Replacing an existing mesh screen?
If you like the size of your current screen, just measure its height and width (not including hanger rings) and order the same height screen. Condar's hanger rings will add half inch (1.3 cm) to total height. If your hanger rings are not 1/2 inch or you have a unique attachment mechanism, give us a call so we can help determine what size screen is best for you.
Buying a screen for the first time? Refer to the scenarios below:
Buying a screen and already have a rod installed?
If you already have a rod installed, measure the height of your fireplace opening to the top of the rod. Subtract ½ inch (1.3 cm) for the hanger rings below the rod, and approximately ½ inch (1 cm) for clearance at the bottom (1 inch: 2.5 cm total).
For example, if the height of your screen to the top of the rod is 25 inches and you subtract a half inch for the rings and a half inch for clearance, then you would need a 24 inch screen.
Buying a screen and a rod and valance kit?
If you don’t already have a screen rod installed, we recommend using our Rod and Valance Kit. When ordering both a Rod and Valance Kit and a screen choose a screen size 2 inches (5.1 cm) shorter than the height of your fireplace opening.
For example, if the height of your fireplace opening is 25 inches and you subtract 2 inches for the valance, then you would need a 23 inch screen.