When a chimney liner is cracked one can be left wondering what to do. Are there any options?
In most cases the most sensible, cost effective solution is to install a stainless steel chimney liner.
A damaged chimney liner cannot properly contain the bi-products of combustion and could allow smoke/heat to reach combustibles surrounding the chimney resulting in a chimney fire.
Sometimes the existing liner can be kept and a liner installed within the inside but other times it must be removed to make room for a properly sized liner to fit down the chimney or to pass any offsets. Our technicians are properly trained in how to properly size a liner to ensure to proper draft. We do not down size liner to save time or money. These liners come with a lifetime warranty and ensure none of the smoke/heat from your fireplace can reach surrounding combustibles which is why they are often the best solution. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes including flexible, rigid, round, square, oval, heavy wall, and smooth wall applications. Any time tiles are removed or there are no tiles present we insulate our liners to make sure when you are burning you can do safely.
Although we do not offer gas fireplace installation, in certain circumstances we may recommend a vent free gas unit/log set when this is the more cost effective. Although we do not net any profit for making this recommendation we feel it is necessary to inform you of all the options when repairing your fireplace, not only the ones we offer.