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chimney liner hackensack guardian chimneyIf you need a new chimney liner at your Hackensack home, you might have a few questions about it. Does your chimney really need one? What do they do anyway? Here are a few facts about your new chimney liner, the purpose it serves, how long they last and why your chimney should definitely have one installed at all times.

What is a chimney liner?

A chimney liner is made out of ceramic, clay or metal and it is installed on the inside of your chimney. It needs to be installed by a professional, licensed and certified chimney company to ensure it was done properly.

What does a chimney liner do?

A chimney liner contains the combustion byproducts caused by a fire in your fireplace. It directs those byproducts outside where they can safely and properly disperse into the outside air and not wind up back in your home, where they could start a fire or cause dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide (an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can cause headaches, vomiting, dizziness and, if left unchecked, prove fatal). It also protects the walls of your chimney from heat and corrosion.

How often should I get a new chimney liner?

A chimney liner will generally last about 50 years or so, depending on the type of material it is made out of and whether or not the chimney sustains any damage from a fire or another type of event like that.

How does a chimney liner affect the venting performance of my chimney?

As long as the chimney liner is properly sized, it will improve the venting performance of your chimney. A chimney liner that is too small for your chimney will have an adverse effect on the venting performance of your chimney, which is yet another reason you should call in a professional chimney company like Guardian Chimney when you need a new liner or when you suspect your current one needs to be inspected.

These are just a handful of facts and information about a chimney liner and how vital they are to the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn more.

Do you want more information on how to get a new chimney liner for your Hackensack home? Call Guardian Chimney at 888-688-1388 or you can Contact Us.