What is a Chimney Liner?
A chimney liner is a stainless steel tube that goes inside of your masonry chimney. The chimney liner can be either rigid or flexible in nature. A chimney liner acts as chimney within a chimney by funneling the smoke away from your heating source. A chimney liner can be connected to various heating sources that utilize your masonry chimney a ventilation point. Depending on the heating source, you will need either a tee connection or an appliance connector. There are two types of chimney liner on the market today; Rigid chimney liner and Flexible chimney liners.
Types of Chimney Liners?
There are two types of chimney liner on the market today; Rigid chimney liner and Flexible chimney liners. Each has a different purpose depending on the condition and the design of your chimney. You would use a rigid chimney liner if the flue inside of your chimney was straight or did not have many imperfections on its way to your heating source. A rigid chimney liner comes in a couple of different types of metal alloy including 304L and 316L. If your masonry chimney has several bends in it or has a many imperfections, then our flexible chimney liner is the right choice for you.
Our Flex King brand of flexible stainless steel chimney liner is great for masonry chimneys with some bends and imperfections. Our Flex King chimney liner is our base model made of 316Ti and comes in a wide range of sizes to fit your fireplace or fireplace insert. The Flex King Pro chimney liner offers the highest quality of chimney liner on the market today with its smooth wall interior and being twice the thickness of Flex King chimney liners.
Why Do You Need A Chimney Liner?
Most home inspectors require that you have a chimney liner in your masonry chimney before your home can be sold. Also over the years more and more states and requiring that you install a chimney for environmental reasons as well as safety reasons. Believe it or not a chimney liner creates another barrier between a chimney fire and your family. A chimney liner allows for easier cleaning and extends the life of your masonry chimney.
Today’s high efficiency furnaces vent acidic moisture into chimneys. This moisture can over time destroy a masonry chimney. If you’ve ever seen a chimney with a white film on the bricks, this is most likely the cause. Still want more information about the leading chimney liner brands, then check out our chimney liner comparison chart (Click Here).