Stainless Steel Chimney Liners
Always Affordable Chimney provides home owners across Westchester and Long Island with trusted and dependable installations of stainless steel chimney liners. A chimney liner covers the inside surface of the chimney flue. The flue is the opening inside the chimney that safely vents smoke and gases from the fireplace to the outside. Having a properly installed liner is vital in providing a safe environment in your home. An older, more rundown one could cause serious damage to your home and put your family at risk.
Stainless Steel Chimney Liners Benefits
There are a few materials, such as clay tile, cement and aluminum that can be used to make a chimney liner. One other material that is being used more and more often is stainless steel. There are several benefits to having a stainless steel chimney liner.
For a relatively small investment, you can make your home much safer from leaks in your chimney. An older unlined or clay tile liner is susceptible to leaks and could be letting in dangerous gases and smoke into your living areas and attic. This is due to the breaking down of those liners with cracked or missing mortar, which allows the fumes to seep into your home. Installing a stainless steel liner will simply eliminate that risk.
Protection from Corrosion
This sort of liner is sealed from top to bottom. This ensures that the smoke, creosote, water and carbon dioxide are successfully carried outside and does so without any of those fumes from getting in contact with the masonry chimney structure. This is due to the fact that stainless steel is corrosion resistant, so this particular liner will last a long time without springing a leak.
Ability to Insulate
A stainless steel chimney liner can be wrapped with insulation. Other sorts of chimney liners, like clay tile or cement, are typically not insulated. An insulated liner allows for less creosote condensation to occur inside the flue. This happens by keeping the combustion gases hotter all the way out of the chimney. An insulated flue will provide cold downdrafts from inside the chimney when the fireplace is not in use. The insulation can be installed two ways.
- It can be inserted into the flue directly.
- It can be used to fill the dead air space that is between the flue and the liner after the liner is already installed.
Easier to Install, Clean and Maintain
This sort of liner is easier to install than other liners simply because you are not using multiple bricks or tiles in the process. Just paneling together steel. Thus making it easier to maintain. Replacing or adding tiles inside a masonry chimney is a tough job and usually more expensive than inserting a steel liner. And it is also easier to maintain due to how easy it is to clean. It is easier to simply clean the round steel liner than to clean square or tightly rounded corners that you'll find inside an unlined or tile lined flue. So perhaps its initial payment is higher than other liners, but it is a worthy investment and will potentially cost less in the long run in comparison.
Some efficiency aspects are worth noting as well. Some more modern and efficient fuel burning appliances vent cooler gases, which in turn leads to corrosive condensation inside the flue that can corrode liners that are not stainless steel. So, having a stainless steel liner can help keep your home running efficiently in that aspect. Another point to consider is the fact a stainless steel liner can improve the efficiency of your home's energy. It can reduce cold downdrafts when the fireplace is not in use and can improve chimney drafts as well. Good drafts can improve fuel efficiency through more complete combustion and keep your home warmer in the process.
Stainless Steel Chimney Liners Installations
Always Affordable Chimney of Massapequa provides their expert lining services to homes with chimneys across Long Island and New York, including Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Westchester. We have become a trusted name in the industry and provide reliable services to chimneys of all shapes and sizes. For more information about about chimney lining installations, please contact us today. Call (855) 244-6880 to get started and receive a free estimate. Learn all about how a stainless steel chimney liner could work for your home!