Make Sure Your Chimney Relining Is Done Right!

Your chimney liner has an important job to do. Liners are required by municipal codes, manufacturer guidelines, and industry standards because they make fires safer.

The chimney liner’s job is threefold:

  1. Protect from heat transfer through masonry to structural materials in the home.
  2. Prevent toxic gases moving through masonry into the home.
  3. Protect the masonry against corrosive byproducts of the fire.

When your chimney liner is damaged, it can put your family at risk for fire as well as serious health issues!

Signs Your Liner Needs Work

Your chimney liner can become damaged or worn out over time. This can be due to water damage – or it may need to be replaced because of a change in fuel type. If your liner is not appropriate for the fuel you intend to burn, you will need a relining. Typical signs that the flue liner is damaged include:

  • You find pieces of the clay liner in the bottom of your fireplace or in your chimney clean-out area.
  • Your masonry chimney is extremely hot to the touch and warping walls or materials nearby.
  • If a certified chimney sweep reports scratches, holes, or other damage during a routine inspection.

Typical Chimney Relining

At Black Moose Chimney & Stove we offer two options for chimney relining: stainless steel and HeatShield®. Stainless steel liners are the longest lasting, most efficient, and appropriate for all fuel types. That’s why we recommend them over clay tile. Most stainless steel liners come with a lifetime warranty, too. However, the warrant is void if the liner is installed incorrectly. An incorrect installation, D-I-Y, or amateur installation may also result in an insurance issue, in the event of a claim. Your homeowner’s insurance wants a certified professional to reline your chimney, and they want it done right!

Not all tile liners are completely ruined – and not all homeowners want a complete relining. This is then we utilize HeatShield® cerfractory material. When a Black Moose chimney sweep is finished lining your flue with this refractory sealant, it will be restored to full function! There are three ways we can use this product: to repair, resurface, or reline.

A Black Moose chimney sweep can REPAIR using HeatShield® to fill in cracks, gaps, and voids in the existing liner. If the damage is more extensive, we can RESURFACE the lining with the HeatShield® sealant. First with a primer and then with a custom-fitted foam applicator, smoothing the material over the entire surface of the flue liner. Some liners that are badly damaged can even be RELINED using the HeatShield® sleeve relining system. This is when a chimney sweep resurfaces the flue liner, adding a sleeve to the surface, and then another layer of HeatShield®. We’re proud to offer these systems because we stand by this company and their products!

We Can Help!

Are you unsure whether or not your chimney liner needs some work? You can schedule an inspection now by calling Black Moose Chimney & Stove at 603.525.7905 or request an appointment online. Summer is a great time to get your chimney in shape for winter!

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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)