We Install Long-Lasting Stainless Steel Liners
Every chimney system, no matter the age, should be properly lined. Without a liner, heat can transfer to nearby combustibles, and corrosive byproducts of combustion can eat away at the masonry of the chimney. Not only that, but without a flue liner, there’s no method for containing and removing gases from the home. Unfortunately, chimneys haven’t always been properly lined, and even those that are can end up with a deteriorated and inefficient liner.
If your chimney is unlined, or if your liner needs to be replaced, we can help! We install long-lasting, high-quality stainless steel liners that can restore the safety and functionality of your chimney system and serve you for years to come.
Why Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel is the best option for chimney relining for a variety of reasons. First, it’s incredibly durable. In fact, most stainless steel liners come with a Lifetime Warranty when professionally installed. Second, it’s able to handle the heat and byproducts of every fuel type. So, whether you have a wood-burning or a gas-burning appliance, a stainless steel liner can take the heat and serve you well. Liners made from fabricated sheet metal or vent pipe are unacceptable and unsafe. Stainless steel liners are specifically made for this type of use and are rated for high temperatures.
When Should I Reline?
Stainless steel pipe is made for relining the flues of masonry chimneys when the original clay liner has cracked or broken. Steel liners may also be used to create a lining in a masonry chimney that was made without a clay liner. Whether your chimney was built without a liner or your existing liner is unfit for use, stainless steel is a great option.
This method of relining involves installing a round or oval stainless steel liner in the chimney. The liner can be either rigid or flexible; flexible liners are used for chimneys with offsets.
When we install a stainless steel liner, we encase it in a Thermix mixture, which insulates the liner. A bottom plate is inserted above the smoke chamber and a top plate is installed below the chimney crown at the top of the chimney termination to hold the liner in place. A safety cap arrester is also installed to protect the new system and stop sparks from landing on nearby combustible materials.
If you think it’s time for a new liner, or if you’re not sure, give Fireplace Solutions by the Chimney Sweeper a call at 800-760-6567 or click here! We can evaluate your system and let you know just what condition your current liner is in. Call or click today!