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Professional Lining/Relining Services

Many years back, chimneys were built without a flue liner to protect the inside of the chimney and the home structure. Over time, chimney and building professionals realized how this left the building at risk, and nowadays, it is the accepted standard that chimneys are always installed with a proper flue liner.

There are many beautiful historic homes in the upstate area, and some of these homes have historic chimneys that haven’t been updated much since their inception. Unfortunately, many of these chimneys are unlined and, when used, carry a greater risk than is generally accepted as the norm.

A flue liner helps encourage proper draft in your chimney, facilitating the pull of hot air and harmful gases up the flue and out of the home. The liner also provides a protective barrier between the extreme heat produced in your firebox and the combustible materials used to build the walls, floors, and ceilings in your home. Beyond that, the masonry in your chimney also receives an added layer of protection with a liner, which can prolong its lifespan, and help put off the need for repair or restoration. Without a flue liner, the home is at high risk for a chimney fire, masonry deterioration, and carbon monoxide exposure.

All that aside, an unlined chimney does not meet building codes anymore. If you have an older or historic chimney without a chimney liner, call Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps — we can make your chimney safer and more efficient, and bring it up to code, by installing a new liner that will vastly improve your system and last through years of use.

Other Reasons You Might Need A Chimney Liner Installed Or Replaced

An unlined chimney isn’t the only circumstance under which Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps technicians install a chimney liner.

Resizing The Flue
Having a new appliance installed with an existing chimney often requires a change in flue size in order for the appliance to properly vent. If the flue isn’t correctly sized, proper draft won’t occur. This can lead to increased creosote buildup and other dangers to the home and the chimney. The best fix is usually to install a new stainless steel flue liner that brings the flue to the proper size for the new appliance.

Repairing A Damaged Clay Tile Linerclay-tile-chimney-liner
Clay tile flue liners are common, but these also commonly get damaged. The clay tiles themselves can crack, and the mortar joints can deteriorate (or they may never have been properly filled), giving gases and debris an opportunity to make their way out of the chimney and into the home. Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can sometimes repair these cracks using HeatShield® cerfractory sealant, or we can install a new stainless steel liner.

Whether you need to have a flue liner installed or replaced, Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can help! Call us today or click here to schedule an appointment online and let us “Bless Your Hearth”!


Properly restoring a historic chimney takes experience and skill, and Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps has both! Talk to us about this specialized chimney repair today.

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