Need a New Chimney Liner? We Install Stainless Steel Liners Throughout York, Kittery, Eliot & More

It may seem hard to believe, but having a chimney liner wasn’t always the norm. And as you might imagine, this brought up a lot of safety concerns! Fortunately, in both the 1940s and the 1980s, the National Bureau of Standards tested masonry chimneys to see just how big of an impact properly fitted liners had on safety and functionality.

As they found out, liners have a huge impact on your chimney’s stability and health! In fact, without one in place, heat can move so quickly through your chimney that adjacent woodwork might ignite in only a matter of hours. But unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of these findings and don’t realize just how important chimney liners are. Many don’t realize the dangers of not having a liner installed. Because of this, we not only want to highlight the necessity of liners, but the importance of having them installed correctly.

The end of a stainless steel liner pipe

Frechette Chimney – Stainless Steel Liners

The end of a stainless steel liner pipe

Frechette Chimney – Stainless Steel Liners

The Role of Your Chimney Liner

The Chimney Safety Institute of American (CSIA) talks of three main functions that chimney liners serve:

  1. The first we already touched on, and that’s protecting any adjacent combustibles or woodwork from the heat your fires produce. This has been actually tested, and it’s a real threat that homeowners need to be aware of. Our goal is to keep your family safer year to year, and investing in a stainless steel liner is a surefire way to do just that!
  2. The second role your liner plays is protecting your masonry. There are a lot of corrosive fumes that work their way through your chimney, and these can eat away at your masonry in a hurry. As your brick and mortar crumble, pathways open for carbon monoxide, smoke, flames, and more to potentially reach other areas of your home.
  3. Finally, a well-fitted, properly functioning liner plays a big role in the efficiency of your appliance. As a chimney company, one of our biggest goals is keeping customers satisfied, and a well-functioning chimney is key to a good fireplace experience. Ensure your evenings are cozy, warm, and peaceful by doing everything you can to increase efficiency – that means a stainless steel liner is a must!

Why Stainless Steel?

So, what are the benefits of a stainless steel liner, and why do we believe in them so much? Well, for one thing, stainless steel liners are compatible with all fuel types, so whether your system is wood-burning, gas-fueled, or runs on pellets, a stainless steel liner will work for you. This takes the stress out of navigating any future changes in fuel type, too.

Stainless steel liners are also known for being corrosion-resistant, so you can look forward to years and years (and years) of use without a problem. No more stressing about leaks and cracks – nothing will reach your masonry if one of these liners is guarding it.

Another benefit is that stainless steel liners are surprisingly affordable, ensuring you reliable, long-lasting protection without breaking the bank. They’re also easier to install than a lot of other relining options, so we won’t have to disrupt your regular routine for an extended period of time.

Lastly, a chimney lined with stainless steel will be easier to maintain and clean, and you’ll get that optimized performance you hope for from your fireplace. It’s a worthwhile investment, for sure, and it’s one that our customers are consistently happy with. But if you still have questions about stainless steel liners, please reach out. We’d love to talk with you about these liners and the relining process.

Informed, Educated & Ready to Serve You

Think your chimney may be in need of a reline? You can count on Frechette Chimney to do the job quickly and correctly. We’re certified with the CSIA and we maintain membership with the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), too. We do everything we can to stay educated and up to date on it all, so that you get the quality service and expert work you deserve.

Don’t live with chimney-related stress any longer. Get everything you deserve from your fireplace! Give us a call at 207-608-0564 to schedule an appointment today.

Buying or selling a home? If your level 2 inspection or home inspection revealed problems with your liner, talk with us before making any next moves. We’ve helped many people get their liner repairs covered through their insurance companies, and we’d love to do all we can to save you money and make this process go as smoothly as possible for you!


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