A chimney liner is the essential and critical part of the chimney. This has to be replaced on and off when there are breaks or damage noted. In older homes, there were clay tile liners used, as it can withstand extreme heat without any hindrance or damage. The performance is excellent and long lasting and holds the corrosive materials from passing through the flue. When comparing the cost efficiency it is very effective and favors many residential. The duration of the tile is a minimum of 50 years.
Not all materials have only the positive side but, the installation is pretty costlier if build after the construction of the house. At present the tile liner is built along with the building, this may affect in terms of the cost and the process is tedious too. The simple tile liner if chips, has to be replaced using specialized equipment and by professionals who are specifically trained in this manner. If the chimney contains crooked or offsets contaminations, this makes the process tedious and stressful. The tile can crack in prolonged duration of use. To repair it definitely requires chimney sweep professional trained and holding a license on these works.
The new chimney lining creation in the inner wall may bring it back to the original shape but the flue in the inner surface of the chimney is out of shape. Instead of clay flue, a similar material is found in recent years that is, namely cast-in-place liners.
- Insult tolerance is higher
- Higher durability
- Withstand high temperatures
- Less creosote formation
- Lon lasting (chance to stay up to 50 years)
The clay liner is more invasive than cast in place liners. The motor is used to mix the pumped and inflated rubber is placed in the chimney intact. But the motor is removed out. The bell-shaped form vibrates and pulls up through chimney pouring motor contents in the chimney. This motor forms around the bell and the flue lining opening is formed around the edge of the motor.
The metal flue liner is the made of stainless steel alloy and is available in different types and styles the two forms of metal liners are rigid and flexible. The rigid metal liner is straight with no off-set bends or deviations noted. While the flexible metal liners hold a lesser buildup since it is flexible (contract and expand) withstanding higher temperatures. At the same instance, they knock off the creosote formations too. The corrosion problem is most commonly noted in the metal liners, in turn, can be controlled by using the proper fuel as per the guidance of the manufacturer. Insulation materials around the chimney tolerate higher temperatures and prevent corrosion and torsion preventing the movement of the pipes. The chimneys that are non-flexible can be installed easily.
Thus, taking care of the chimney and preventing the health hazard and other major problems is a very serious matter of concern. These chimney liners prevent leakage and effusion. It is best to prevent the family from getting affected by breathing disorders, skin diseases, etc, which in turn are caused due to the chimney content and reluctance.