Every chimney system is made up of many parts which work together to get the job done. The job? Venting toxic gases and particulate pollution out of the home while keeping high temperatures from damaging the structure. One of the most important parts of the chimney system—and one of the most overlooked—is the flue liner. It is out of sight so homeowners often don’t know when the liner sustains damage. Even a properly installed and quality liner can end up with damage after routine use of the system. Every liner needs to be inspected annually so that cracks and issues are noticed and repaired.
Common Liner Problems
At New Buck Chimney Services we periodically get calls about older masonry chimneys with broken clay liners. Homeowners might notice the appearance of broken pieces of clay tile liners falling into the unit. This means the liner is damaged and needs to be repaired. Damage to the liner can lead to a lot of problems. They could include lower efficiency, draft and smoke problems, carbon monoxide exposure, and even flue fires. If you suspect a liner problem, it’s time to call the professionals. They will properly assess and repair liner damage. Your liner may not need a full replacement. At New Buck Chimney Services we restore chimney liners using HeatShield®.
Certified HeatShield® Installers
Our team is made up of certified HeatShield® installers. We can use this product to clean chimneys, repair cracks, gaps, and missing joints, and can reline the chimney flue completely. The best thing about this product is that if you don’t need a full relining, we don’t need to do a full relining. Using HeatShield® we are able to repair small gaps and cracks so that your liner is back in working order.
How it Works
HeatShield® uses Cerfractory® technology, which is a hybrid of ceramic and refractory material for the best heat resistance and strength possible. The product comes in powder form so none is wasted and costs are kept low. HeatShield® is factory tested and adheres to the Ul1777 Standard for Chimney Liners. In fact, when combined with a special CeCure sleeve, HeatShield® lines the chimney as well as a stainless steel liner and protects it for as long.
The Relining Process
- First, we assess the chimney. If you need repairs, we will only use the product for repairs. For a full relining, the flue first needs to be cleaned (which can be done using HeatShield® products).
- A custom foam blade applicator is made and placed at the base of the flue, attached to a winch at the top of the flue opening. This applicator is filled with HeatShield® Cerfractory Flue Sealant and pulled upward by the winch, depositing the sealant on the flue walls as it moves upward.
- A Cecure sleeve is placed against the flue walls and pressed into the HeatShield® product as the blade moves down again. This special sleeve is sandwiched between another layer of HeatShield® and then allowed to dry.
- The work is checked over by video scanning.
Once your flue is relined with a Cecure sleeve and HeatShield®, your flue will be safe for any fuel type and your liner will be long-lasting.
Call New Buck Chimney Services today at 318-674-2825.