Your chimney liner protects your home and chimney structure from the heat, gases, and corrosive byproducts of your fireplace. With all the abuse that chimney liners take, they do require eventually replacement. In the event that your chimney liner needs to be replaced, A to Z Chimney Services recommends a stainless steel chimney liner. Here’s why.
Newly constructed chimneys most often include a liner made from clay flue tiles. Clay flue tiles are cheap and durable, but they do a poor job of redistributing the heat of the fireplace, and they can crack and fail to contain the extreme heat of a chimney fire. When it comes time to replace a clay tile chimney liner, it’s almost never feasible to remove and replace the clay tiles, as it that would mean deconstructing and reconstructing the entire chimney. Stainless steel liners can be quickly and easily inserted into an existing chimney.
Stainless steel chimney liners are among the safest options for chimney liners. They evenly absorb the heat from your fireplace, and in the event of a chimney fire, a stainless steel chimney liner can help contain the fire to keep it from spreading to your home. As opposed to clay tile liners, stainless steel liners can completely block the gases from your fireplace, preventing carbon monoxide from leeching into your home. For wood-burning fireplaces, stainless steel chimney liners are easily cleaned of highly flammable creosote. There are even CSIA-approved stainless steel chimney liners.
In addition, stainless steel chimney liners last a lifetime. They are more durabile and reliable than their aluminum counterparts.
Stainless steel chimney liners can work in nearly any chimney. They can be used for all fuel types, including wood-burning, pellet-burning and gas fireplaces, as well as for oil furnaces. Stainless steel chimney liners also come in a variety of sizes. Stainless steel chimney liners can also change the flue size of an improperly drafting chimney.
When the existing liner fails, the chimney needs relined. Liners fail due to a chimney fire and cracks or deterioration with age. The chimney liner could also be missing altogether. A new chimney liner also resizes an improperly sized chimney liner to correct chimney draft. If you have been told that your chimney needs a new liner, call A to Z Chimney Services to schedule a consultation! We can assess your chimney and let you know how you could improve your chimney with a stainless steel chimney liner.