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Southern Vermont & New Hampshire Chimney Liners

Homeowners that do not have chimneys may not have the best understanding of how chimneys actually work. They may not realize that chimneys require regular inspections, for instance, that the flue plays an integral role in keeping the residents of a home safe, or that components like flashing and crowns are vital in prevent water damage, the infestation of critters, and other problems. Unfortunately, there are also some homeowners that don’t have the best understanding of how it is that their chimneys work. One part of the chimney equation that really cannot be overlooked is the chimney liner.

Now, pretty much every chimney constructed within the last few decades is going to have a liner within. If not, or if your home is quite old and your chimney has never really been upgraded, then you need to have that issue resolved. The chimney liner plays a very important role in the overall performance of your chimney, and the Southern Vermont and New Hampshire chimney liner pros on our team will make sure that yours is perfect for your chimney, your combustion systems, and your needs.

What Type of Chimney Liner to Use?

There is a lot to consider here, and most homeowners probably don’t give very much thought to just how different various chimneys may be in terms of design and construction—not to mention use! If you have a completely straight flue, for instance, you’ll probably be best off with a rigid metal liner. Even so, there are various types of metals that can be used, with aluminum being reserved for gas appliances and stainless steel appropriate for solid fuel burning, gas, or even oil. Offset flues, or those with odd angles, may require flexible metal liners.

Then there is the steel alloy to consider, if you go the steel route (and most homeowners are going to, as opposed to clay tile liners). The higher the steel grade, the higher the cost, but also the greater the resistance the corrosion and the higher the temperature rating. It is a lot to consider, and you should be able to see why this is definitely not a job that you’re going to be handling on your own. At least, not if you want it done right and desire a safe operation from your vented appliances/fireplace/wood stove.

Chimney Relining Is Worth Considering

So you have a chimney liner in place, which means you’re set for life, right? Well, it’s not really that simple. Any number of problems, from water seeping into the chimney and causing corrosion to damage during other chimney services could result in the need for a new chimney lining. The longer that you using your chimney with a damaged liner, the more likely it is that the chimney itself will suffer structural damages.

In the long run, that is going to wind up costing you a lot more than chimney relining. When it comes this type of service, time is definitely of the essence. It doesn’t matter if your chimney liner needs to be upgraded due to an appliance upgrade, if it was not installed properly to begin with, or if it has been damaged in some way. HB Energy Solutions can handle the job with our excellent chimney lining services in Southern Vermont and New Hampshire.