Although building codes may vary from state to state, the installation of a flue lining or chimney liner is definitely recommended for Long Island homes or businesses. In New York State and on Long Island, most fire codes now mandate the installation of a chimney liner. Pro-Tech Chimney Service and Repair of Long Island can expertly install a quality chimney liner in your home or business on Long Island.
In addition to safety, a chimney liner that is installed in the chimney of your Long Island home serves several purposes. There are three main functions of a chimney liner. A chimney liner protects the house from heat transfer to combustibles. In safety tests, a fireplace without a chimney liner allowed heat to move through the chimney so rapidly that the adjacent woodwork caught fire in under three hours’ time. This is extremely dangerous. The second function of a chimney liner is to protect the masonry of a Long Island home from the corrosive byproducts of combustion. Without a chimney liner, the acidic gases from the chimney can literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. As the mortar joints erode, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can leak into the living areas of a Long Island home. In addition, a chimney liner that may be installed in the chimney of your Long Island home allows your fireplace or wood burning stove to perform at optimum efficiency.
There are several options to choose from for a chimney liner. If you need a chimney liner installed in your Long Island home you can choose from a clay chimney liner, a cast-iron chimney liner, or a metal chimney liner. Clay tiles are the most common type of masonry chimney liners. They are inexpensive, readily available, and perform quite well for open fireplace chimneys that are properly maintained. A metal chimney liner is usually made of stainless steel or aluminum, and it is mostly used to upgrade and repair existing chimneys. A cast-in-place chimney liner is often lightweight and made of castable, cement like products that are installed inside the chimney to form a smooth, seamless, insulated passageway for smoke and gasses to travel. They can improve the structural integrity of aging chimneys, and are permanent liners suitable for all types of fuel used in Long Island homes.
If you are in need of a chimney liner for your Long Island home, contact Pro-Tech. We can install a chimney liner in the chimney of your Long Island home or business and we will make sure that it fits perfectly and works efficiently. We are a fully-licensed and insured chimney company that also offers chimney repair services as well as reliable and honest cleaning services for your chimney, fireplace or wood stove. In addition to chimney cleaning and repair, we are an experienced chimney company on Long Island that can handle any other services that you may need for your Long Island home. Call us at our Long Island locations, in Suffolk at 631-806-8550 and in Nassau at 516-284–1295.