Our Chimneys & Furnace Flue Stainless Steel Liners Last A Lifetime
The condition of the inside of the chimney venting your fireplace, stove, insert, furnace, or boiler can change over time. General wear and tear, age, and chimney leaks can cause spalling, flaking flue tiles, cracks, eroded mortar joints, gaps between tiles, and corrosion, rust, and holes if the liner is metal — and all of that damage can mean serious problems when it comes to safety and performance.
The lining of the chimney is meant to protect the masonry against the intensely hot temperatures, corrosive gases, and byproducts produced by the fire. It’s also meant to provide a smooth, airtight surface that prevents heat from transferring to framing and insulation in nearby walls (which could spark a fire), and that streamlines and speeds up the path for byproducts to exit the chimney. When damage is present, the liner can’t effectively do its job. As a result, you may be at greater risk of house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning, and your heating appliance could be wasteful and damaging to your home.
We may also recommend a reline in the following situations:
- Following a chimney fire
- When your liner is not appropriately sized for the appliance it’s venting
- When your liner is not U.L. tested and approved for venting the type of appliance you have or are switching to