Chimney Lining Installation in Gaithersburg, MD
Some of the most common problems with chimneys are cracked, broken, or otherwise faulty chimney linings. Flue linings are one of the most important parts of your chimney. If the liner is damaged, your chimney may not operate properly.
High’s Chimney is, without question, the most experienced chimney lining company in this area and very possibly in the entire country. We estimate that in a few years we will have installed over one million feet of chimney liners in over 35,000 chimneys.
High’s Chimney uses only UL-listed chimney liners (This is not true of all of our competitors) and we stand behind our work. We don’t have many problems, but when we do, we do what’s necessary to deal with them. You don’t go wrong hiring High’s Chimney.
Flue Liner Repair
Every situation is different, but we can say this about every job.
- We use only high-quality UL-listed chimney liners on your home. We don’t try to save a dollar on materials.
- The crews all have very big vacuums when appropriate to make sure there’s no mess.
- We send enough men to do the job and we stay on the job until it’s finished. High’s Chimney won’t leave you hanging if a job takes extra time because of other scheduled work.
- We clean up after ourselves.
- On about 80% of all jobs a quality control/safety inspector comes to the job while the men are working.
A chimney liner creates a separation between the fumes in the flue and the walls of the chimney. The purpose of a chimney liner is to insulate the chimney so the aging and deterioration of the mortar does not increase. There are several reasons a homeowner should have a chimney liner installed:
Chimney Liners Reduce Chances of Fire
The chimney liner creates a barrier to contain heat within the liner instead of the surrounding chimney. The lack of a chimney liner increases the core temperature between the surrounding house structures, such as woodwork, and can lead to chimney fires.
Energy Efficiency Improvement Through Chimney Liners
A chimney liner also helps the environment and increases the comfort of a house. It helps burn a brighter fire while minimizing loss of heat. Additionally, it helps create and maintain optimal airflow throughout the chimney. Therefore fires require less fuel, resulting in saved energy.
Liners Stop Toxic Gases from Leaking Inside
Through improper installation or faulty construction of a chimney, it is possible for toxic gases to leak into the home. These gases are caused by incomplete combustion within the fireplace and can seep back into your home. A chimney liner provides a much better route for these gases to be released, effectively exhausting them out of the home.
A Word About Maintaining Chimney Liners
Some homes already have older chimney liners installed from previous owners. Chimney liners in old houses are typically made of fireclay. These chimney liners can occasionally crack or fissure as the house settles and the surrounding chimney moves. This allows gases and smoke to escape. Inspecting and possibly replacing old chimney liners is a common necessity and yet another service High’s Chimney offers. Make sure that even if you have a chimney liner already installed. you aren’t missing this crucial maintenance step.
These are just a few of the very important reasons to include chimney liners. Since 1981, High’s Chimney has installed over 60 miles of liners into 10,000 homes in the Washington DC area. Additionally, we make it a point to use only Pro*Tect Chimney Liner or Ventinox Chimney Liner, both UL-listed and backed by lifetime guarantees. If you need your old chimney liner repaired, inspected, or replaced, you’ve come to the right place. Even if you’ve only got questions about maintaining an existing liner or whether your home even needs one at all, we’re here to help. Call us now at 1-888-375-5691 and get the help you need to take care of the home you deserve.
Contact us to learn more about our chimney lining installation services. We proudly serve clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.