Your fireplace and chimney system consists of several important components, and in order to work safely and efficiently, these chimney components need to be in good condition. One of the hardest working components is the liner, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Not only does it provide protection to the combustible parts of your home from heat transfer as well as to the masonry materials of your chimney from the corrosive byproducts of combustion, but your chimney liner also provides a flue that correctly matches the size of your heating appliance. The health of your family can also be at risk if your chimney liner is damaged. When the liner is cracked, toxic combustion gases like carbon monoxide can pass through the gaps in the liner to enter your home. Since the liner is inside your chimney, it can be hard to tell if your liner is damaged. Fortunately, when our CSIA-certified chimney technicians at Ashbusters inspect your chimney, we take a close look at the condition of your liner. If we find any damage, we will give you a written report detailing the problem and a written estimate for the necessary repairs. We would like to tell you a bit more about the options we provide with our professional chimney relining services.
If you have an older masonry fireplace, you most likely have a clay tile chimney liner. Even though this type of liner is built to last for years, the tiles can become chipped and cracked over years of usage. Over time, these gaps and voids from this damage get larger, which poses a safety hazard. 25 years ago, repairing a clay tile liner was a time-consuming and expensive job, but thanks to the revolutionary product, HeatShield, you can have your clay tile liner restored easily and economically. Ashbusters is proud to offer HeatShield chimney liner repair and restoration services, and our chimney technicians have been trained by the manufacturer. We coat the liner with the ceramic refractory material and then smooth it out to give a clean and smooth surface to your liner. When we inspect the condition of your liner, we will know whether or not HeatShield is the best option for relining your chimney.
Stainless Steel Chimney Liners
If your clay tile liner is damaged beyond the option of HeatShield restoration, Ashbusters can install a new stainless steel liner to protect your home from heat transfer as well as the bricks and mortar of your chimney from corrosion from the toxic gases and vapors of combustion. We also install this type of liner when we upgrade old masonry fireplaces with new fireplace inserts to provide a correctly sized flue to the new appliance. Durable and strong, a stainless steel liner comes with a lifetime guarantee. You can trust our experienced technicians to properly install this liner so that it will work safely and efficiently for years to come.
It may be time to reline your chimney. Contact us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for a chimney inspection to keep your fireplace and chimney functioning at its best this winter.