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Don’t Go Another Season Without Getting Your Chimney Relined

Are you changing the features of your fireplace or switching fuel types? Or maybe you’ve realized that something in your chimney is broken and not functioning? A new liner is your answer to resolve issues and give you the results you need from your appliance. When it comes to keeping your home and family safe, having a well-functioning liner is vital. Fall is upon us and soon temperatures will drop. If you’re ready to start lighting fires, then there is no time to lose! Contact our team right away!

Dangers Of A Bad Liner

Don't Go Another Season Without Getting Your Chimney Relined - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney and Venting ServiceSo, what happen if your liner is in bad shape? Well, first of all, your home will be at a high risk for fire. The chimney liner works hard to seal the inside of your chimney, so the heat and flames cannot escape and catch flammable materials on fire. When a chimney liner is not in place, it may only be a matter of hours before parts of your house are exposed to this danger.

Chimney liners also protect your masonry. Your fireplace produces a lot of gases that easily break down your brickwork and mortar. Protection for your chimney with a strong liner is very important for preserving the health of your entire system. If these materials are exposed and start to deteriorate, then you’ll find yourself with countless cracks, holes, and pathways through which carbon monoxide is able to escape into your home.

Carbon monoxide is impossible to detect, and it can lead to death or serious illness when not treated promptly. Unfortunately, many don’t know it’s in their home until it’s too late. Minimizing the risk of exposure by installing detectors throughout your home.

Finally, a correctly fitted liner helps to guarantee proper airflow, which minimizes creosote accumulation. Creosote is harmful in many ways as it breaks down your system and increases the likelihood of a chimney fire. Bad air flow also leads to clogs and build up, which then forces harmful smoke, fumes and gases back into the home where they can cause significant health problems.

Finding The Right Option For You

There are different materials that can be used to reline your chimney, and what you need may vary based on your fuel type. Stainless steel, aluminum, and clay tiles are used to line chimneys, but many of our customers go with the stainless steel option because of its durability.

If you’re uncertain about the condition of your flue, call us today to schedule your annual inspection. Our experts can take a look at your system and assess where any extra maintenance is required before burning season. Call us today at 704-621-9373 to learn more! 

Why You May Need A Chimney Relining

Chimney relining is a service that greatly benefits the health and longevity of your chimney and fireplace. Your liner plays a big role in keeping the inside of your flue protected and strong and, if yours is out of alignment or broken down, you’ll find yourself facing lots of timely and costly issues with your system.

Learn more about this service here, then check out our website to see how we can help you out soon!Why You May Need a Chimney Relining Image - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney

What Does A Chimney Liner Do?

A chimney liner works really hard for your chimney. First of all, it prevents fire and heat from moving past your brickwork and onto your housing materials and surrounding woodwork. These materials are obviously a lot more flammable than masonry, and you may be surprised how quickly you’ll see flames without the protection of a liner.

The masonry itself also needs a shield to protect it from the incredible heat your fireplace produces. Your mortar will break down fast if left exposed, and the resulting holes and cracks allow pathways for these hazardous toxins to enter your home. We want you to get years and years of use out of your chimney, with as few problems as possible. Have it relined, so you know you’re good to go!

Last, but not least, liners help you run your fireplace efficiently. When you light fires, you want to the best results you can get! Yet, this is only possible if proper upkeep and maintenance are applied. If your liner isn’t sized correctly, you’ll see more creosote build up, meaning more costly investments will be necessary to get things running well again.

Consider A Stainless Steel Liner

As you can see, having a properly sized and correctly installed liner is important! While there are a few different materials you can choose from in a liner (such as clay, metal, or aluminum), one of the best options you can pick is stainless steel. If you know anything about stainless steel, you know it’s built to withstand quite a bit!

At SirVent Chimney & Venting Service we offer all types of flue options, but like to point out that stainless steel is quite popular among our customers. It can be used with various fuels and it simply cannot be beat in durability. If you want something that will stand the test of time, then stainless steel is the choice for you!

You Can Count On Us

For chimney and flue relining throughout the Lake Norman area, you can count on our team at SirVent Chimney and Venting Service. Our experts are trained and certified to spot any areas that may be showing deterioration. Inspecting a liner isn’t always an easy process and spotting all of the issues on your own is not very likely. We have the tools and expertise needed to get the job done right!

Call us today to learn more!

It Might Be Time for a Flue Relining

According to the CSIA, problems in your chimney’s flue can present serious risks to your home and family, because it’s no longer able to perform its primary function: to safely contain and vent the products of combustion to the outside of your home. If your current liner was installed improperly or is deteriorating, it is highly recommended that you either have a new one installed by a licensed professional or have your current liner repaired (if possible). There are several different relining options, depending on both the type of flue liner you currently have and the overall condition of your entire flue.

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Stainless Steel Liners

The vast majority of newer homes have chimneys with stainless steel chimney liners already installed. These liners come in two different forms: rigid and flexible. The type your technician will choose ultimately depends on the shape of your chimney. A huge selling point for stainless steel liners, in general, is that it comes with a lifetime warranty. They resist rust and easily hold and move heat and smoke up through the house and out into the atmosphere. If properly installed and maintained, stainless steel liners are extremely safe and durable. It is usually recommended that high temperature insulation be used in conjunction with the liners for safety and performance considerations.

HeatShield System

When it comes to economical alternatives, the HeatShield flue relining system is at the top of the list. If it is learned that you have a few minor cracks in your current liner, completely relining it could prove to be quite costly. Instead, restoring the current liner’s integrity with HeatShield’s patent pending joint repair system just might be the way to go. It is installed similarly to a cast-in-place liner and restores your chimney to its original peak level of safety and efficiency. Because it helps to seal damaged areas and protect adjacent areas from heat transfer, HeatShield enables your flue to keep temperatures higher, which creates better draft and less condensation.

Terracotta Liners

The majority of older homes with chimneys don’t have liners (it wasn’t required by building codes at the time); those that do have liners are most likely ones made of terracotta. It’s commonplace to repair or replace them with new terracotta liners, although switching over to either a stainless steel or HeatShield liner is an option. Terracotta tiles can withstand extremely high temperatures without damaging or hindering the performance of the liner itself; they also hold up quite well against the corrosive materials that are burned in and pass through the system.

Although building codes vary from one locality to another, the installation of flue liners has ben recommended for many years now, and indeed most fire codes now mandate liners. Once installed, it’s important to remember that they can wear out and need attention from a certified chimney technician. There are many reasons you may need to reline your chimney, and we have several options available for your consideration. The CSIA-certified technicians at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service will be there with you throughout the entire relining process. If you suspect there may be a problem with your liner, give us a call or schedule your appointment online today!