What Are Your Chimney Relining Options?

Your chimney and venting system is made up of several different components. It is also important for each component to be in good working condition. Since some of these parts are inside the chimney, it’s important to have it professionally inspected every year! When Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists inspects your chimney, we can see if any of these components have been damaged. One of the parts that we carefully check during our inspections is the liner of the chimney. Why? The chimney liner is essential for safety.

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), your liner protects your home from heat transfer to its combustible parts. If your liner is damaged, the wood around your chimney could be directly exposed to extremely high temperatures. This creates cracks or gaps and could possibly ignite into flames! If our CSIA-certified chimney technicians find any damage to your liner, we will recommend relining your chimney. Our professional relining services include three types of liners, and we would like to tell you more about these relining options.


Do you have an older masonry chimney? If so, it was most likely built with a clay tile liner. Although this type of chimney liner is made to last a lifetime, the clay tiles can suffer from erosion damage. They can become cracked, chipped, and loose over time. When Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists first opened in 1978, repairing clay tile liners was a challenging and time-consuming task. About a decade later, a new ceramic refractory product, HeatShield, was developed. It has completely changed the way we repaired clay tile liners! We have been trained to apply HeatShield to fill any cracks and gaps between flue tiles, resurface damaged tiles, and restore the integrity of the flue.


Made specifically for relining chimneys, Supaflu is a lightweight form of concrete that creates a smooth and strong liner. As authorized installers, we insert a form into the chimney and pour the Supafly material into that form. This cast-in-place type of chimney liner can work with all types of fuels. Additionally, we like how reliable and durable this product is!


Are you planning to upgrade your old traditional fireplace with a new stove insert? Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists recommend that you should have a stainless steel liner professionally installed. Since masonry chimneys are typically much larger, we can customize the size of this type of liner to match the size of the insert. This way it can function safely and efficiently. Extremely durable, you get a lifetime guarantee with a new stainless steel liner!

Is it time to reline your chimney? Contact us at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment for a chimney inspection. If we find any damage to your liner, we will show you photos of the damage and recommend which liner option would be the best for your situation!

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