When a chimney sweep performs an annual chimney inspection for a homeowner, they will review the condition of the liner during this process. If they find damage, one common solution is to reline the flue with a stainless-steel liner. Another alternative for chimney liners is HeatShield®, a resurfacing solution in the Greater Pittsburgh PA area south to Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburgh WV, and surrounding communities.
What Is HeatShield Resurfacing?
From time to time, the internal portion of your chimney system will need to be repaired. This processes is known as Heatshield resurfacing. During this procedure, our team will coat the surface of your existing flue with a cerfractory material from the base of the flue to its uppermost level. As the temperature of the typical fireplace can reach well beyond 400 degrees whenever it's in use, it's important to protect your home from these dangerous temperatures.
The Benefits Of HeatShield®
In many situations, an entirely new liner may be unnecessary. If your Clay Tile Chimney Liner only has smaller cracks or gaps, we can pour a coating down the flue, sealing up the entire perimeter of the flue liner from top to bottom. In addition, HeatShield® is environmentally friendly, includes a 20 year warranty, and is approved for all types of fireplace fuel. Your flue and chimney lining will be stronger than ever when we are done with this unique process.
What Is HeatShield®?
HeatShield® is a revolutionary system that has two primary types of repair options. The first focused exclusively on mortar joints. We commonly see this whenever a flue has no spalling or cracked clay tile and only minimal defects between the mortar joints between each clay tile. This allows us to utilize the HeatShield®.
Here, we will use specialized tools to push the HeatShield® sealant into the cracks between your clay tile. We then use a foam applicator to smooth the sealant, creating a seamless clay surface.
The HeatShield® system has another option called Resurfacing. After removing any surface debris, our technicians use a foam applicator at the base of your flue. We then apply our adhesive and pull the applicator upward, creating a new smooth surface inside of your flue.
What Are The Common Types Of Chimney Liners?
Many older homes across our region have older clay tile liners. Clay is prone to cracking and breaking, which can expose your home to dangerous temperatures whenever you use your fireplace, stove, or furnace. As a preferred chimney sweep, we’ve completed thousands of repairs since we first opened our doors for business in 1996. Many times, the preferred method we used for internal chimney repairs is a stainless-steel liner.
However, there are other options that we can offer. This is why we’re proud to offer the HeatShield® Joint Repair system as a part of our chimney repair service offerings.
HeatShield® Installers in the Pittsburgh PA area South to West Virginia
The CSIA-certified technicians at Advance Chimney Sweeps, Inc. in, Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg,Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls and throughout the Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV regions, have all of the necessary tools and training to utilize the amazing HeatShield® Chimney Repair system. With decades of hands-on experience, we’re the area's preferred provider in Allegheny County and beyond.