What You Should Know About Chimney Liners

 What You Should Know About Chimney Liners

Not sure what a chimney liner is or what it is for? Let us help with that.

Whether you are trying to learn about better chimney care or looking to just learn more about your chimney, one thing you should know about is your chimney liner. This is a vital part of your chimney and fireplace that can impact your comfort and your safety too. We can help you learn more about your chimney liner and provide the services you need to keep it in good shape.

Types of Chimney Liners

Did you know there is more than one type of chimney liner? It’s true! And how you care for it can vary based on the type that you have. The types of liners that are out there include:

  • Clay liners: Chimney liners that are made of clay are relatively inexpensive and are some of the most common masonry liners around. While these may not pair well with gas fireplaces, they work well with open fireplace chimneys that are kept up correctly.
  • Metal liners: If you look into your chimney and see a metal tube, it means you have a metal liner (we don’t suggest doing this though). Metal liners are usually used as an upgrade or repair for a chimney. Usually made of stainless steel or aluminum, these liners are great for any type of fireplace and will last a long while if properly maintained.
  • Cast-in-place liners: These are liners made of a lightweight cement-type material that creates a seamless pathway for the gases and smoke created by your fireplace. These permanent liners are…

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