Fireplace Inserts, Chimney Caps, Liners
Installation of Chimney Caps
The best way to prevent moisture from rain and snow, animals, leaves, and other debris from entering your chimney is to install a chimney cap. Our high-quality stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty.
Chimney spark arrestor/ Rain Caps / Animal intrusion preventative
It is important to protect the inside lining of the chimney from rain and snow. When creosote mixes with water it turns acidic and wears away at mortar joints and flue tiles. As a side benefit, the steel mesh that supports the cap creates a barrier from animals such as birds, squirrels, raccoons and other animals that could find their way to make a home in the fireplace. A spark arrestor helps prevent any sparks from the fireplace moving out of the chimney and landing on combustibles that could cause a fire. Options are copper & stainless steel.
Chimney Liners/ Resurfacing
Chimney relining is the most practical and affordable way to repair deteriorated or damaged chimney liners. Chimney liners can be damaged by a number of things such as settling, high winds and lightning. The most common form of chimney damage is a chimney fire. In addition to chimney damage, older chimneys may be unlined or their liners may be deteriorated to the point where relining is necessary.
Reasons to Reline Your Chimney
- When the existing liner is unable to contain the products of combustion (water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other volatile gases)
- To repair damage to the chimney which may have been caused by a chimney fire, lightning, settling, etc.
- To upgrade old chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners
- To replace worn, deteriorated liners, which may be allowing smoke, creosote, or condensation to seep through the chimney walls
- To properly size the chimney for a new appliance; such as converting from oil to gas heat
- To prevent excessive creosote buildup (and risk of a chimney fire) when venting a wood stove through an existing fireplace
This method of relining involves installing a round or oval stainless steel liner in the chimney. The liner can be either rigid or flexible; flexible stainless steel liners are used in all of our fire place installations.