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HeatShield Cerfractory Surfacing

Sometimes, following an annual chimney inspection you receive bad news. When you have bad news about your chimney liner, we may have good news for you! If your liner is worn, cracked, or otherwise damaged, don’t assume you have to replace it completely. When you choose a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) who is trained in the HeatShield® system you can end up with a functional, and smooth liner. The chimney diagnosis may be bad news, but the good news is you can get back to home heating in no time. Your chimney sweep can restore your liner to safe operation without replacing it.

HeatShield Cerfractory Surfacing - Suffolk NY - Chief Chimney ServicesCerfractory Surfacing

Flue liners become damaged due to regular use over time. Heat and moisture can deteriorate the flue liner over time, especially a clay liner. While it’s recommended to replace a badly damaged liner with a stainless steel liner that works across fuel-types, a cerfractory sealant can restore a clay liner the same way a new stainless steel liner can. In fact, cerfractory sealant is a combination of refractory (fire resistant) and ceramic materials that creates a finished product that is long-lasting, and works with all fuel types, without having to replace the liner.

Why Choose HeatShield?

Resurfacing provides the same result of relining, is less work, and costs less. This product resurfaces broken, cracked, and crumbling tile without replacing it. In addition, it provides the same long-lasting result. Depending on the chimney sweep company, removing a tile liner and replacing can be a costly undertaking. It takes time. Plus, the chimney is out of use during this repair. Removing clay tiles can also damage masonry depending on the way it was installed, and how long it has been in the chimney.

HeatShield is a great option if there is minor damage to the flue liner. If there are cracks, holes, and flaking, you do not want to continue to use the liner. It is a fire hazard and can lead to more extensive damage as well as flue fire, costly repairs, and insurance claims. Replacing the liner is not necessary, though. Restore your liner back to safe use by choosing HeatShield. Restoring it to full function is the goal of the engineers who formulated this product. It’s heat resistant up to 2900 F, comparable to a stainless steel liner, and lasts longer than similar products in the industry.

Chief Chimney Services Offers HeatShield Cerfractory Resurfacing

HeatShield stands alone in an industry full of similar products. It has been studied, tested, and perfected for twenty years. It gets its name from its promise: Heat Shield. The company has accomplished this through a combination of heat resistant material with ceramic compounds to create this cerfractory sealant effective up to 2900 F! HeatShield trains and certifies it’s independent installers, is “eco friendly”, and is covered by a 20 years warranty! This product truly is comparable to a new stainless steel flue liner. Really, what reason is there not to choose HeatShield?

Chief Chimney Services is available to resurface your flue liner with HeatShield today. We strive to offer the best services in the Suffolk County area and to keep all of our customers safe and warm this winter season. Ask us about HeatShield cerfractory resurfacing today.

Call Chief Chimney Services today at 631-863-2460 or schedule an inspection or consultation online today.

By John Pilger on October 12th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on HeatShield Cerfractory Surfacing

Chimney Liner Repair

When most people think about damage to their chimney they think about crumbling mortar and chipped bricks on the exterior of the chimney structure caused by age and weather erosion. While this is something to be concerned about the most common (and the most dangerous) chimney damage happens inside the flue where it cannot be seen without a proper inspection. Cracked and damaged chimney liners are more common than people realize and can put your home and family at great risk if not properly repaired.

How Can I Tell If My Chimney Liner Is Damaged?

Chimney Liner Repair - Suffolk County NY - Chief ChimneyThe best, most effective way to tell if you have a damaged chimney liner is a proper inspection by a CSIA certified chimney technician [https://chiefchimney.com/]. A certified tech will run a camera up your chimney so that they can see exactly what state your entire chimney liner is in. If you have a clay tile liner (the most common among older chimneys) the tech will be looking for cracked, broken, or missing tiles.

When you burn a fire the chimney heats up and cools down rapidly causing stress on the clay tiles. Over time these tiles will fracture and break and can even fall off completely. When this happens it leaves a gap in the liner exposing the masonry structure to the heat and combustible byproducts of a wood burning fire. This can cause major structural issues for your chimney and can create a potentially hazardous situation for you and your family.

If My Liner Is Damaged What Are My Options?

If your chimney liner is cracked or damaged your chimney sweep will know what to do next. Depending on the severity of the damage a relining job [https://chiefchimney.com/chimney-repairs/chimneys-relined/] might be necessary. In many cases this is the best option regardless. If your chimney liner is starting to show signs of wear and tear it will eventually have to be replaced. It is better to have that done at the first sign of an issue otherwise you are simply prolonging the inevitable and spending money on small repairs in the process. Your specific chimney system will dictate what type of liner to have installed but in most cases HeatShield is the way to go.

What is HeatShield?

HeatShield [http://cecurechimney.com/heatshield-system.html] is a Cerfractory Flue Sealant product that is used to either repair or completely replace your chimney liner. It is one of the most trusted products in the chimney industry and comes with a 20 year material warranty. There are 2 methods of using HeatShield to repair a damaged chimney liner.

Resurfacing – If the damage to a chimney liner is not too extensive the chimney sweep may recommend using the HeatShield resurfacing system. This process is performed in several steps. The first step involves a “tie-coat” that cleans the interior of the chimney liner of dust and debris and acts as a primer for the final HeatShield application. Once this primer has dried the HeatShield material is applied into the flue at ¼ inch thickness. After this is all finished a camera is run up the length of the chimney to ensure that there are no gaps left in the liner.

CeCure Sleeve Relining – If the chimney liner is extensively damaged or missing all together your chimney sweep may recommend completely relining your chimney. This is where the CeCure Sleeve Relining system comes in. When installing a CeCure Sleeve Relining system the first step is to coat the interior of the chimney with a coating of HeatShield Cerfractory Flue Sealant and a drying accelerator. Next a custom fitted CeCure Sleeve is lowered into your chimney and secured to the top of your system. This sleeve provides ceramic insulation and is reinforced with stainless steel fabric. Once this is in place another coating of the Flue Sealant is applied and another camera is run to ensure that everything is in place properly.

How Do I Schedule A Chimney Inspection?

If you have a fireplace and chimney you should have a chimney inspection performed annually by a CSIA certified chimney technician. Call Chief Chimney Services today to schedule your appointment or visit us online at chiefchimney.com.

By John Pilger on November 13th, 2015 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Chimney Liner Repair