Your chimney liner is one of the most important parts of the chimney system. The liner is a barrier that keeps your home and your family safe while your fire is burning.
-Keeps the fire, heat, and gases inside the chimney.
-Properly sizes the flue for correct capacity and efficiency.
-Protects the masonry from corrosive chemical byproducts.
When the liner is damaged in any way, it should be repaired or replaced in order to avoid serious hazards. A damaged liner can allow heat to weaken supports in the house, can allow toxic gases into the home, and can lead to a drop in efficiency that results in wasted resources and smoky fires. A damaged liner can also allow soot and creosote to deteriorate masonry from the inside out. Without the liner, the chimney will not work properly. Without the RIGHT liner, the chimney will need scheduled work more often, and the liner will not last as long as it should.
Types of Liners
You may have a chimney with a clay tile liner. These liners are quite common, but also don’t hold up to time and temperature like other liners. You might find pieces of clay tile in your fireplace. This means you need a new liner! When it’s time to replace your clay liner, consider a metal liner. Stainless steel liners last a lifetime–that is why we recommend stainless steel liners to all our customers who need a relining.
Strong and reliable, stainless steel liners will last the lifetime of your home. They are safe for use no matter the fuel type, no matter the appliance type, and no matter the size of the unit. Your stainless steel liner protects your chimney and your family day after day for years. The alternative liner types are not as strong or as safe as stainless steel. Aluminum liners are not approved for every fuel type. Clay tile liners are only safe for wood fires and do not stand up to high temperatures over time. Stainless steel liners are available in a variety of sizes, are flexible or rigid, and can be installed in any shape or design.
Whether you’ve had your home a year or fifty years, your existing liner can develop a problem anytime. It’s important to schedule professional services regularly so that a problem is caught as soon as possible. A gap in the liner may cause a slow carbon monoxide leak which can cause injury and even death. However, a regular chimney inspection will allow an expert to catch a liner issue before it is a devastating disaster.
Call West Texas Chimney and Venting Solutions and schedule a chimney inspection to diagnose your busted liner. Talk to one of our experts about a new, durable, and reliable stainless steel liner.
Call us at 806-358-0817 or schedule online today.