Chimney relining is the most practical and affordable way to repair deteriorated or damaged chimney liners. A masonry chimney flue lining is a metal, clay or ceramic conduit installed inside the chimney system that directs combustible products to the outside and protects the chimney walls from heat and corrosion.
Chimney liners can become 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.
The following are possible reasons why you should reline your chimney:
- The existing liner is unable to contain the products of combustion (water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other volatile gases)
- Repair damage to the chimney that may have been caused by a chimney fire, lightning, settling, etc.
- Upgrade old chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners
- Replace worn, deteriorated liners, which may be allowing smoke, creosote, or condensation to seep through the chimney walls
- Properly size the chimney for a new appliance; such as converting from oil to gas heat
- Prevent excessive creosote buildup (and risk of a chimney fire) when venting a wood stove through an existing fireplace
Our certified chimney specialists offer quality inspections to help identify problems that might exist with your chimney liner. If we do uncover an existing problem, RMR will provide a reasonable cost estimate detailing the necessary project requirements. Chimney relining involves installing a round or oval stainless steel liner in the chimney. The liner can be either rigid or flexible. RMR uses flexible stainless steel liners in all fireplace installations.
Call RMR today to schedule your chimney inspection.