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The Different Ways We Can Reline Your Chimney

Knowing the function and purpose of your chimney liner is important, and getting a faulty liner repaired as soon as possible makes a big difference in keeping your home safer. Learn more about chimney liners from our team, then keep reading to discover the various ways we can restore or reline yours, should things be breaking down. Our CSIA-certified experts know their stuff!Different Ways to Reline Your Chimney - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney Specialist

What Do Chimney Liners Do?

Chimney liners are vital for maintaining an efficient and well-functioning fireplace. They need to be fitted just right to ensure proper air flow, less creosote accumulation, and added safety from potentially harmful gases, like carbon monoxide. Along with this, they protect combustible materials in your home from catching fire, which is a likely possibility when a proper barrier is not in place.

Liners also ensure the acidic gases produced in your fireplace can’t eat away at your brickwork and mortar. This compromises the structural integrity of your entire system, and it makes you much more vulnerable to water damage, gas leaks, settlements, collapses, and more.

What We Offer

Are you ready to have your liner repaired and restored? Well, we’re here for you! No matter what type of chimney you have, we have the tools and expertise to ensure the job gets done right. One material many homeowners invest in, due to its affordability and reliable nature, is a clay tile chimney liner. These types are very effective and will ensure added safety and extra efficiency. Keep in mind, though, that they must be regularly maintained in order to stand the test of time and keep things running well. They also aren’t typically the best fit for gas appliances, so you may want to consider an alternative if this is the case for you

Next up is a stainless steel option. As you may guess, these are the right choice for any homeowner looking for ultimate strength and durability. They don’t rust, they work well with any fuel type, and they come with a lifetime warranty. Talk with our experts right away if you think this is the right option for you. We’ll set you up right before burning season begins again!

Cast-in-place liners are another great option for those looking for something long-lasting and highly durable. In fact, these are typically a more permanent option for those who need an entire relining job done, and it will take some time to get everything set up. That being said, the seamless, streamlined results are well-worth the extra time and money spent. Questions? Contact us today.

Finally, for those simply looking to have their current liner repaired or resurfaced, we offer HeatShield. This produce is designed to fill in any cracks, holes, or other types of damage, so your chimney works better for you year after year. Our sweeps will double check any work we perform with our video inspection system, so you can rest easier knowing you’ve invested in a job well done!

Ready to get started? Don’t wait until fall. Call now at 931-967-3595 , so you’re all set! Our sweeps are ready to help you out.

All About Chimney Liners

The flue liner inside your chimney is one of the most critical components in your entire chimney system.  According to the CSIA, problems in your chimney’s flue can present serious risks to your home and family, as it’s no longer able to perform its primary function: to safely contain and vent the byproducts of combustion to the outside of your home.

Every chimney needs a working liner to usher the deadly byproducts created during the combustion process out of your home.

Every chimney needs a working liner to usher the deadly byproducts created during the combustion process out of your home.

A Chimney Guide

It won’t be too long now before a certain jolly man brings gifts into your home via your chimney. So what exactly is a chimney? When most people think of chimneys, they’re really envisioning fireplaces. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have gathered around open fires for a sense of safety and community. Keep reading to learn more about the various components that make up your chimney system.

Getting to know the parts of the chimney can help you live a safer, more comfortable life at home.

Getting to know the parts of the chimney can help you live a safer, more comfortable life at home.


Chimney caps cover the top opening of the flue for the purpose of keeping animals, debris, rain and other elements out (which is important because moisture is the #1 cause of chimney and fireplace deterioration). The flue is a safe pathway for heat and combustion by-products to exit your home. A chimney liner is the safe, approved material that lines your flue’s interior; it’s commonly made out of either clay or stainless steel. The chimney itself is the structure that passes through the construction of your home and encases your flue.

Smoke Chamber Assembly

The smoke chamber is the dome area of brick that supports the flue tiles and directs flue gases safely to the flue. Below the smoke chamber is the smoke shelf, which is located behind the damper and prevents down drafts from coming into the firebox area as well as your home. The damper closes off the fireplace from the outside of your house and prevents air loss from your home when the fireplace isn’t in use.

Firebox Assembly

The firebox is where you build the fire; it’s also referred to as the interior of the fireplace. The lintel is a horizontal architectural header above your fireplace opening that provides the support for the brickwork above the fireplace opening. Heat-resistant firebrick lines the firebox of your fireplace. The floor of your fireplace is known as the inner hearth; this encompasses the entire floor inside the opening of the fireplace. The floor immediately outside of your firebox is known as the outer hearth (or simply just the hearth) and is required for safety (NFPA code requires the outer hearth to extend 18” from the fireplace opening).

Base Assembly

An ash dump is an opening located in the inner hearth of some fireplaces, which leads to an ash pit – a cavity underneath the fireplace firebox used as a receptacle for ashes – for convenient ash removal and fireplace cleaning by way of a clean-out door located either outside your home or in your basement.

The fireplace is still the focus of family living in many homes, especially around the holidays. Memories of cold winter evenings spent relaxing cozily in front of a crackling fire are hard to beat. Having read this article, you will be able to schedule an appointment for your next chimney inspection and/or sweeping with confidence, as you have become a more informed consumer. Happy holidays from the A-1 Chimney Specialist team.

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