Stainless Steel Liners Are Durable, Long-Lasting & Promise Years of Safety & Satisfaction
When it comes to metal liners, stainless steel tends to excel. These are typically used when either upgrading a liner or replacing a damaged one, and as long as they’re properly installed and appropriately maintained, they’ll reliably serve for decades.
But why choose stainless steel over another type of metal liner?
The Advantages of a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner
- Compatible with Multiple Fuel Types: Stainless steel liners can work with wood-burning, gas, pellet, or oil-fueled appliances.
- Long-Lasting: Stainless steel is known for being extremely durable, and most of these liners come with a limited lifetime or lifetime warranty if installed and maintained by a certified sweep.
- Protection From Heat Damage & Transfer: Missing mortar joints and cracked flue tiles can lead to damaged masonry, heat transfer, and an increase fire risk, but stainless steel is known for preventing these issues.
- Protection From Corrosion: Worried about those corrosive combustion byproducts and the harm they can cause to the masonry of your chimney? With a corrosion-resistant stainless steel liner, smoke and fumes get safely transported out of the chimney, leaving your masonry unaffected. This means fewer repair issues in your future.
- Insulation Options: Stainless steel liners can be insulated, which helps to minimize condensation and creosote buildup significantly. Plus, an insulated flue liner will typically achieve better draft, meaning fewer issues with smoke coming back down into the home when you start a fire in the fireplace.
- Easy Installation: If you want a quick installation so you can get back to using your fireplace, stainless steel is the way to go! Installation is quick and simple for those with experience.
In the end, stainless steel liners are more efficient and more durable, and they can keep you and your home safer.
Three Reasons Why Chimney Liners Are Essential
If you’ve decided stainless steel is the right choice for you, then great! We’re happy to get your new liner installed. That said, we still want our customers to be knowledgeable and informed on just why a liner is important in the first place.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) highlights three major functions of a properly installed chimney liner:
- Protecting adjacent woodwork – Unlined chimneys stand the risk of igniting adjacent flammable materials within only a matter of hours. This isn’t a risk you want to take! Any liner is better than no liner, so talk with a sweep about your options as soon as you can.
- Keeping your masonry sturdy – Your brickwork and mortar will wear down a lot faster if your system is unlined. The acidic fumes and gases your system produces put a lot of wear and tear on your masonry, causing it to crumble and deteriorate. And the more it breaks down, the more prone you’ll be to experience carbon monoxide exposure and house fires.
- Increasing your efficiency levels – A properly lined chimney means heightened efficiency when operating your system. If your chimney interior is smooth and streamlined, fumes will vent out easier, and you’ll get more from your chimney draft.
We Can Provide a Quality New Liner
Is it time to reline your chimney with a new stainless steel liner? Call today to request an appointment from our certified, experienced, and trusted team. We can be reached at 636-225-3340, and we’d love to guide you through this process!