The chimney liner is one of the most essential parts of your chimney system. Unfortunately, they are very susceptible to damage, and it is hard for homeowners to identify the issues. Luckily, our certified and experienced staff is here to inspect your chimney, identify any problems with the liner, and they can recommend any repairs it needs. Read below to learn more about the two main types of liners, then give C&C Chimney a call today at (918) 396-8296 to schedule an appointment!
What is a Chimney Liner?
Your liner is usually on the inside of your chimney and contains the hazardous byproducts as they travel up the chimney. They are usually made of clay, ceramic, or metal. They work to protect the inside of your chimney walls from the heat and byproducts generated from your fires. If it is broken, cracked, or otherwise damaged, the risk of a chimney fire increases each time you operate your fireplace.
Our professionals can examine the condition of your liner during a chimney inspection. The naked eye is not able to provide a proper look, so we use our state of the art video camera technology for a closer look. If it needs replacing, our CSIA-certified technician will recommend a proper course of action. Our two main lining options are HeatShield and stainless steel liners.
HeatShield is a revolutionary sealant used to repair cracked, damaged, or chipped clay tile or terra cotta liners. There are three different systems, each of them comes with a 20-year warranty.
- Joint Repair – HeatShield joint repair seals up voids, cracks, gaps, or holes in the liner. After cleaning and preparing the flue, we use a custom blade to push the sealant into cracks. Next, it is smoothed down after it dries to ensure a tightly sealed liner.
- Resurfacing – Resurfacing is used to fix heavily damaged clay tile liners. A foam applicator plug pulls the Cerfractory Flue Sealant up through the chimney and seals any cracks or damage as it goes.
- CeCure Relining – Relining is only necessary for extremely damaged and weakened liners. After applying the Cerfractory Flue Sealant, we insert a CeCure Sleeve to apply the sealant again. This presses the stainless steel mesh and ceramic liner sleeve into the sealant.
Stainless steel chimney liners are trusted over most other metal liners for multiple reasons. They are available in any shape or size. They are approved for any fuel type, and they are resistant to corrosion and rust. Additionally, they are more durable than aluminum or clay. If a stainless steel liner is right for you, our technicians can install it with ease.
Don’t Wait Any Longer to Schedule an Appointment!
At C&C Chimney, we can handle all of your chimney liner needs. We want families in the Tulsa, OK area to feel at ease while relaxing by the fire this winter, so give us a call today at (918) 396-8296 or schedule an appointment online!