Chimney Liners

If you have a chimney in your home, it’s important to understand the role of chimney liners. These are special materials made from clay, ceramic, or metal that help keep the inside of your chimney safe. When you use your fireplace, the liners help to direct the smoke and other byproducts outside, so that you don’t have to worry about them building up inside your home. Chimney liners also protect the walls of your chimney from getting too hot or getting damaged over time. In fact, most safety codes require that you have a chimney liner installed. So if you want to make sure that your chimney is safe and efficient, it’s important to make sure that you have a chimney liner in place.

Back in the 1940s and 1980s, the National Bureau of Standards conducted tests on masonry chimneys to check how well they held up over time. People were starting to get worried about how safe they were. The results of these tests showed that chimneys without a liner were really dangerous. The researchers even said it was almost a crime to build a chimney without a liner.

Chimney Liners Serve Three Main Functions

1) The liner specifically protects the house from heat transfer to combustibles. In fact, the NBS tests revealed that unlined chimneys allowed significant heat transfer. Furthermore, the test demonstrated that it can pass through the chimney at an alarming speed, causing the surrounding woodwork to ignite in just three and a half hours.

2) It’s important to have chimney liners to protect the chimney from damage caused by combustion byproducts. When these harmful gases get into the brick-and-mortar, they can cause the chimney to break down sooner. The gases are also acidic and can gradually corrode the chimney from the inside, causing heat to spread to nearby flammable materials. This can result in dangerous gases like carbon monoxide leaking into your home, which is obviously not safe.

3) Properly sizing liners are crucial for ensuring the efficient functioning of appliances. Modern wood stoves and gas or oil furnaces require appropriately sized flues to function correctly. The chimney not only allows combustion products to exit the house but also provides combustion air to the appliance through the draft created by the chimney. Incorrect liner sizing can lead to excessive creosote buildup in woodburning stoves and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels. Ensuring that the liner is the right size is essential for achieving optimal appliance performance and safety.

Types Of Chimney Liners

Chimney liners come in three main types: Clay Tiles, Metal, and Cast-in-place

Schedule Chimney Inspection and Repair

At Adams Chimney Specialist, LLC, we understand the importance of maintaining a safe and efficient chimney. That’s why we also offer comprehensive chimney sweep, inspections, and repair services to help keep your home safe and comfortable.

Our team of experts is committed to providing high-quality chimney services that meet your specific needs and budget. Whether you need a routine chimney sweep or a full inspection and repair, we have you covered.

We significantly encourage you to schedule an appointment with our team. Don’t wait until it’s too late – let us help you keep your chimney in top condition and enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained home.