According to the experts in the chimney industry at the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), one of the most important components of your fireplace and chimney system is the chimney liner. In fact, modern building codes require that every chimney be lined. Most chimney liners are durable enough to have a lifetime guarantee. However, this chimney part can become damaged over years of usage. In order to be up to codes, damaged liners need to be repaired or replaced. If you live in the Chicago area, Aelite Chimney Specialties provides professional chimney relining services to the residents of this community. We can also install a liner if you live in an older home that was built before building codes mandated that chimneys be lined. We would like to answer a few frequently asked questions about chimney liners. This is to help you understand their importance.
Why are chimney liners so important?
This chimney component serves three functions that are essential for a chimney to work safely and efficiently. Your chimney needs to be lined to protect the combustible parts of your home. This is due to the extremely high temperatures that are produced whenever you use your fireplace. If your chimney is unlined or if the liner is cracked, the heat can transfer to the wooden parts that surround the chimney. Consequently, it could possibly ignite! You also need a liner to protect the bricks and mortar of the chimney from the corrosive gases of combustion. Finally, a chimney liner provides a correctly matched flue to the size of your hearth appliance. This allows the appliance to function at its highest efficiency without any drafting or other issues.
What types of chimney liners are there?
If you have a masonry chimney, you most likely have a clay tile liner. These liners work very well and are extremely durable. The downside of clay tile liners? They are expensive and time-consuming to repair. Another type is the stainless steel chimney liner. This type of liner can work with both masonry and prefab chimneys. In addition, with all fuel types of hearth appliances. Strong and long-lasting, most stainless steel liners come with lifetime guarantees.
What kind of chimney relining services does Aelite Chimney Specialties provide?
We are proud to sell and install Ventinox stainless steel chimney lining systems! These are used with wood-burning, gas, and pellet fireplaces. Also, with inserts and stoves in both masonry and prefab chimneys. These liners have also been tested and approved to use with oil-fired heating appliances. Durable enough to withstand both high temperatures and corrosive gases, a Ventinox chimney liner can last for a lifetime!
Is it time to reline your chimney? Contact us at Aelite Chimney Specialties to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney relining services. We ensure that your chimney will work as safely and as efficiently as possible!