Turn to Mason’s Chimney Service for Expert Chimney Relining & Replacement Services

One of the best parts about living in New Jersey is that we experience all seasons in their full glory. We get to enjoy the regrowth and new energy that comes with spring, but we’re very familiar with the dog days of summer. The best time of year, though, is fall and winter – when the burning season is in full swing and we can settle in for cozy nights by the fireplace. A safe and efficient fireplace requires a healthy chimney system, but even well-cared-for chimneys will succumb to wear and tear with time. One of the most common breakdowns we’ve seen over the years is damaged flue liners.

A cracked or damaged flue liner can pose a safety hazard by blocking proper venting. Here at Mason’s Chimney Service, chimney relining is one of the many fireplace and chimney repair services we offer to Cherry Hill residents. You can trust us to provide a long-lasting solution that will restore your chimney’s functionality and keep your home safe and warm for years to come.

Call us to schedule an appointment at 800-559-6276 or request more information online.

What Is a Flue Liner?

Inside the brick or stone structure of your chimney, you should see a flue liner – most often, these were built with clay/terracotta tiles, but liners can be made with a variety of other materials, including stainless steel and aluminum.

The liner is performing an important function in your chimney system: It works as a gas-tight and heat-resistant insulator, keeping toxic gases from seeping into your living space and protecting the flammable structure behind the chimney from the effects of high heat. Cracks, gaps, or other damage in your flue liner prevents it from doing that important job properly, which is highly inefficient, and highly dangerous – it leaves your home at risk of fire and deadly carbon monoxide leaks.

If your flue lining is damaged, certified Mason’s Chimney Service technicians can install one of a variety of new liners, returning your chimney to its full safety and efficiency.

Why Might My Flue Need Relining?

During a chimney inspection, one of our chimney technicians may find an issue that requires a chimney relining. These are the usual culprits:

  • There isn’t a liner. This is sometimes seen with historic homes, as liners were only considered essential within the last 100 years. If your historic chimney was built without a liner, this should be corrected as soon as possible.
  • The tiles are damaged. Clay/terracotta tile can last when properly maintained, but it’s not uncommon to see cracked, split, or flaking tiles after years of use.
  • Aluminum liners are deteriorating. Aluminum liners are affordable, but they’re also prone to rust and corrosion, as well as damage from animals.
  • New appliances bring a need for a resized flue. A new stove, insert or other heating appliance might require a different flue size than the one you currently have. Stainless steel liners can be installed to correct that problem.

Different Options For Repairing Or Replacing A Damaged Flue

Despite having many of the same components, chimney systems aren’t universally the same. One flue relining method may be a great solution for your neighbor while not being the best option for you. Mason’s Chimney Service has a few methods for you to choose from:

Insulated Stainless Steel Lining System

We all know how durable stainless steel is, and pre-fabricated stainless steel liners can be a great, long-lasting option, whether you’re looking to resize your flue for a new appliance or replace a damaged clay liner. When installed by certified technicians, like the ones at Mason’s Chimney Service, stainless steel liners also carry lifetime warranties.

Ceramic Slip Cast Resurfacing

Flue liners that haven’t sustained significant amounts of damage might be best repaired with this kind of resurfacing, which involves coating the liner with a heat-safe Cerfractory Sealant.

Cast-In-Place Lining System

Many view the cast-in place-liner as the most long-lasting option for relining a flue. Homeowners with liners that have significant cracks, gaps, and spalling might choose to look into a cast-in-place liner – it will seal those problem spots while strengthening the overall chimney structure. Installation involves inserting a former down the full length of a chimney, then pumping in a liner material that’s similar to concrete. When the former is removed, you’ll have a gas-tight, smooth and seamless liner.

If you need a chimney relining or liner replacement, call Mason’s Chimney Service – we’ll help you find the right option for your system.

How Much Does Chimney Relining Cost?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to relining a flue and the cost can vary depending on the specific needs of your repair project. Several things can impact your bottom line like the size of the liner needed, the material it’s made of, and the current state of your chimney.

The Mason’s Chimney Service team values transparency and we don’t think it’s appropriate to offer price quotes sight unseen. Schedule a chimney inspection with us and a chimney technician will take a good look at your chimney, come up with a game plan based on your setup, and give you an accurate estimate before we proceed with repairs.

When Your Flue Liner Falters, Reach out to Mason’s Chimney Service

A damaged flue liner can cause all sorts of problems that are dangerous to you and your property. If your recent chimney inspection has revealed liner issues or you suspect that there is a problem, contact Mason’s Chimney Service today. Call us now at 800-559-6276 or contact us through our website.

If you are considering installing or updating a fireplace or chimney, then talk to the professionals at Mason’s Chimney Service to discuss all your chimney repair and restoration options. Making an informed decision can make all the difference.