What is the Purpose of a Chimney Liner?
• Contain combustion products.
• Direct the combustion products to the outside atmosphere.
• Protect the chimney walls from heat and deterioration.
Reasons To Reline:
• Addresses incorrect chimney construction.
• Corrects safety issues by nature (Cracked flue tiles, shifting, loose or missing mortar joints)
• If a chimney is unlined.
• Prevent a transfer of extreme heat to combustible materials to prevent fires or pyrolysis.
• Prevents the flue gases to attack masonry structure and shorten it’s life.
• Prevents carbon monoxide or smoke to leak into the home.
• Prevents possible liner leaks to the combustibles.
• If there are missing or misaligned flue tiles
• If there are missing mortar joints (Dry Stacked)
Chimney Relining corrects safety issues created by:
• Chimney fires
• Earthquakes, settling
• Water damage.
• System deterioration caused by acid and flue gases.
Chimney Liner Installation Video
Chimney Relining Improves Performance
This reduces wet time of flue this reduces excessive condensation problems and creosote buildup.
Maintains flue gas temperature to ensure flue gas escapes in chimneys which have great exposure to the outside cold environment.
A relining also allows for a direct connection from the appliance to the top of the chimney, i.e. hearth stove or insert.
It Matches the appliance flue outlet to the proper flue size for maximum heater efficiency.
Chimney Relining Reduces Loss of Life and Property:
There where 45,500 home heating equipment fires in 2002. This resulted in 220 deaths, 990 injuries and $ 449 million dollars in property damage. Fireplaces and chimneys rank first in the number of fires among types of heating equipment.
Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning in the USA. It is Color less, Odorless, Tasteless and deadly.