Reline With Stainless Steel, The Liners That Are Built To Last
As a team, we love helping our customers get more enjoyment and greater warmth from their hearths, while minimizing safety and fire risks. And installing quality stainless steel liners goes a long way towards that.
Stainless steel liners are strong and reliable options that can be used to safely vent fireplaces, stoves, and inserts of all kinds. Whether you have an oil-, wood-, or gas-burning appliance, stainless steel can stand up to the harsh byproducts and high temperatures produced when you enjoy a fire.
When & Why To Reline With Stainless Steel
There are several reasons to reline your chimney, but we most commonly reline for the following reasons:
- Liner Damage. The most common reason for a chimney reline is liner damage. Chimney liners old and new alike can experience damage, which can prevent them from effectively protecting the masonry from the heat and byproducts of combustion and effectively removing smoke and byproducts from the home. Whether the flue liner is cracked and deteriorating due to a chimney leak, age, earthquake, house settling, or some other culprit, the system will need to be relined for the safety of the homeowner.
- Resize Flue. Flue liners must be appropriately sized for the appliance they’re venting. In many cases, smoke problems and efficiency problems can be traced back to an inappropriately sized flue liner. If you’re having issues with your system or you’re planning on having a new appliance installed, be sure to have your liner checked for size compatibility.
- Change In Fuel. Not every liner material is made to take on the byproducts and heat produced by every fuel type. If you’re swapping fuels, be sure to have your liner checked for compatibility, as a reline may be necessary.
Now you know when you need to reline, but why should you reline with stainless steel when there are cheaper options, like aluminum, out there? Aluminum may seem like a great option for your wallet, but stainless steel is a much better investment. Why?
- Aluminum liners are not approved for use with every fuel type. So if you ever decide to switch fuels, you’ll need to reline with stainless steel anyway.
- Aluminum liners have a shorter service life. Many stainless steel liners carry lifetime warranties when professionally installed and maintained.
- Stainless steel liners are available in a variety of sizes and in flexible and rigid options, so no matter how your chimney is shaped or what its size, there’s a stainless steel liner for the job.
Is It Time To Have Your Flue Relined? Schedule A Professional Inspection!
Have you had your flue liner professionally inspected? West Texas Chimney & Venting Solutions provides thorough video inspections and can let you know if relining with stainless steel is something you should consider. We’re here to answer any questions you may have so you can enjoy a safer, more pleasant fireside experience. Call us at 806-358-0817 or request an appointment online today!
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