Chimney Liners





Stainless Steel Chimney Liners

Also known as fireplace liners, flue liners, chimney flues, or flexible chimney liners.  Chimney liners are the passageway in the fireplace or furnace flue through which gases (carbon monoxide) and smoke travel in order to escape your home safely.  Stainless steel chimney liners separate the fireplace or the furnace exhaust from the rest of your house. A wise homeowner will want to know about the condition of the whole chimney, including the fire liners, in the home he/she owns or plans to buy.  Superior Chimney's CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Chimney Sweeps can provide this chimney service. They are trained, tested, and Nationally Certified to inspect your chimney liners.                                    

Advantages of stainless steel chimney liners:

  • Stainless steel chimney liners have a lifetime warranty.
  • Stainless steel chimney liners provide superior fire protection for your home.
  • Meet code requirements for safe operation and resale.
  • Stainless steel chimney liners are one long continuous piece - not sectional (no connectors or fireplace mortar joints to shift or separate like clay tile chimney liners).

When your original construction fire clay flue tile liners are cracked, the cracks open during the heating phase and allow gases to pass through to your chimney walls. The gases, being acidic, attack the masonry and will shorten the life of your masonry structure. In addition, this will lead to carbon monoxide in your home.  Stainless steel chimney liners are needed to exhaust all poisonous gas and chimney smoke out of your home safely.

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Code 211 requires that all masonry chimneys be lined. Unlined chimneys are so unsafe that researchers characterized building chimneys without chimney liners as "little less than criminal".  The installation of fire liners in chimneys has been recommended since the early part of the 1900's.



* use a chimney that does not have a fire chimney liner or has a damaged or improper lining!

***AN IMPORTANT FACT***

Your chimney system is an important part of your home heating system. For safe and efficient operation, your chimney should be checked annually by a CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Chimney Sweep and 

swept

 as needed. Each year, unsafe chimneys cause significant numbers of deaths and injuries and account for more that 

$201 million in property losses

. Make 

chimney examinations

 a regular part of your home maintenance schedule. 

Newer liner installations may need a smoke guard or an exhausto fan.

*Superior Chimney recommends all open masonry fireplace reliners be mechanically drafted with an exhausto fan.

Don't become a statistic!

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