Chimney liners provide the important function of keeping your home safe. When you use your fireplace, furnace, or stove, the heat within your flue can exceed 400 degrees relatively quickly. If this component is damaged, it can lead to disastrous results as wood can ignite at temperatures as low as 250 degrees. That’s why our team offers both liner coating solutions and repairs along with the installation of stainless-steel chimney liners.
What Are Chimney Liners?
Though sometimes referred to as a chimney flue liner, technically chimney liners are the conduit that carries the smoke and gases from your fireplace, stove, or furnace to the outside. For many homeowners in our region, this is a brick-and-mortar construction for the chimney with a terracotta clay tile chimney liner in the middle carrying the smoke up the chimney.
Inside your chimney is where things can get extremely hot. That’s why you need the chimney liner. Unfortunately some older homes have no lining system at all which is extremely dangerous.
The liner is a layer of protection between your home — including your masonry — and the high heat of a fire. During a chimney inspection, our CSIA-certified team members will review the condition of your liner and let you know if your chimney needs to be relined.
Stainless Steel Chimney Relining
During our inspection, we’ll ensure that there are no cracks or other types of damage to your clay tile liner. If we find them, we can provide a solution to remediate the issue using a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner. This provides several benefits to your home, including:
- Protection from high heat and carbon monoxide associated with using your fireplace, stove, or furnace.
- Keeping dangerous carbon monoxide out of your home
- Helping to prevent the deterioration of the inside of your masonry
Even if the damage may appear to be relatively minor any gaps or cracks can result in a bad outcome if left as is. A longer-term solution is a chimney relining. There are cases where the diameter required for your fireplace will not fit down the chimney without removing all of the old cracked clay tiles.
Chimney Liner Options For Your Home
Advance Chimney Sweeps, Inc. has been in business since 1996. We’re a premier chimney sweep company offering chimney inspections and chimney repairs as well as the installation of stainless-steel chimney liners in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Contact us at 800-822-2131 to schedule your appointment.
Stainless Steel Chimney Liners Fit Many Situations
Clay flue tiles tend to fail over time. This is why stainless steel chimney liners are installed to provide the necessary layer of protection for the inside of your flue. Stainless steel chimney liners last far longer and can be either a rigid material or a flexible one. In addition, clay liners often use mortar joints between each tile. This is another area of potential failure. But, with stainless steel chimney liners, it's one solid piece.