Why Chimney Liners are Important

Chimney liners are sometimes a neglected necessity. Older generations sometimes don’t see the need for chimney liners. However, industry professionals that study safety and fire science constantly strive for safer, more efficient options for consumers. Chimney liners are a necessary part of the chimney system. In addition, they play many roles for the safety and efficiency of your chimney.

The Liner Protects the Chimney and the Home

  • The chimney liner serves as a refractive barrier between the hot fire and the home materials. Without a liner, the heat from the chimney can weaken building materials over time. These include beams, walls, and flammable insulation.
  • The chimney liner serves as a barrier that prevents poisonous gases from entering the home. Masonry is designed to be porous, allowing vapors to escape once outside the home. However, if harmful gases like carbon monoxide are allowed to escape the chimney INSIDE the home, it can cause serious health issues for the family, including carbon monoxide poisoning and respiratory problems.
  • The liner protects the masonry from harmful byproducts that coat the inside of a chimney. Soot and creosote can be highly corrosive to masonry, resulting in cracks, holes, and more. When neglected, this corrosion can lead to structural damage as well as polluting the air in the home.

The Liner Raises Efficiency

The chimney liner is fitted to best work with your fireplace, stove, or insert. When fitted properly it works to better vent your chimney. If a chimney is too large or tall for the fire’s capacity, it can cause the air to stall as it rises, resulting in more soot and creosote buildup and can raise the risk of fire. The best way to have an efficient and safe chimney is to have a properly sized and installed liner. Homeowners should have their liner assessed during their annual chimney inspection. This is to be sure that it is in good condition and that it’s made of the correct material. A certified chimney sweep can recommend repairs or relining if the liner isn’t appropriate for your fuel-type.

The Damaged Liner

Of all the things that can go wrong with your chimney, the liner can be one of the most dangerous. This is because of the many ways it keeps your chimney functioning. When you have an outdated or damaged liner it may not need a complete replacement. You can catch a problem early by having your chimney swept or inspected regularly. If your technician finds a problem with your clay tile liner, he may be able to reline it with HeatShield® refractory sealant. A HeatShield® chimney liner is rated for use with all fuels and should last the life of your chimney.

With early detection and relining, you don’t have to worry about minor cracks in your chimney liner. Keep your chimney, your home, and your family safe with a properly repaired or replaced liner.

Our certified chimney sweeps at Black Moose Chimney and Stove are available for quotes and inspections. Call us at 603-525-7905 today!

First Thing

John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)