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Fire Pit Wind Guards

Fire Pit Wind Guards

Fire Pit Wind Guards are the most popular industry accessory. Like any good accessory, they don’t just look good; flame guards improve the user experience. They are available in Round, Square, Rectangular, and Linear configurations.

If you live in a location where it is breezy, then you will already know that lighting your fire pit in those windy conditions can be ill-advised.

The flame becomes blown around, and it’s risky to get anywhere near it. Under those circumstances, you will probably have to turn off the fire pit.

All is not lost, though. The addition of a glass fire pit wind guard keeps the flame centralized and helps prevent it from blowing around excessively.

One of the recurring themes in the product reviews submitted by customers is that they are surprised at how well these wind guards work.

Interestingly, many customers also comment that the flame guards provide an aesthetic improvement, a ‘finishing touch’ if you will.

Fire Pit Wind Guards
A typical fire pit glass wind guard

The combination of the heat being generated by a fire pit and being outdoors creates a very harsh working environment. A quality fire pit wind guard must be manufactured from tempered glass to resist the fire pit’s heat combined with cold weather conditions.

At The Magic Of Fire, all the fire pit wind guards we stock are manufactured from tempered glass, with polished edges for safety.

Of course, the fittings that hold the glass panes together also need to be very durable. The most common type is Polished Aluminum or Chrome Fire-Resistant Brackets.

Heat resistant ‘grippy’ feet keep the wind guard securely in place and prevent scratching your fire pit’s top surface.

Fire Pit Wind Guard – Square Features
Common features of fire pit glass wind guard

What Size Fire Pit Glass Wind Guard Do I Need?

A fire pit wind guard must never sit on the fire glass or lava rock; it should sit on your fire feature’s top surface, straddling the fire pit burn area.

Manufacturers recommend leaving a gap of at least 2 inches on all sides between the fire pit burn area and the wind guard. For example, a 30-inch square fire pit tray will need a wind guard that measures at least 34 inches square.

Brand loyalty is not necessary, as long as you select a fire pit wind guard size that provides the minimum recommended clearance of 2 inches all around.

However, some manufacturers design their fire pit glass wind guards to fit their fire pit trays range, and they also supply Fire Pit Lids. The advantage of staying within a brand is that the three items, the fire pit tray, the wind guard, and the fire pit lid, are all designed to integrate.

The Fire Pit Lid will fit just inside the wind guard, allowing it to be put on or removed without removing the wind guard.

Fire Pit Wind Guards allow you to safely use your fire pit in breezy conditions when it may not be possible to do so without one.

Ultimately, this means you can spend more time with your family and friends safely enjoying your fire pit.

That is probably why fire pit wind guards are the most popular fire pit accessory.

Like any great accessory, it doesn’t just look good; it improves the user experience. Fire Pit Wind Guards are available from American Fire Glass, HPC Fire, The Outdoor Plus company, and Firegear Outdoors.

Wind Guard and Fire Pit Lid
A fire pit glass wind guard with compatible fire pit lid