When the winter months roll through and the mercury begins to drop, there's no better feeling than firing up the chimney and getting the warmth from the fire right through your home. When you're enjoying the heat from your fire, the last thing you want is to be concerned about any danger from your fire; if there's an issue with the lining in your chimney or worse, if your chimney doesn't have proper lining installed, then you may be faced with some unwanted issues. The lining in your chimney is the interior lining that transports the smoke and ash from the fire up and out of your home. When your lining has an issue and allows those hot fumes to escape into the porous areas of your chimney you may be faced with a myriad of issues. Take care to make sure the lining is in the best condition possible with help from the team at Cardinal Chimney Sweep.
Signs and Symptoms That Your Chimney Needs Repair
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a poorly performing chimney can help you get on top of any repairs that need doing before they worsen, familiarize yourself with these common issues so you know what to look for and when to call us for help. The biggest cause for concern is when you start to detect the smell of smoke coming from your chimney – when the lining is damaged it can limit the ability to create a draft and limits the power to pull the smoke out of your home. Overly smelly chimneys can also indicate a build-up of creosote and soot that can mean the lining has been damaged.
Repairs to Your Chimney Lining
When repairs are needed for your chimney, don't have anyone other than the most trusted contractors climbing up to look at it. The repairs of your chimney and its lining require attention to detail to get the best result. We often prefer to repair or install liners from the top of your chimney feeding them down to get the best fit without having to battle with your chimney too much.
The Types of Liners
The material of your liner can make a surprising difference to the performance of your chimney, aside from just transporting the smoke and ash out of your fireplace, it can have an effect on the efficiency of airflow helping to create a healthier fire that heats your home more efficiently and also can provide insulative properties, keeping the heat in your home rather than being ejected out the top of your chimney. Select from aluminum or steel liners, available in flexible or rigid options.
Relining Your Chimney
If your lining has had its day or you don't actually have one installed, let us take care of it for you, we use the latest techniques and equipment to make sure your new lining is installed inside your chimney without leaks or gaps to get the best performance for your fireplace.