Top 10 Things to Know Before Installing a Chimney Liner Chimney liners isolate the main components of a chimney from the surrounding wood or other construction materials. While it provides the chimney with an extra layer of protection, itâ€™s actually not mandatory to have one installed. However, fitting a flue liner is recommended for safety concerns and many other reasons.
Here are top 10 things to ask your installer before getting a chimney flue liner:
Why do I need to install a new liner in my chimney? There are mainly three reasons to install a chimney flue liner â€“ 1) your existing chimney doesnâ€™t embrace a clay tile chimney liner, which is mostly the case with old chimneys 2) the clay tile chimney
damaged 3) if you are installing a wood stove or furnace, a chimney flue liner must be installed to ensure optimum efficiency of the heating unit as well as safety.
Would a chimney liner installation company reveal the damage in the chimney, if any? A good chimney liner installer company embraces 100% professionalism and transparency in everything they undertake. And thus, if the company finds any damage in the chimney, they will provide you with clearer pictures of the damaged interior of the chimney and will provide you with the best solutions possible.
How will a flue liner fix my problem? A qualified liner installation professional should be able to give a clear idea of the safety as well as functional benefits of a flue liner to its customers.
What major steps are required to fit the liner in the chimney? Stainless steel lines used for heating units like wood stoves or wood furnaces must be insulated. In some cases, the installer needs to remove the existing clay flue tiles to finish the installation of the liner through masonry.
Knowing these actions in advance will keep
you fully informed throughout the process.
Which liners are you going to install? There are three different types of chimney liners – Heavy, High Performance light and Light. Heavy liners cost highest and Light liners cost lowest. As the name suggests, Heavy liners are thicker and stronger. As a buyer, you should have a clear idea of which type of chimney liner is used by the installation company and why.
Should I have insulated liner? If a liner is used for venting solid fuel appliances, liner insulation is necessary. However, there are many benefits of having an insulated liner, even if it’s used for venting gas or oil appliances, particularly when lining is done on the outer wall of your dwelling than in the interior. Don’t hesitate in asking your Chimney lining installation company, whether you will need to insulate the liner or not, and why.
Do you give any warranty? Learn about the warranty period offered by the installation and other terms and conditions, if any.
Is your chimney liner UL listed or tested? UL, meaning Underwriter Laboratories, is a most credible listing of chimney liners. If not UL listed, the liner you install must be at least tested to UL standards.
What would be the impact of liner installation on venting performance of the chimney? A correct size chimney flue liner can significantly improve the venting performance of your heating unit. At the same time, incorrect size liner can do adverse effects upon the venting performance.
How much would it cost for me? This is certainly one of the most important questions to ask your installer. A good company will provide you with a complete cost initially and there wonâ€™t be any hidden charge. So, what are you waiting for? Call in the professionals for lining installation today.
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Published on May 14, 2014
Chimney liners isolate the main components of a chimney from the surrounding wood or other construction materials.