Gas Fireplace Chimney Liners
Gas fireplaces that vent up a chimney are required to have a liner attached from the appliance to the top of the chimney. This prevents carbon monoxide and other dangerous flue gases from entering the house through gaps and cracks in the chimney flue.
Gas fireplaces can be lined with either aluminum or stainless steel liners but because of the higher up front cost of stainless steel, aluminum is most often used. Aluminum liners are, unfortunately, much less durable than stainless steel and as a result the acids and humidity often rot and corrode them quite quickly. It is common for aluminum liners to rot away at the top or have pinholes all the way down the pipe. It is also not infrequent for squirrels to chew through aluminum liners or birds to enter through inadequate rain caps and nest inside your chimney.
Because of corrosion or damage from nesting birds and animals, fireplace liners sometimes need to be replaced.
We prefer to use stainless steel liners because of the durability factor, but also know the lower cost of aluminum makes it a better option in many circumstances. Either way we use high quality products and installation methods to ensure excellent results.
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