A Brief Introduction to Chimney Liners

June 13, 2018

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Close up chimney on the roofA safe chimney is always equipped with a working liner. If you’re considering Acworth chimney repair and maintenance, here’s why having a properly working chimney liner is of the utmost importance. Here’s a brief introduction into what they are and what they do.

The Purpose of the Chimney Liner

There are three main purposes that a chimney liner serves to protect your chimney and your home. The first of these is that it protects the stonework or masonry of the chimney itself from corroding over time as a result of soot, fire, and buildup. The second purpose is that it creates a vent space that is the proper size for your fireplace. If your chimney flue is too large, then it can create problems with proper airflow and buildup. Perhaps the most important purpose of a chimney liner is that it protects the chimney and the home itself from fire damage and harmful chemicals building up and being exposed inside the home.

Types of Chimney Liners

There are a few different varieties of chimney liners that are used, and which one to choose is based partially on the kind of chimney that you have. Clay tile liners are a favorite for older masonry chimneys, and they’re both affordable and effective. They don’t suit gas fireplaces, though, and they also don’t last as long as most other more modern options. Also, clay tile liners require you only burn certain types of wood.

You can choose a more modern style of chimney liner, such as stainless steel or an engineered material intended specifically for liner use. These styles of liners should be safe for burning any type of wood and should last longer than a traditional clay liner. As you choose the right Acworth chimney repair and installation assistant, these factors should play into how you decide on what material and style of liner to choose.

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