Chimney liners are one of the most important investments you can make to protect both your home.
Both wood burning fireplaces and gas fireplaces produce a tremendous amount of heat and perhaps deadly gases. These can damage your chimney, fireplace and house, or make you sick. That's why quality chimney liners are one of best fireplace accessories you can buy.
Traditional chimney liners are a clay tile insert that stops gases from leaking back into the house and prevents brick and mortar chimneys from overheating and potentially causing a fire. U.S. homes built after 1940 are required to have a chimney liner, and to replace liners when they become cracked or broken.
These days, most homeowners choose stainless steel piping when replacing their chimney liner. Stainless steel liners are easier to install than clay tiles and can be purchased either in rigid or flexible varieties.You may prefer to have chimney professional install your new liner, although chimney liner kits that come with installation instructions are becoming more popular - and a great way to save money. Kits usually come with piping, an insulating sleeve, rain cap, collar and other necessary attachments. Expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $700 for a new chimney liner, but more if you use a professional installer.
Chimney caps can further protect your chimney from possible obstructions, insect infestation and prevent moisture build up.
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