One of the important components of your chimney system is the liner. Modern building codes and standards require a liner in every chimney because of safety reasons. However, simply having a chimney liner is not enough, your chimney liner needs to be in good condition. A functioning chimney liner adequately protect the combustible parts of your home from heat transfer. It also keeps the bricks and mortar joints of the chimney from corrosive combustion gases.
If you have a masonry chimney, you most likely have a clay tile liner. While clay tile liner is made to last a lifetime, they can suffer from cracking, chipping, and damage over time. In the past, repairing a clay tile liner was a labor-intensive task that involved taking apart the chimney. Fortunately, a revolutionary product called HeatShield is developed years later. This made chimney repairs more affordable and less invasive. At Ashbusters, our chimney professionals are proud to be authorized HeatShield installers. We have also been trained by the manufacturer on proper use of this product to restore the integrity of your chimney liners. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of HeatShield.
What exactly is HeatShield?
HeatShield was developed in Europe over 20 years ago by combining ceramic and refractory coatings. It has been approved to work with all fuel types. It is rated as a “Super-Duty” refractory mortar by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), HeatShield can stand up to moisture, corrosive combustion gases, and temperatures as high as 2900 degrees Fahrenheit. With damaged clay tile chimney liner, we recommends HeatShield to restore the integrity of the flue.
How can HeatShield restore the integrity of my chimney’s flue?
We first need to inspect the condition of your chimney flue to decide which methods of HeatShield to use. If we only find damage in the mortar joints, we use the Joint Repair System. If we find minor defects to the tiles, the interior of your chimney needs the Resurfacing System. When your clay tile liner is damaged beyond these two repair methods, then we need to install a new liner with the CeCure Sleeve Relining System. It doesn’t matter which repair method you need, we use special video cameras to verify the work with the HeatShield manufacturers and to activate its limited lifetime warranty.
Make sure your masonry chimney is working efficiently and safely for you. Contact us today at 843-225-9985 to schedule an appointment for our HeatShield chimney liner repair and restoration services.