Your chimney and venting system consists of several important components that need to be in good condition in order for the system to work safely and efficiently.
One essential component is the chimney liner, which has several functions. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), chimney liners keep the combustible parts of homes safe from the high temperatures produced in the fireplace, protect the bricks and mortar joints of chimneys from corrosive combustion gases, and provide properly sized flues for heating appliances.
If you have not relined your chimney in a while, your chimney might need a new liner. When a liner is damaged, it cannot do its jobs correctly. At Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales, we offer several chimney relining options, and we would like to tell you a bit more about them.
Manufactured to be used with every fuel type, a stainless steel chimney liner is so durable that it can last a lifetime. If you are updating your old fireplace with a new insert, Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales recommends installing a new stainless steel liner because it will provide a correctly sized flue for your new heating appliance. Most masonry chimneys are too large for newer fireplace inserts, so a stainless steel liner can solve the size issue.
If you have a damaged clay tile liner, Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales can restore its condition with FireGuard. A ceramic resurfacing formula, FireGuard can fix your clay tile liner without having to reline the chimney. Our CSIA-certified chimney technicians are expert at applying FireGuard to the cracks and gaps in clay tile liners, and after it has been applied, you will have a liner that is resistant to acid, heat, and water.
If your clay tile liner is beyond repairing with FireGuard, Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales recommends relining your chimney with a Guardian cast-in-place liner. This type of liner will add reinforcement to your entire chimney. Since there are no seams, this liner has a low risk of damage and eliminates the risk of gas leaks and heat escaping.
THERMOCRETE SPRAY-ON CERAMIC
Most chimney liners reduce the diameter of the flue, so if you need to keep your flue larger, Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales can reline your chimney with a Thermocrete spray-on ceramic liner. This type of liner works with all fuel types, and we can let you know if this liner is the best option for you.
Does your chimney need a new liner? Contact us at Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales to schedule a chimney inspection so our CSIA-certified chimney experts can determine the condition of your liner and recommend the best option for relining your chimney.