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The Process of Chimney Relining

Chimneys can last for generations, but chimney liners are another story. Chimney liners break down over time, which can put your home at risk of a chimney fire, or smoke or heat damage. Sometimes chimney liners are improperly sized for a fireplace system, which can cause problems with chimney draft and lead to smoke flooding back into a home. Chimney relining might also be called for when a new hearth appliance is hooked up to an existing chimney or when a new type of fuel is introduced to a fireplace or heating stove.The Process of Chimney Relining - Indianapolis IN - Your Chimney Sweeps


While the chimney itself is a basic architectural structure, the chimney liner bears the brunt of the work. Your chimney liner protects your home from the heat, smoke and flames put off by your fireplace. If you’ve been told that your chimney will need to be relined — whether it’s due to wear, drafting problems or a change in fireplace fuel — you don’t want to put it off. You might be wondering what that process looks like and what your chimney relining options are. At Your Chimney Sweep, we offer two primary types of chimney relining:


Stainless steel chimney liners

Stainless steel chimney liners are one of the most popular options for relining a chimney. They’re cost effective, easy to install and incredibly durable. If a liner is already in place, your chimney sweep will remove it. The new chimney liner, which will be properly sized for your hearth appliance, will then be attached to your fireplace or heating stove. Stainless steel chimney liners can be used to overlay a deteriorating masonry chimney liner, but they’re also a popular choice for resizing an improperly sized chimney liner to resolve drafting issues or to reline a chimney when the fireplace fuel type is changed.


HeatShield Cerfractory Sealant

Another popular tool for relining a chimney is HeatShield Cerfractory Sealant. HeatShield is a special cerfractory cement that can withstand the heat and flames of your fireplace. It can be used to restore the surface of a deteriorating masonry chimney liner or to line and unlined chimney. To apply heatshield, a foam plug specially sized for your chimney is lowered down the chimney flue. HeatShield is poured into the chimney, and the plug is pulled up with a winch. The plug smooths the HeatShield cement as it goes, filling in any cracks, holes or uneven surfaces in your chimney flue.

If your chimney needs to be relined; don’t put it off. Burning a fire in a fireplace attached to a deteriorating or insufficient chimney liner can put your home at risk of a dangerous fire or smoke or heat damage. Your Chimney Sweep can help! If your chimney needs to be relined, call Your Chimney Sweep to schedule an appointment today!

By Joe Sauter on July 31st, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Choosing a stainless steel chimney liner

If you have been told you need a new chimney liner, you could be left feeling a little overwhelmed. It sounds like a big job, but a chimney liner is crucial for keeping your choosing-a-stainless-steel-chimney-liner-img-indianapolis-in-your-chimney-sweephome safe from the dangers of a chimney liner. Fortunately, when it comes to chimney liners, there’s a safe, durable and easy-to-install option that’s right for nearly ever chimney: the stainless steel chimney liner.

Why you might need a new chimney liner

It can be hard to justify relining your chimney. After all, the liner is out of site and out of mind. A chimney liner, however, is what protects your home from the heat and flames of your fireplace. Without it, heat and smoke can damage your home’s structure or, even worse, spark a home fire. Following a chimney inspection, your chimney sweep may tell you that your chimney needs a new liner because the existing liner is cracked or damaged. In some cases, especially old homes, the liner is missing altogether. A new liner also may be recommended if the existing chimney liner is improperly sized for your heating appliance or incompatible with your fireplace’s fuel type.

Why you should choose a stainless steel chimney liner

If you have been told your chimney liner needs to be replaced, you should be talking to your chimney sweep about installing a stainless steel chimney liner. In nearly every case, a stainless steel chimney liner is a good and viable option for chimney relining. There are several reasons stainless steel chimney liners are the industry gold standards.

  • Versatility. Stainless steel chimney liners work for virtually every chimney relining project. They work with all types of heating fuels, including gas, wood, pellet and oil. They come in all sizes, and can be flexible or rigid, which means a stainless steel chimney liner can be found to fit any chimney shape or size.
  • Ease of installation. Stainless steel chimney liners are easy to install into an existing chimney. Where replacing a tile liner can involve dismantling and rebuilding a chimney, a stainless steel liner can be easily inserted into most existing chimneys.
  • Durability. Your new stainless steel chimney liner will last for decades. They are rust resistant, so they won’t degrade because of exposure to moisture or the corrosive byproducts of a fireplace. They also can contain the extreme heat of a chimney fire, which keeps your home safer should your chimney ignite.

Why you should call Your Chimney Sweep if you need a new liner

If you are in need of a new chimney liner, or if you are due for a chimney sweeping and inspection, call Your Chimney Sweep to schedule an appointment today! Our chimney experts understand the importance of a durable, high-quality chimney liner That’s why we install top-of-the-line stainless steel chimney liners from Ventinox and HomeSaver. Our certified chimney technicians can recommend the right liner for your chimney and have your chimney relined and ready for this winter’s fires.

By Joe Sauter on September 5th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment