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Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

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.

By Don Rhine on May 23rd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

Stainless Steel Chimney Liners

Everyone loves the idea of a fireplace keeping things warm and cozy on a winter night. However, how many people actually know what the parts of a chimney are and how they work? Even though you know there are pros like those at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service to take care of your fireplace needs, it’s still important to know how things are put together and how they work so that you know when to give these pros a call!

 

Parts of a Fireplace

According to the howstuffworks website, these are some of the pieces of a fireplace:

  1.  Hearth: extends beyond the fireplace to catch sparks from the fire
  2.  Surround: protects the walls around the fireplace
  3.  Firebox: where you build the fire
  4.  Flue: the passage that smoke and gases travel through to escape from the house
  5.  Chimney liner: extends the length of the flue and protects the mortar and inside of the house from the smoke and byproducts of the fire
  6.  Chimney: around the flue – keeps the heat of the fire from getting to anything flammable
  7.  Damper: movable covering that separates the firebox from the space above to keep cold air from going into the house when there’s no fire
  8.  Chimney cap: prevents animals, debris, and moisture from going down the chimney and into the house
  9.  Fireplace doors: made of metal or glass which cut off air flow when fireplace isn’t in use

 

Focus on the Chimney Linerstainless-steel-chimney-liners-mansfield-oh-chim-cheroo-chimney-services

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) website, “(A) flue lining in a masonry chimney is defined as ‘A clay, ceramic, or metal conduit installed inside of a chimney, intended to contain the combustion products, direct them to the outside atmosphere, and protect the chimney walls from heat and corrosion.’” Back in the early 1900’s, there weren’t rules on having a chimney liner. However, through the years, it was determined that a chimney liner is so important that most fire codes mandate chimney liners.

 

The three main reasons for chimney liners, this website goes on to state, are:

  1. making sure that combustible materials aren’t in danger of igniting from the heat of your fire
  2. keeping the masonry of your fireplace from the corrosive materials created by fire
  3. helping your fireplace to run efficiently by allowing your flue to fit correctly

 

Why Pick Stainless Steel?

Although there are different types of chimney liners to choose from, the Old House Journal website states that many fire-protection experts like stainless steel liners. This is partly because they can be retrofitted into your flue. They come in kits which include availability in a variety of types and sizes. This way you can find a liner to fit most any existing fireplace. Also, these are great for systems that need a flue resize. In addition, stainless steel liners are strong, so you can expect years of service from this type of liner.

If you have questions about replacing your existing chimney liner, the professionals at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service are the people to call.  Most of all, their expertise is without equal. They have over 20 years of experience, so they definitely know how to get your chimney relined efficiently and promptly. Give them a call to find out more.

By Don Rhine on October 4th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Stainless Steel Chimney Liners