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A chimney liner actually 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 that the aging and deterioration of the mortar does not increase. There are several reasons a homeowner should have a chimney liner installed:
The Chimney liner creates a barrier helping to maintain 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
A chimney liner also helps the environment and increases the comfort of a household. It helps to burn a brighter fire while minimizing loss of heat. Additionally it helps with creating and, maintaining, optimal air flow throughout the chimney. Therefore fires requires less fuel needs resulting in saved energy.
Through improper installation or faulty construction of a chimney it is possible for toxic gasses to leak into the home. These gases are caused by incomplete combustion within the fireplace and a 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.
Some homes already have older chimney liners installed from previous owners. Chimney liners in old houses are typically made of fire clay. 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 that 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 has installed over 60 miles of liner 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 1-888-444-4712 and get the help you need to take care of the home you deserve.
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The following library of information is broken up in a way that will educate you on your chimney so you know how your chimney should be properly cleaned, maintained, and/or repaired. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, leave us a note in the comments and we will try to find you an answer! […]
At High’s Chimney we’ve found that chimney liners are perhaps the most under-appreciated part of the fireplace and flue system. That’s why we decided to write a little piece giving an overview of their function and importance. What is a Chimney Liner A chimney exists to carry dangerous gasses out of the home, and it […]
..We have a strict company policy NEVER to sell unnecessary services. If your chimney DOES NOT need to be cleaned, we will tell you so and charge only a trip charge.
Based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, High’s Chimney services a large region including parts of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and most of the North and West Washington D.C. area. We cover Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and Fairfax County. In Maryland, we perform fireplace and chimney services in Potomac, Frederick, Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Germantown, Olney, and Silver Spring, MD. We also cover Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean VA, Washington D.C. and all the nearby areas. Being local, we know the area extremely well and have a lot of experience with typical issues associated with the Maryland and greater Washington D.C. region.
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