A chimney liner is the material that separates the flue of the chimney from the interior walls. Its role is to prevent the combustible by-products produced by fires from setting your chimney aflame and destroying your house. Because the chimney flue contains highly combustible material — particularly if coated by excessive amounts of creosote — a chimney liner is an indispensable aspect of your chimney. With adequate chimney lining, your chimney won’t overheat and be susceptible to corrosion.
The most common chimney liners used in modern homes are metal flue liners, which are manufactured in several different shapes and sizes. Metal flue liners are most effective, long lasting, and relatively inexpensive.
Chimneys that were built without flue liners should be lined for your family’s safety.
Creosote formation is the unavoidable by product from burning wood. The danger with creosote is the 450°F ignition point. Consider the average wood stove produces gases leaving your ﬁreplace at 300°F to 900°F, which can ignite a chimney ﬁre of up to 2100°F.
Research and testing have determined that if the flue gases were allowed to penetrate to the brick and mortar, the result would be a reduction in the usable life of the chimney. The flue gases are acidic in nature and literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. As the mortar joints erode, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustible and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide, which can leak into the living areas of the home.
Swept Away Chimney, LLC professionals provide you with a picture of the interior of your chimney to assist you in determining if it’s time for a new liner.
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