Some chimneys have broken or even missing flue tile. These can cause a very dangerous situation for your home and family. Cracked, gaped, or missing flue tiles can allow creosote or carbon monoxide to escape the chimney. Creosote can be burned as a secondary fuel so if it catches fire out side of the flue tiles it can ignite the house as well. Carbon monoxide is the silent killer and if not properly vented could sneak into your home and cause your loved one sickness or even death.
Relining your chimney can be both a safety advantage, as well as, an efficiency booster. Stainless steel lining systems are the safest ways to have a chimney lined. But it also will help with drafting and the efficiency of your heating appliance. Liner installation very from home to home. It can be as simple as sliding the liner through the existing flue tile, or as difficult as breaking out all of the old flue tiles to make room for the liner. Both, However, will then be sealed into place with concrete and insulated from top to bottom.
Liners can be a very pricey repair, but it doesnt have to break the bank. Butler Chimneys uses the same UL Tested stainless steel liners as any other chimney company, but we do them for significantly cheaper. We will also work with your insurance company on any flue tile cracks due to a chimney fire.