If you have an older home with a masonry chimney, you most likely have a clay tile chimney liner. The liner was constructed at the same time as your chimney. Despite long term durability, it can suffer from damage over the years including chipped and cracked tiles. Over time, the tiles will fall from the walls of the chimney, and the gaps left behind can lead to hazardous situations, like chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks. The problem with a damaged clay tile liner is that it is very expensive to repair because it is labor intensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is another option for restoring a clay tile chimney liner – HeatShield. All Seasons Chimney is an authorized HeatShield dealer in the Hudson Valley. We would like to take this chance to tell you more about HeatShield.
What exactly is HeatShield?
Known as Cerfractory technology, HeatShield is a hybrid of ceramic and refractory coating used to line chimneys and flues. It withstands moisture, and corrosive combustion gases, as well as temperatures exceeding 2900 degrees Fahrenheit. Developed over 20 years ago in Europe, HeatShield can restore your chimney to its original peak of safety and efficiency.
How can HeatShield restore the integrity of my chimney?
Depending on the chimney’s damage, All Seasons Chimney will determine exactly which method of HeatShield is the best to use. We will use the Joint Repair System if your liner only has a problem with defective mortar joints. In addition, if there are defective joints and other minor problems with the clay tile liner, we will use the Resurfacing System to restore the liner. With both systems, we apply the HeatShield formula using a special foam applicator custom made to fit your chimney. This unique application process is “slip casting.”
What if my clay tile liner has major damage?
If your clay tile liner has serious damage or if your chimney is unlined, Ace Chimney Sweeps can use the CeCure Sleeve Relining System with the HeatShield formula to make your chimney safe and efficient again. This system involves ceramic insulation reinforced with stainless steel fabric and then sandwiched between two layers of HeatShield formula.
Make sure your clay tile liner is in good condition. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment for an inspection and find out if your chimney needs to be restored with HeatShield.