Chimney Liners Service in Bergen County, NJ
Sales & Installation of Chimney Liners
SERVICING BERGEN COUNTY, PASSAIC COUNTY & ESSEX COUNTY
When you use a fireplace or wood stove, the last thing you want to do is risk causing a house fire. But if you disregard installing a new chimney liner when it’s needed you put your home and the members of your family at risk.
From the outside, chimneys often appear in good condition; however, the inside could tell a completely different story – particularly with older chimneys which were not designed to vent today’s energy-efficient appliances.
What is a Chimney Liner & Why do I Need It?
Most masonry chimneys are built with terra-cotta clay tiles stacked and mortared inside a brick structure. While these start out gas tight and heat resistant, over time the clay begins to break down causing cracks that could lead to heat transference or seepage through the brick and mortar. When this happens, a chimney liner needs to be inserted into the chimney to draft a furnace, woodstove or fireplace.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that all chimneys must have a liner that is able to contain the products of combustion. The NFPA also recommends yearly chimney inspections to ensure that your chimney liner is in good condition as many people have liners in such poor condition that they are serving no purpose and putting the home at risk for fire.
Why Would I Need a New Chimney Liner?
There are a few reasons that a new chimney liner would need installed in your chimney.
- Older Chimney
If you live in an older home, your chimney may not currently have a chimney liner as chimney liners were not always a requirement. If you do not have one or if your chimney tile is cracking then you will need to install a chimney liner.
- Damaged Chimney Liner
Even if your chimney is already lined, you may be in need of a new one. Over time the liners can become damaged from cracks in the pumice or terra cotta clay or from chimney fires. As soon as your liner is damaged, your home becomes vulnerable as if there were no liner at all. A damaged liner is no longer effective and must be repaired or replaced immediately.
- New Heating Unit
If you installed a new wood stove or fireplace insert, a chimney liner may be required to ensure proper venting. Having an incorrect flue size could lead to smoke spilling into the home, overfire of a wood stove, or excessive formation of creosote which causes chimney fires.
Installing a new chimney liner gives you the ability to rest easy knowing that you can use your fireplace or wood stove safely.
What Types of Chimney Liners Are Available?
There are a variety of different chimney liners available and each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.
- Clay tile liners
- Metal liners
- Cast-in-place liners
Call us today to install your new chimney liner or to schedule a chimney inspection to see if you need a new chimney liner!
Why Choose Us?
- Fully Licensed & Insured
- No Soot & No Mess
- Reasonably Priced
- Family Owned & Operated
- Over 35 Years Experience
- All Work Guaranteed
- Free Phone Estimates
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
- Professional, Honest, Quality Service
- State of the Art Equipment
- Senior Discounts
- Free Safety & Carbon Monoxide Testing
- We Service Bergen, Passaic & Essex Counties NJ LIC#13VH01308300