in the years to come.

    Sincerely, Karen and Carl Newton

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