Need Chimney Relining Services? Stainless Steel Liners Offer Quality & Durability for All Fuel Types

As components in your chimney system go, the chimney liner deserves a lot of respect. Your chimney liner —

  • protects the bricks inside your chimney from corrosion
  • protects the mortar between the bricks from deterioration
  • keeps toxic carbon monoxide from leaking through the masonry
  • keeps the combustible building materials close to your chimney protected from heat
  • helps ensure that proper draft is achieved in your flue

All told, it’s a big factor in the level of safety your chimney system provides – and a big help in keeping your venting system efficient. In fact, it’s so important that modern codes require chimneys to have a liner installed.

Clay tile liners are very commonly used in chimneys. When you see a terra cotta (orange or cream colored) section protruding from the top of a chimney, it’s a clay tile liner. These meet code requirements when installed properly, but they’re also highly susceptible to damage from chimney fires and degradation from water intrusion.

Image shows one chimney with two flues.  Both are lined with stainless steel chimney liners and one has a cap as well.

A damaged or degraded flue liner is something that should be taken very seriously – anything that minimizes the safety level or functionality of your chimney system needs to be corrected, and corrected correctly.

Minimal flue liner damage may be repaired using HeatShield® cerfractory sealant, but some chimneys are not good candidates for HeatShield® cerfractory sealant.Some chimneys have construction defects or more significant damage that will require a different solution – relining.

Stainless steel liners have become an industry standard when it comes to relining chimneys. Installed by NFI-certified, NCSG-certified, and CSIA-certified Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps’ technicians, stainless steel liners increase efficiency and carry a “Lifetime” or “Forever” manufacturer’s warranty. If your chimney is in need of relining, call Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps. We can tell you about the benefits of stainless steel liners, and quickly improve your chimney system by installing one.

A Stainless Steel Liner Can Correct Several Chimney Issues

We often install stainless steel chimney liners to replace damaged clay tile flue liners. However, that’s not the only issue the installation of a stainless steel liner can correct.

Lining Historic Unlined Chimneys

Older homes — particularly those dating back to the early 1900’s and earlier — were built with simple brick chimneys that had no flue liner. Given all the protection that a chimney liner provides, and the current desire of many of today’s homeowners to use modern gas appliances, it’s incredibly risky and highly inefficient to use an unlined chimney. Beyond that, an unlined chimney isn’t up to current codes and industry standard. An unlined flue will need to be updated and corrected for its intended use.

Accommodating A Different Fuel

Clay tile liners are known to inadequately handle the byproducts produced by certain fuel types. Gas exhaust is extremely caustic to clay flue liners. Stainless steel chimney liners, however, are considered an “all fuel” chimney lining system, so you can expect proper performance whether you’re using an appliance that burns wood, gas, pellets or oil.

Resizing A Flue For A New Appliance

Every heating appliance (fireplace, stove, insert, furnace, etc) is designed to properly vent through a flue specifically sized for that appliance. A flue that isn’t sized properly can lead to inadequate draft, heavier creosote deposits and other issues. If a new appliance is installed using your existing chimney, a new properly sized stainless steel liner can bring that flue into compliance with manufacturers specifications.

Contact Us, Today!

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps can “Bless Your Hearth” and improve your chimney system by installing a stainless steel flue liner. Call us or click here to make an appointment!


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