We Have Chimney Relining & Resurfacing Options For Every Chimney Type & Situation
As chimney professionals, we regularly inspect chimneys throughout Fayetteville, Van Buren, Greenwood, and the surrounding communities, oftentimes finding chimney liner issues. Here are some of the damage and problems we most commonly find:
- gaps between flue tiles
- deteriorating/eroded mortar joints
- cracks in the flue tiles
- spalling, flaking flue tiles
- surface damage
- improper insulation and clearance from combustibles
- incorrectly sized liners
- liners not designed to vent the attached appliance
The chimney liner is one of the most important and hard-working parts of the chimney system, which is why, when we do find damage or issues, we urge homeowners to schedule repairs or a replacement ASAP.
The Chimney Liner — Is It Really That Important?
The chimney liner takes in all of the smoke, toxic gases (like carbon monoxide), and byproducts of combustion produced by the fire and moves them up through the chimney and out of the home. It also provides a buffer to prevent heat transfer to nearby walls and framing around the chimney. In other words, it’s directly responsible for the safety and efficiency of the chimney system.
Traditionally, liners were made from clay tiles and mortar, which, although durable and strong, can crack and chip over time — especially when creosote and moisture mix to create sulphuric acid.
When cracks develop and tiles fall down into the fireplace, the liner can no longer effectively contain byproducts and heat and move them out of the home quickly. As a result, you may find more creosote deposits (a corrosive and flammable byproduct of combustion) in your liner. You may also experience performance issues, chimney fire, and smoke problems, and be exposed to carbon monoxide, an odorless, tasteless, invisible, and sometimes fatal gas.
Obviously, we want to help our neighbors throughout Rogers, Bella Vista, Siloam Springs, Fort Smith, and beyond prevent these dangers and get more enjoyment from their fireplaces and stoves, which is why we offer chimney relining and repair services that provide effective and long-lasting solutions to liner issues.
- Stainless Steel — Our stainless steel liners are designed to vent appliances of all sizes and are approved for oil, coal, corn, pellet, wood, and gas-fired appliances. These liners carry a Lifetime Warranty when professionally installed and maintained, which makes them a great option for homeowners who don’t want to have to worry about their liner again. Whether you’re swapping appliances and need to have your flue resized, you’ve had a chimney fire or a chimney leak, or your chimney was built without a liner, stainless steel liners are great options for restoration.
- HeatShield® — We’re proud to be HeatShield® certified installers because it’s just one more way we can meet our customers’ needs. HeatShield® is a relining and restoration system that uses a Cerfractory Flue Sealant to repair surface damage and even reinforce and insulate damaged clay tile liners. Whether you need joint repair, resurfacing, or an entirely relined flue, we can help with HeatShield®.
To learn more about our relining options or to request an appointment to have your chimney relined, reach out to Top Hat Chimney & Roofing, Inc. at 479-751-0432 or fill out our online appointment request form. We’ve been trusted by your neighbors in Fayetteville and beyond for more than 30 years and we’re here to help you get your chimney in peak condition so you can enjoy it for years to come. Call today for reliable service from a well-established, local company that’s known for its highly trained, enthusiastic professionals. We won’t let you down!
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