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Chimney Liner Replacement

It is a good idea to have your chimney liner replaced at some point in its lifetime. It is even more necessary if the liner is composed of clay tiles, as this type of liner is more susceptible to fractures from the constant heating and cooling that it is exposed to. A properly functioning flue liner is very important to have because, with the amount of changing temperatures that the liner endures, it can lead to cracking and spalling of the masonry work within your chimney system. Further damage can also be caused by combustion byproducts, such as creosote. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that is built up along the inside of your chimney liner and accumulates rapidly from poor burning practices or little maintenance. Creosote can be caused by different kinds of wood being burned, such as pine. For this reason, pine should be entirely avoided as a source of wood for burning. Creosote can also be caused by reduced efficiency and draw of the airflow within your fireplace system. Creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires and can be easily prevented with the installation of a new chimney liner. Chimney liners protect the masonry of your chimney from combustible byproducts, like creosote.

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What Is Creosote?

Creosote is a highly flammable substance that is built up along the inside of your chimney liner and accumulates rapidly from poor burning practices or little maintenance. Creosote can be caused by different kinds of wood being burned, such as pine. For this reason, pine should be entirely avoided as a source of wood for burning. Creosote can also be caused by reduced efficiency and draw of the airflow within your fireplace system. Creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires and can be easily prevented with the installation of a new chimney liner. Chimney liners protect the masonry of your chimney from combustible byproducts, like creosote.

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What Is A Chimney Flue Liner?

A chimney flue liner is a metal or clay-made pipe that runs from the top of a chimney opening, down the interior of the chimney to an area where proper ventilation is needed within the fireplace or other kind of burning appliance. The purpose of the liner is to prevent harmful toxins from entering your home because it provides a safe and desirable route to exit your home through the chimney. Chimney liners also work to protect the exterior chimney walls from excessive amounts of heat and combustible byproducts that could possibly result in deterioration. Chimney flue liners are completely necessary to any chimney ventilation system, for fireplaces or any other kind of burning appliance, because it is a key safety feature. You want to ensure that any amount of carbon monoxide from burning wood, oils, or fuels is properly vented away from you and your home.

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Self Inspection

It is possible to perform a minor chimney flue liner inspection yourself by looking inside your fireplace with a flashlight. You can check from the bottom of your chimney, inside the fireplace itself, or from above by looking down inside the chimney. It is a possibility that your chimney does not even contain a liner. When trying to assess if your chimney has a liner, you will need to look for a circular or rectangular-shaped conduit made from clay or metal that runs along the entire length of your chimney. If you happen to notice any holes, cracks, splits, or any other signs of damage, you will want to have your chimney liner inspected and replaced.

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Clay Chimney Flue Liners

For a very long time, clay chimney flue liners were the most commonly and sometimes only option for masonry chimney construction. However, over time they will crack and split and potentially deteriorate. Although it can still be done, it is somewhat impractical to replace worn clay chimney liners with another clay chimney liner. It is much more economical and efficient to replace a deteriorating clay chimney liner with a longer-lasting and more durable metal chimney liner, as long as it can be done. Something to take into consideration during this process is the price of the liner that you are having installed. You want to make sure that you are getting the quality for the quantity, and we can assist you in making the best possible decision for this process. During the installation of your new chimney liner, we will measure the firebox opening and the length of the chimney for which we will be placing the liner. These factors will determine the size of the chimney flue liner that will be needed for replacement. It is possible to have an incorrectly sized liner installed, however, we will ensure that this does not happen. An incorrectly sized liner can lead to ineffective ventilation, a backdraft of smoke seeping into your home, and the inability to start a proper fire. We will clean the liner already in existence or chimney opening to remove any dirt and debris or creosote. We will then patch open holes, repair loose bricks or broken tiles, and solidify the interior chimney walls. The new liner is then placed into the chimney and insulated. It is sealed at both ends and an optional new flue cover is also installed to ensure that your entire chimney is working appropriately.

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Our Process

During the installation of your new chimney liner, we will measure the firebox opening and the length of the chimney for which we will be placing the liner. These factors will determine the size of the chimney flue liner that will be needed for replacement. It is possible to have an incorrectly sized liner installed, however, we will ensure that this does not happen. An incorrectly sized liner can lead to ineffective ventilation, a backdraft of smoke seeping into your home, and the inability to start a proper fire. We will clean the liner already in existence or chimney opening to remove any dirt and debris or creosote. We will then patch open holes, repair loose bricks or broken tiles, and solidify the interior chimney walls. The new liner is then placed into the chimney and insulated. It is sealed at both ends and an optional new flue cover is also installed to ensure that your entire chimney is working appropriately.

Having issues with your chimney lining? Contact Bob Davis Chimney Today!

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Bob, Thank you so much for working out your schedule. :)
Stephanie
Thank you for the good work.
Brenda
Thank you, Bob, for making your schedule work to get Stephanie's chimney repair finished while I was in Charlotte. What a super trio of guys you three are! Thanks again.
Carolyn
Hello Bob, Thank you so much for a very helpful consultation! Brian and I enjoyed learning about our fireplace and out options. We appreciate your thorough inspection and sharing of you knowledge! Take care.
Kim Hamilton
We purchased our home in Belmont and it had a very nice wood burning fireplace that needed some work. I called several other companies but once I spoke to Bob I could tell he had many years of experience and knew exactly how to advise me. He let me ask as many questions as I wanted and explained the work that needed to be done. The project was completed in the time-frame he said and within the estimated price he provided. I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Sandi M.
When I called [Bob] it was obvious he has many years or experience with Fireplaces and Chimneys. I like that he took the time to answer the questions and to explain the situation and options I needed for my fireplace. I called three other companies before him and each one gave misinformation and didn't want to take the time to explain and teach me so I could make an educated decision. Instead they just wanted to sell me something I didn't need. I never knew there were so many intricacies to the business but now know exactly who to call to get my questions answered and get the best service at a fair price! I'm so lucky I found him before choosing one of the other guys.
Mike M.
Called Bob and he was able to come out in 2 days. He showed up on time and was very professional (even letting me know when he was 30 minutes out). He looked at the fireplace and made the recommendation for repair with some estimated pricing. So right there on the spot he helped me walked through the decision process on what would fix the issue. I was VERY happy with his knowledge and felt like I could trust him to give me the right advice and not just try to sell me something. Thanks Bob!
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