Why Do You Need A Chimney Liner?

Although a chimney would never be built without a chimney liner today, chimney liners haven’t always been a given. Many older chimneys were built without liners. Chimney fires used to be a lot more common as well, and it’s no coincidence. That’s why today, we work hard to ensure that all chimneys are properly lined by high-quality, damage-free liners. Terra cotta and stainless steel liners are considered to be the best, the safest, and the most effective liners, but even these can become damaged with neglect and time.

When Should I Have My Liner Replaced Or Repaired?

Since you can’t really see the interior of your chimney liner, it can be hard to know when it’s time to consider repairs or relining – but we can help. We perform camera inspections of chimney systems and can get a complete look at your chimney flue liner from top to bottom. Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) state that a repair or reline is absolutely necessary when damage is found, for both the safety and efficiency of the system. Should we find any of the following, we will recommend a repair or reline:

  • Cracks
  • Spalling/flaking and deterioration
  • Gaps in the mortar
  • Other damage


What Can Be Done About A Damaged Chimney Liner?

For a long time, the only way to address a damaged chimney liner was to have the chimney relined with a new stainless steel liner. Although this may still be the best option in many situations, especially if the damage to the liner is extensive, today we are proud to offer our customers repair options through HeatShield®. HeatShield® is a chimney liner repair and restoration system that can be used to mend cracks and holes, and leave the flue liner surface smooth and smoke-tight. If you’d like to know more about this repair and restoration option, please visit our HeatShield® page!

If repair is not an option for your chimney liner, don’t worry! We can reline your chimney with a stainless steel liner that will provide years of exceptional service. Although having your chimney relined may seem a bit frightening, don’t fret. Our team is experienced and can have your new liner installed fast, without making a mess of your home. Plus, when you invest in stainless steel, you can be confident you’ll get your money’s worth. Most stainless steel liners carry a manufacturer-backed Lifetime Warranty, so as long as your liner was professionally installed and you’ve kept up with regular maintenance, they should replace your damaged liner at no additional cost to you.

Is it time to have your chimney liner looked at? Schedule your annual chimney inspection with SirVent  – We’ll make sure that any needed repairs are done properly and professionally. Call 844-338-9223 or fill out our online appointment request form today!

A leaky chimney can cause a lot of expensive damage in a hurry. Call SirVent today for this important chimney repair.