When you need a chimney liner in Bergen County, you can count on Guardian Chimney to safely install it. But why are chimney liners so important, and what are the differences between the three different types of chimney liner that are available?
The Importance of Chimney Liners
There are several reasons you might be told by a chimney inspection company like Guardian Chimney that your chimney needs a new chimney liner. It could be that your chimney doesn’t currently have one. Or maybe it does, but the chimney liner was installed improperly. Your current chimney liner could also be deteriorating or defective. Or if your home was built before 1940, chimney liners were not included in the design.
Regardless of your reason for needing a new chimney liner, it is important that your chimney have one that is in good shape. Chimney liners help reduce the risk of a fire by keeping combustible byproducts (like creosote) from building up on your chimney’s walls.
The Types of Chimney Liners
There are three main types of chimney liners: clay tile, cast in place and metal flue.
A clay tile chimney liner is usually installed when the house and chimney are being constructed. This type of chimney liner is heat resistant and it is inexpensive when it is installed as part of the home’s construction process. Plus, it will last about 50 years.
A cast in place chimney liner is used to reinforce a chimney that is in poor shape. They are great for insulating a chimney and also last up to 50 years. Installing this type of chimney liner is a tricky process, so it is important to have the professional at Guardian Chimney do it.
A metal flue chimney liner will expand and contrast with the chimney’s temperature changes, so this also helps to keep creosote from building up. These types of chimney liners are also good for insulation purposes, but sometimes corrosion is an issue with these types of liners.
When you need a new chimney liner in Bergen County, call Guardian Chimney at 1-888-688-1388 or Contact Us.