Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping
- Chimney Cap Installation
- Chimney Damper Installation
- Chimney Liner Installation
- Chimney Liners
- Chimney Relining
- Crown Replacement
- Chimney Restoration
- Chimney Sealing & Resurfacing
- Chimney Fireplace Repair FAQs
- Fireplace Repair
- Fireplace Screens
- Fireplace Spark Arrestors
- Leaky Chimney
- Masonry Services
- Top Mounted Energy Efficient Dampers
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Chimney Liner Installation
There are two types of flue liners: stainless steel and clay/tile liners. Flue liners should always be made of non–combustible materials, and the liner should be able to withstand the amount of BTUs your heating system puts out. If your chimney does not have a liner, it needs to have one installed for safety reasons.
Masonry chimneys can have cracks in the mortar joint, which can get worse with extreme heat, resulting in a chimney or house fire. If you have a damaged liner, relining the chimney is the most cost–effective way to remedy the problem. You should always have a professional install your flue liner. A liner that is the wrong size or that is not installed properly can create a number of hazards.
The chimney experts at 2nd Generation Chimneys are proud to offer chimney liner installation services in homes across Minneapolis area. We can install any size and type of chimney liner, and we offer top quality products and chimney sweeping services. Call us if you have questions or concerns about your chimney liner.
Signs of Flue Liner Issues
There are many signs that let you know your liner is blocked or filled with high amounts of creosote. The latter is usually detected by strong odors in your fireplace, particularly during times of high humidity. Increased smokiness or stains on the ceiling around your fireplace are also a good indication that your flue is not venting properly. Animal nests, debris, and cracks or gaps in your flue will all restrict the airflow. Annual inspections and sweepings can remedy these problems, but if your flue is severely damaged, or if you’ve had a recent chimney fire, it may be time for a relining.
Stainless Steel Chimney Liners
We recommend stainless steel liners because of their durability and ventilation properties. They are ideal for all types of heating systems, and they come in a variety of sizes. When we install your stainless steel liner, we will cut it to properly fit your chimney, and then insert it inside the existing flue. If you have recently upgraded your furnace, you will most likely need a stainless steel liner to replace your old flue liner.
Chimney Crown Repair
If water seeps the mortar joints because of a damaged crown or a leaning chimney it could mean you need tuckpointing services. Our technicians also specialize in chimney crown repair and replacement, and we will inspect your crown whenever you have a new liner installed in your flue. If the crown is repairable, we will use a durable patch and seal it, but we are also able to install a new crown if it needs to be replaced. You should always make sure that your chimney has been treated with permeable water repellant so that it can breathe and won’t deteriorate further from the trapped moisture.
Professional Chimney Liner Installation
2nd Generation offers chimney lining services to all of our Twin Cities area customers. Our certified technicians can provide installation or repair services for any type of chimney liner. Feel free to give us a call to ask about our services or to schedule an appointment.