Valor Barrier screens, included with the purchase of any Valor fireplace, have been factory equipped since January 2013 – complying with the CSA standards a full 2 years in advance of requirements. Valor did not want to sit back and wait, we wanted to show that safety is just as, if not more important than the glowing flames within each fireplace.
Will the screen affect the flames & heat performance?
One of the initial concern of adding screens to a fireplace was that they would hide the stunning bricks, liners, logs and flames within. Luckily the Valor barrier screens have been developed with fine mesh that allows both the radiant heat and the visibility of the flames within to be properly showcased.
It’s incredibly important to remember that fireplace surfaces, especially the glass window, are extremely hot during operation and will remain hot for a period of time after the fireplace is turned off. Our barrier screens cover off the glass window area, but heat can still escape! Valor suggests that close adult supervision is required if there are young children, or at-risk individuals in the house.
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