Chimney lining is a critical element in the safe and efficient operation of every residential chimney. Many houses from before the 1940's did not have chimney liners, and as a result, house fires were much more common. Chimney liners provide extra protection from excessive heat transfer to the surrounding combustibles, such as woodwork and insulation. Along with providing protection, chimney liners are also responsible for creating the proper flue size for optimal appliance efficiency.
Modern wood stoves and gas or oil furnaces require a correctly sized flue for proper function. Chimneys not only allow for a passage out of the house for products of combustion, but the draft created by a chimney supplies the air needed for combustion. An incorrectly sized chimney lining can cause carbon monoxide to be produced from incomplete combustion and an excessive buildup of creosote in the chimney! We'd be happy to help you with a chimney inspection to check your chimney lining in the Milwaukee, Racine, North Chicago, and Kenosha area!Get a Chimney Relining Quote Here!