Why Your Chimney Needs a Liner
Do you ever wonder how the fire you light in your gas or wood fireplace stays inside the chimney? A chimney liner is a conduit that runs the entire length of the flue. Its primary purpose is to protect the inner chimney walls by containing the heat and combustion gases inside the flue, then expelled out the chimney. These combustion byproducts are corrosive and can damage the chimney's inner walls as the liner ages. Also, creosote build-up from a lack of proper cleaning can cause a chimney fire, further weakening the liner. When the liner sustains cracking, blistering, peeling, rusting, or other damage, the high temperature inside the flue can ignite nearby combustible building materials like the attic, roof deck, and walls in a life-threatening house fire.
Stainless Steel Liners
There are a few different liner materials, including clay tile, cast-in-place, aluminum, and stainless steel. But we highly recommend stainless steel liners for the best possible protection of your Minnesota chimney. They are more durable and require less maintenance than other liners, giving you more value. In addition, to long-lasting protection, they also increase heating efficiency, which lowers energy costs. Plus, your chimney will be better protected against creosote and other debris, making it less likely to develop cracks, water leaks, or fires.
If you notice any of the above signs, call Twin City Fireplace at (952) 941-2685 (Minneapolis) or (651) 204-0112 (St. Paul) to schedule a chimney inspection as soon as possible. In the meantime, do not use the fireplace or heating stove.
When Your Chimney Liner Needs Relining
A chimney liner that has damage is like a sleeping giant. You never know when it will awaken, but it can be perilous when it does. That's why Town City Fireplace cannot stress enough the importance of annual chimney inspections and cleaning. Here are a few signs that your chimney liner needs to be relined:
- You notice flakes of terra cotta or clay material in the firebox.
- There is condensation around your fireplace.
- There is a decrease in the efficiency of your fireplace.
- You see masonry cracks on the exterior of your chimney.
Twin City Fireplace is where homeowners in the Twin Cities trust for safe, reliable, and high-quality chimney liners and relining in Hennepin County, Washington County, and townships in Greater Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN.
Chimney Liners in Minneapolis – Chanhassen – St. Paul, MN
Does your chimney need a new liner? Twin City Fireplace provides superior chimney liners and relining, using the highest quality materials for long-lasting performance, high efficiency, and outstanding durability. With showrooms in Edina and Woodbury, we serve Minnesotans in Plymouth, MN; Downtown St. Paul, MN; Maple Grove, MN; Uptown-Minneapolis, MN; and townships throughout the Twin Cities area.
Call (952) 941-2685 Edina or (651) 204-0112 Woodbury to schedule an appointment to discuss your project today!