Chimney Liners

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All Chimney Systems Require Durable Chimney Liners

Where there is fire, there is also heat, smoke and combustion. As heat and combustion byproducts found in smoke travel through your chimney system, the chimney liner protects your chimney walls and your home from damage.

If your chimney liner was absent or worn and damaged, heat can cause many problems including house fires. Gases within the smoke are acidic and corrosive and can weaken exposed chimney walls. Without a functional chimney liner you could find yourself with cracks in the mortar and other serious structural problems.

The solution is to have your chimney and the chimney liner, inspected regularly. A professional quickly identifies whether your liner needs repairs or if a replacement is necessary. Considering the crucial role of the liner, this inexpensive investment provides substantial returns.

When is the Right Time to Replace Your Chimney Liner

The typical lifespan of a chimney liner is roughly 20 years. After this time you will likely need to get your entire liner replaced. It’s also a good idea to seek a replacement if you’ve decided to convert your old fireplace.

Most chimney systems that were constructed prior to 1965 require a modern lining solution, mainly since the flue would have lost its integrity by now and could leak smoke into rooms of the house.

Most Popular Types of Chimney Liners

Metal

As one of the easiest chimney liners to install, and one of the least expensive, metal liners are extremely popular for medium-efficiency gas-fueled appliances. They are also suitable for use with oil and wood-burning applications.

Cast-in-place

Cast-in-place are among the most durable chimney liners around. They can last nearly 50 years and have fantastic insulation properties.

Your flue will be better equipped to withstand extreme heat and other conditions, while experiencing a reduction in creosote accumulation.

Clay Tile

If you’re looking for something even more durable than cast-in-place, clay tiles are your best choice. Since they are made of a ceramic material, clay tiles do not particularly absorb heat.

Are clay chimney liners safe? If you have a fireplace that burns wood or pellets then your answer is yes. For gas fireplaces, clay tiles are not recommended.

Caps & Dampers provides inspections, repairs and installations of chimney liners in the CT and Western Massachusetts area.

To have your liner inspected, or to have a new chimney liner installed, call Caps & Dampers, LLC at (860) 323-8123 or
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