Summer is the perfect time to take care of any necessary chimney repairs. When you wait to have these repairs done in the fall, you may not be able to use your fireplace as soon as you would like. Taking care of any problems in the summer is the best way to know you will be able to light a fire on the first cool fall day. One of the most common chimney repairs, chimney relining is essential to keep your chimney working safely. If you cannot remember the last time your chimney was relined, it may be time to take care of it now. Aelite Chimney Specialties can inspect the condition of your liner and make relining recommendations based on the condition and fuel type of your heating appliance, the age of your home, and your budget. We would like to tell you more about the importance of chimney liners and the options we provide and recommend.
Why does my chimney need a liner?
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), chimney liners serve three important purposes to your chimney and venting system. You need a chimney liner to protect the combustible parts of your home from the extremely high temperatures that are produced when a fire is burning. Liners also protect the bricks and mortar joints from the corrosive and toxic combustion gases. You also need a chimney liner to provide a correctly sized flue for your heating appliance. The majority of new fireplace inserts are much smaller than masonry fireplace openings, so the flue will be too large for the heating appliance. This can cause condensation and chimney draft issues.
What kinds of liners does Aelite Chimney Specialties carry?
Chimney liners come in three types: clay tile, metal, and cast-in-place. While we can work with all types of liners, we recommend the Ventinox lining systems. We are proud to carry these stainless steel liners that are tested and listed for every fuel type. No matter if you have a wood, gas, or oil-fired heating appliance, a Ventinox liner can withstand extremely hot temperatures and will last you a lifetime.
Have your chimney relined during the offseason. Contact us at Aelite Chimney Specialties to schedule an appointment for an inspection of your chimney liner today.