Chimney Relining In Charlotte NC
While you’re enjoying the warmth and aroma of a relaxing fire-burning experience in your Charlotte, NC, home, the chimney liner is insulating and containing the intense heat and flames inside the flue to keep everyone safe.
Keeping Your Charlotte, NC Home & Family Safe
At Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte, your safety is our #1 priority. That’s why we recommend annual chimney inspections and cleanings to reduce the risk of fire and exposure to toxic carbon monoxide gas. It will also help prolong your liner’s lifespan.
Owner-certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, our fully qualified and specially trained chimney professionals provide chimney inspections, liner repair, relining, and other fire prevention services, including:
- Chimney cap/chase cover replacement
- Chimney crown repair
- Chimney rebuilding
- Damper repair/replacement
- Professional chimney cleaning
Much of your fireplace’s safety comes down to your chimney liner’s condition. Most older homes in downtown Charlotte neighborhoods and elsewhere in the Metrolina region have aging clay terra cotta liners that have surpassed their useful life. A chimney inspection lets homeowners know whether their chimney liner has cracks, missing tiles, and other issues that require repair or replacement.
Why A Chimney Liner Is Essential in Charlotte
Reduces fire risk: The chimney liner prevents the intense heat and flames in the flue from spreading to nearby combustible materials that can start a fire in the attic, roof deck, and wood-framed chase, where it can quickly spread throughout the entire house.
Masonry protection: The liner also creates a barrier, protecting the interior masonry walls surrounding the flue from the high temperatures and corrosive combustion gases that can accelerate its deterioration. That’s why annual chimney liner inspections are so vital.
Increases energy efficiency: A chimney liner ensures the proper venting of harmful contaminants, including carbon monoxide, resulting in more thorough combustion. This increases energy efficiency and reduces creosote build-up in the flue.
Improves draft: Some Charlotte, NC area homes have heating appliances that were modified, updated, or installed and attached to an older flue that is the wrong size for the appliance. A chimney liner that meets the size and specification of the heating appliance manufacturer improves the draft, making it easier to start and maintain a fire in the fireplace, heating stove, or other appliance.
Do You Know the Condition of Your Chimney Liner?
Whether you have a cast in place, clay tile, or metal flue liner, it will eventually reach its useful life expectancy and need to be replaced. The lifespan of your liner is closely related to maintenance.
Proper maintenance, including annual inspections and cleanings, will help detect early signs of wear and make the necessary repairs to avoid a premature replacement.
Felgemacher’s chimney professionals will inspect your chimney and let you know your liner’s condition.
We will also let you know if your chimney liner needs repair or replacement to protect your home from fire and health hazards.
Charlotte Chimney Liner Repair & Replacement
Owner-certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte is qualified to perform chimney inspections, liner repairs, relining, and installation throughout the Greater Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-Rock Hill NC-SC Metrolina region. We typically recommend installing a UL-listed stainless steel liner for its superior performance, durability, and simpler maintenance.