Your chimney needs several important components in place. This is in order for it work at its best levels of efficiency and safety. One of these components is the chimney liner. These are so essential that modern building codes mandate that every chimney be lined at the time of construction! Homes that were built before the 1940’s may have unlined masonry chimneys, but All Seasons Chimney can easily help you meet your local safety codes and standards by lining your chimney with a new stainless steel liner. We would like to tell you more about this type of chimney liner and why it is so important.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) state that chimney liners serve three different functions. Your chimney needs to be lined to protect the combustible parts of your home. For example, the wooden structure around the chimney, from heat transfer. Without a liner in place, the CSIA reports a study that was performed by the National Board of Standards. They found that heat traveled so rapidly in unlined chimneys that adjacent woodwork was ignited into flames within three and a half hours!
A chimney liner also protects the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney from the corrosive gases of combustion. This keeps the masonry work safe from damage and deterioration. Finally, a chimney liner provides a properly sized flue for your heating appliance. Decide to upgrade your old masonry fireplace by installing a new fireplace insert? If so, your chimney is most likely going to be too large for the insert. This can cause draft issues and other problems. All Seasons Chimney can customize a stainless steel chimney liner to match the size of your new insert!
Will a stainless steel chimney liner work in my chimney?
There are three types of chimney liners – stainless steel, clay tile, and cast-in-place. One of the reasons why All Seasons Chimney specializes in installing stainless steel chimney liners? This type of liner works with all fuel types and in both masonry and prefabricated chimneys. Durable and strong, your stainless steel liner comes with a lifetime guarantee! So, you know you can count on it to keep your chimney working safely and efficiently.
Is it time to reline your chimney? Contact us at All Seasons Chimney to find out more information on our professional chimney lining services!