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Reflector Shields serve as a barrier depending on your fireplace structure, to the backwall or refractory panels. There is a slight heating effect but reflector shields main purpose is to protect the firewall from creating fire hazardous cracks.
Masters Services offers customizations to your reflector shield for an additional investment. One line at the top of the middle section. Words only at this time.
Tuck pointing is the repair to cracks or missing mortar joints on the chimney or in the firebox. A fireproof mortar material is added to the missing area of the chimney or fireplace. Any cracks in the fireplace allow heat or flames to enter the back or side walls behind the fireplace, Tuck Pointing prevents this from from becoming an issue in your home when lighting your fireplace . If a gas starter pipe is present and rusted or decayed, we can replace that as well.
What Causes Cracks in the Firebox or Chimney?
Cracks are caused by too much moisture entering into the chimney flue that enters down to the firebox. A full coverage chimney cap will help prevent future repairs.
Prefabricated Refractory Panels
Refractory Panels are located in prefabricated fireboxes and are meant to protect your chimney system from the hottest fires. These panels are made out of vermiculite and refractory mortar.
Refractory Panels may break and need to replaced often, depending on your fire usage. These panels can be costly to replace often, so we strongly recommend you to purchase a reflector shield. Reflector Shields help cover and protect the refractory panels..
Refractory Panels are a non-warrantied product due to us unable to control your fire usage, and firewood settles and crashes into the panels every fire hence the need for a reflector shield!
How can I prevent my Refractory Panels from breaking?
- Make sure the fireplace grate is not right up against/touching the back panels.
- Start with smaller fires and build your way up to larger fires, so the fireplace panels can acclimate to the heat. This is very important, especially with newer refractory panels.
- Use properly seasoned-dry wood.
- Never put too much weight on the refractory panels. Start with one to two logs and allow them to burn before adding additional firewood.
- Carefully place the firewood on the grate, never throw or toss onto the fire!
- ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN LIGHTING/ USING YOUR FIREPLACE!
Are you interested in getting your fireplace remodeled? Make your fireplace the center of attention with a simple front refresh or change the location of your fireplace. We can make your vision come to life with our professional chimney and masonry experts! We offer free estimates for fireplace remodels.