Chimney Liner Kit
Chimney Liner Kit

Chimney Lining & Cap Installation

Installation of a chimney lining system will increase the safety and performance of your stove.

 

Chimney liners are used to protect the inside of a masonry chimney from wear and tear caused by wet conditions. Moisture, over time, will cause decay and corrosion of mortar, clay, and brick liners. How? Moisture reacts with the exhaust gases to form an acid that slowly "eats away" at the chimney. Moisture also, can collect and seep into cracks, mortar and bricks. In colder climates, this moisture will freeze, expand and then thaw, thus causing chunks of the chimney to break and crumble. There are also times  where moisture can actually drip back into your appliance causing the unit to corrode or rust. Chimney liners also reduce the size of the flue opening, which is important for venting appliances with low stack temperatures (a characteristic of today's higher efficiency appliances). Smaller flue openings require less heat to create the chimney effect which draws combustion byproducts to the outside. Our chimney liners are constructed of aluminum or stainless steel. Aluminum liners are used in gas installations only (not wood or oil), where there are lower flue temperatures and less corrosive gases. Stainless steel liners can be used for heating appliances that operate on all types of fuel, including wood, oil and gas. All relining kits are available in a variety of diameters and lengths to fit your needs.   

THE IMPORTANCE OF A CLEAN SAFE CAPPED CHIMNEY

An open chimney is an invitation for trouble, and sometimes to disaster.  Not only will it keep out small animals and birds but it will protect your chimney especially a masonry chimney from the devastating effects of the weather.

 

1.   Rain Damage

Rain coming down an open flue mixes with soot or creosote, causing unpleasant odors and deterioration of flue walls. It can run down into the stovepipe, stove, fireplace insert or furnace, where it causes rust damage. It can also rust out a fireplace damper. Rain plus soot forms a corrosive mixture, which is particularly destructive.
Even in a clean chimney, rain can damage flue walls, the smoke shelf and the area down behind it. Moisture getting into cracks and mortar joints freezes and expands, making the cracks larger.

2.  Unwanted Guests

Small animals such as raccoons, opossum, squirls, and an assortment of birds all find there way into open chimneys. Having an animal stuck in your chimney is never a pleasant experience. By simply having a cap on your chimney you can eliminate this experience.

  • Chimney Cap
  • Top Sealing Damper Cap
  • Whole Chimney Cover
  • Wind Directional Chimney Cap
  • Chase Cover