Chimneys can be damaged by a number of things such as settling, lightning, and hurricanes. But the most common form of chimney damage encountered is a chimney fire. Chimney relining is often the most affordable and practical way to repair a deteriorated or damaged chimney.
Need for Relining
You need Chim-Tek Solutions Corp to reline your damaged chimney, to:
- Replace worn, deteriorated liners, which may be allowing smoke, creosote or condensation to seep through the chimney walls.
- Properly size the chimney for a new appliance; such as converting from oil to gas heat.
- Prevent excessive creosote buildup (and risk of a chimney fire) when venting a woodstove through an existing fireplace.
- Upgrade old chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners.
- Repair damage to the chimney, which may have been caused by a chimney fire, lightning strike, or settling, etc.
Types of Liners
- Stainless Steel – This method of relining involves installing a round or oval stainless steel liner in the chimney. The liner can be either flexible or rigid; flexible liners are used for chimneys with offsets. Stainless steel liners are used mainly for oil furnace installations and woodstoves.
- Aluminum – This method is similar to stainless steel, but the liner is made of aluminum. Aluminum liners can only be used to vent certain types of gas appliances. Note: Gas logs intended for installation in wood burning fireplaces may not be vented with aluminum liners.
- Flue Tiles – Used mainly in new construction, this method of relining may be suitable for short, straight chimneys.
If your chimney is in need of relining, we will recommend the most practical and economical method for your chimney. Contact our team of experts today!