QUALITY CHIMNEY LINER SOLUTIONS
Lindemann Heating & Cooling has been Chicagoland’s leader in fireplace and masonry repair for more than 50 years. We deliver top chimney liner solutions for gas and wood-burning fireplace installations.Schedule Appointment
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Repair or Replace?
In some cases, a damaged chimney liner can be repaired. This may be the case if the damage is minor and can be fixed with a patch or sealant. However, it’s important to have a professional chimney sweep or technician inspect the liner to determine the extent of the damage and whether it can be repaired or needs to be replaced.
Gas fireplaces require very little maintenance once installed, because they burn clean and do not produce creosote, a tar-like chemical byproduct associated with standard wood-burning installations. Because of this, they don’t require a chimney liner. Stainless steel liners also come with a lifetime warranty.
Signs Of Disrepair
The decision to replace or repair a chimney liner depends on the condition of the existing liner and the extent of the damage. In general, a chimney liner should be replaced if:
Wood-burning fireplace liners are an important component of any wood-burning fireplace system. They are designed to protect the surrounding structure of the chimney and home from the high temperatures generated by the fire. The most common materials used to construct wood-burning fireplace liners include clay tile, cast-in-place concrete, and stainless steel.
Clay tile liners are the most traditional and commonly used type of liner for wood-burning fireplaces. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. However, they are more prone to cracking and deteriorating over time due to exposure to high temperatures and moisture.
Cast-in-place concrete liners are a more modern alternative to clay tile liners. They are created by pouring a special concrete mixture directly into the chimney, creating a seamless and durable liner. Cast-in-place liners are known for their excellent insulation properties and resistance to moisture and creosote buildup.
Stainless steel liners are a popular choice for homeowners who want to retrofit their existing chimney with a liner. They are easy to install and provide excellent protection against corrosion and moisture.
When considering replacing your chimney liner or switching from a wood burning fireplace to gas logs, there are several things to look for to determine the safety and functionality of your chimney:
Our certified specialists assess your chimney and produce pictures, presenting in detail the reasons a fireplace liner may be a good investment for your home and peace of mind. We use the latest chimney scanning technology and other standard assessment tools.