Chimney Problems? Relining May Be the Answer
Chimney damages can occur for a number of reasons, and sometimes the fixes involve giving up a lot of your time and money – but not always! Other times the solution is as easy as investing in an entirely new liner. In fact, chimney relining is often one of the most practical and affordable ways to repair a damaged chimney.
Common Reasons for Relining
So, what are the most common reasons Cincinnati homeowners invest in a relining job?
1. To repair damage after a chimney fire, lightning strike, settlement, natural disaster, etc.
2. To upgrade an old chimney that doesn’t have a chimney liner.
3. To replace a worn, deteriorated liner that’s allowing smoke, creosote, and/or condensation to seep through the chimney walls.
4. To properly size the chimney for a new or upgraded appliance.
5. To prevent excessive creosote buildup (and reduce the risk of a chimney fire) when venting a wood stove through an existing fireplace.
What Are My Chimney Relining Options?
We offer three different relining options – stainless steel, aluminum, and flue tiles.
- Stainless Steel: This method of relining involves installing a round or oval stainless steel liner into the existing chimney. Stainless steel chimney liners can be rigid or flexible, and they are mainly used for wood and pellet stoves, fireplace inserts, furnace and water heaters, and new fireplace installations. We offer Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed stainless steel lining systems that come with a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty – that’s hard to beat.
- Aluminum: Aluminum liners are appropriate for venting certain types of gas appliances. In many cases – especially when water heaters are vented into masonry flues – gas appliances are vented into oversized flues. This practice can cause serious condensation and performance issues. That said, when relining your chimney with our aluminum liner (one of the industry’s thickest), you can minimize these issues significantly. (Note: Gas logs intended for installation in a wood-burning fireplace should not be vented with aluminum liners.)
- Flue Tiles: Used mainly in new construction, this method of relining can be suitable for short, straight chimneys. Flue tiles offer a durable and reliable seal, so you can use your chimney with ease – especially when our team was trusted for the job.
So, which is best for you? We suggest giving us a call and discussing it with our certified experts. We follow National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines in every job we do, so rest assured it will be done right.
Our Experienced Techs Are Ready to Help
We have over four decades of experience working on chimneys and fireplaces, so if you have any doubts about the safety or performance of your chimney, give us a call at 513-662-4600 today. Or, if you’d like to book online, we have an option for that too.
Our technicians have the experience and knowledge to recommend and install the right liner for your home. Thanks for choosing us.