Chimney relining Kerry
Chimney relining is practical and affordable way to repair a damaged chimney. Chimneys can be damaged by a number of things weather being number and lightning, but 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 warranted.
Reasons to Reline Your Chimney:
- To repair damage to the chimney, which may have been caused by a chimney fire, lightning strike, or enviroment etc.
- To upgrade old chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners.
- Replace worn, deteriorated liners, which may be allowing smoke or condensation to seep through the chimney walls.
- To properly size the chimney for a new appliance or home repair.
- To prevent excessive buildup, risk of a chimney fire when venting a stove through an existing fireplace.
Using Sealant to Restore the Integrity of Your Chimney
Specially formulated sealant material that fixes chimney flue tiles that have cracks, gaps, or damage. It restores your chimney flue to vent hazardous gases from your home. It eliminates the dangers in your chimney caused by gaps and cracks.
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 liners are used for chimneys with offsets. Stainless steel liners are used mainly for wood and pellet stoves, fireplace inserts, furnace and water heaters and fireplace installations.
American Chimney and Masonry offers UL Listed stainless steel lining systems that come with a manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty.
Similar to stainless the liner is made of aluminum. Aluminum liners can only be used to vent certain types of gas appliances. Note: Gas logs intended for installation in wood burning fireplaces may not be vented with aluminum liners.
In many cases, especially when only water heaters are vented into masonry flues, the gas appliances are vented into oversized flues. This practice may cause serious condensation and performance problems. When relining your chimney with our aluminum liner, one of the industry’s thickest aluminum liners, you can reduce the condensation problems and improve the performance of the appliances.
Used mainly in new construction, this method of relining is suitable for short, straight chimneys.