Chimney relining is the most practical and affordable way to repair deteriorated or damaged chimneys. Chimneys can be damaged by a number of things such as settling, high winds and lightning. But the most common form of chimney damage is a chimney fire. In addition to chimney damage, older chimneys may be unlined or their liners may be deteriorated to the point where relining is warranted.
Reasons to Reline
- To repair damage to the chimney, which may have been caused by a chimney fire, lightning strike, or settling, etc.
- To upgrade old chimneys which were constructed without chimney liners.
- To replace worn, deteriorated liners, which may be allowing smoke, creosote or condensation to seep through the chimney walls.
- To prevent excessive creosote buildup (and risk of a chimney fire) when venting a woodstove through an existing fireplace.
- Relining may also be needed if chimney has settled and tipped away from the house.