Spring is upon us…and now is the time to invest in any chimney maintenance and repair services.

Despite its straightforward appearance, there is a lot going on inside the chimney that contributes to its overall functionality. And if one of the elements is not in proper working condition, the whole system is compromised.

If it’s your chimney liner that needs repair, don’t wait to reach out to our experts. We’re here and happy to help. We’ve been helping homeowners in Hillsborough and surrounding areas, and we can handle your fireplace, chimney, or other home heating needs. Call us or schedule an appointment online to learn what we’re about.  

Why Might I Need Chimney Relining Services?

Just like any other appliance in a home, over time, a chimney – and all its components – are bound to sustain damages here and there from regular use. Because of their overall purpose and placement within the system, chimney liners are susceptible to cracks, spalling, crumbling, and general deterioration.

Remember, the noxious gases, chemicals, and soot-filled smoke all come into direct contact with the liner and eventually (depending on the type of liner), can begin to erode the material lining your flue.

Sometimes (if the system is used incorrectly or it sustains intense trauma or damage) the liner is irreparable and must be completely replaced. This tends to be the case if a clay lined chimney experiences extreme variations in temperature like in a chimney fire, or if the chimney has sustained significant water damage.

However, there are plenty of other times when the liner only needs to be resurfaced in order to repair it to its original state of suitable function and efficiency. 

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What Is the Process To Resurface the Chimney Flue?

Provided your clay chimney liner is otherwise sound and structurally intact, your system could be a candidate for HeatShield resurfacing. When we go in to resurface, the process generally looks like this:

  1. We send an internal camera down the chimney flue to verify that resurfacing your chimney is a smart and viable repair option.
  2. Then, we create a custom applicator to the exact dimensions of your flue liner to ensure that all the applied product is distributed exactly where it needs to be.
  3. Before applying the specific HeatShield sealant, we attach the specified applicator to a pulley system from the top of your chimney and coat the walls with a primer meant to prepare an adhesion contact point for the Cerfractory coating.
  4. After that dries, we drop the applicator down again, apply in the HeatShield material, and pull the applicator up and out.
  5. Finally, we put the internal camera in again to ensure everything was properly coated and well-sealed.

Why Should I Contact a Professional To Resurface My Chimney Flue Liner?

Even before getting into the nitty gritty of how complicated and involved resurfacing is, chimneys are inherently dangerous and misunderstood appliances. There is so much that goes into ensuring a chimney is operating both at its maximum efficiency and safest for you, your family, and your home. We don’t recommend you to “DIY” any simple service or repair projects that have to do with your chimney, so we certainly do not advise attempting to resurface your chimney liner to save a few bucks.

In the long run, you end up saving time and money when you enlist the services of a professional company because you know that they’ll get the job done right the first time. Save yourself the hassle and trust the resurfacing to the technicians at Highpoint Chimney Services – you won’t regret it.

Questions? Reach Out Today

Curious if this is an option for your chimney? If you’re a homeowner in our service area, set up an appointment online or give us a call today. We’d love to hear from you!