Recommended by the Experts When This Old House magazine did a section "All About Fire Pits," they included a write-up on DeckProtect™. Here is what they said: "A fire screen can contain errant sparks and embers on a wood deck, but composite decking needs to be protected from the bowl as well. A metal fire pit can reach up to 800°F, pushing 200° to 400° of radiant heat onto decking; plastics soften at 176° and melt between 250° and 350°. A thermal barrier can prevent high heat from warping composites. DeckProtect (shown) is an aluminum tray, perforated for drainage, that contains flameproof basalt rock-fiber insulation. Choose one the size of the fire pit’s circumference to fit between the legs or, better yet, with all four legs on the mat." https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-about-fire-pits
"Attached is a photo of our deck protect in action! We love that we don’t have to worry about our concrete patio being damaged. Thanks for the great product and great service." Bobby Jarrard, Hiawassee, GA
It turns out that a number of fire pits are a little to big for their feet to sit comfortably on our 24" DeckProtect, but not big enough to justify getting the 30" DeckProtect. So we are pleased to announce a new in-between size.
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