What is the purpose of a chimney liner? Why does your chimney even need a liner? After all, bricks and mortar are tough materials, right?However, there are still damaging substances after your chimney system. One of the greatest danger is precipitation. One solution is to have your chimney waterproofed. This will protect the exterior of your chimney, but what about the interior? At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we can help you protect both the interior and the exterior of your chimney with the best products in the industry.
Purposes of a Chimney Liner
There are many reasons to invest in a chimney liner, but these three main reasons will hopefully convince you too. First, you’ll want a correctly sized flue in your chimney system for the most efficient fireplace. The chimney brings smoke out of your home, but it also generates the draft that makes your fire burn. If your flue is incorrectly sized, you could be getting a high level of creosote buildup, especially if you burn wood. Even worse, you chimney could be producing dangerous amount of carbon monoxide while burning other fuels.
Next, your flue liner protects the belongings inside your home. With the intense heat generated from your fireplace, it’s natural that the byproducts flowing up your chimney are extremely hot, and the heat will transfer through the bricks onto the walls and woodwork that are close to your fireplace. This is a dangerous and potentially fire-causing situation. A chimney liner adds a layer of protection between the fire and your woodwork.
Lastly, the chimney liner is layer protection for your chimney from the chemicals of your fire that could potentially eat away at the mortar of the chimney. If this persists, it can cause structural damage to your chimney and home.
Different Types of Chimney Liners
If you are looking to install a new chimney liner for your chimney system, stainless steel is a great option. Whether you have a wood-burning, gas, or oil appliance, stainless steel can handle it all. It is an extremely durable and long-lasting option, and stainless steel has been approved by CSIA as the safest option when installed by our trained technicians.
At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we’ve had over 20 years of experience in installing stainless steel chimney liners. So if you’re looking for a new stainless steel liner, give our certified professionals a call today at 419-752-2231.