Repairs & Rebuilds
Not only do we inspect and clean your chimneys, we also can repair and rebuild them.
If your chimney is not longer functional, or you just don't feel safe using it, we will fix it up to the national standard.
- STAINLESS STEEL LINERS -
Stainless Steel Liners serve several purposes. They protect the house from heat transfer to combustibles, they protect the masonry from the bi-products of combustion that can cause corrosion, and they improve efficiency.
The chimneys in many older homes are unlined. This means that there is not a clay, ceramic, or metal lining material. There is simply brick and mortar serving to exhaust the bi-products of combustion. This lack of a lining material is very unsafe and has the potential for a catastrophic chimney fire.
The CSIA reports that the National Bureau of Standards tested masonry chimneys in the 1940’s and again in the 1980’s and found that unlined chimneys were so unsafe that one of the researches said that building a chimney without a liner was “a little less than criminal”
The good news is that here at Shane’s Chimney Care we can answer any questions you have about unlined chimneys and stainless steel liners. We can successfully install a liner in your chimney so you can once again safely enjoy a fire with your family.
M-Flex Pre-Insualted Stainless Steel Liner
Our preferred liner to install if flue size permits, this CSIA approved M-Flex Pre-Insulated Stainless Steel Liner will comply with IRC R1003.11 which will bring your chimney up to code and safety standards.
This liner renews the entire inside of your chimney. We attach it to a stainless steel chimney chase cover at the top, with a stainless steel rain cap, damper, and storm collar. We attach the liner to a bottom plate and mason it into the top of your smoke chamber. We hand parge the smoke chamber with insulated mortar. Once all of this is complete you have all new components inside your chimney and can resume making memories with your family in front of the fire.
This liner comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer with annual cleaning and inspection by a Nationally Certified Chimney Sweep. Shane’s Chimney Care also guarantees every liner we install.
Premier Rectangular Stainless Steel Liner
This CSIA approved Premier Stainless Steel Liner will comply with IRC R1003.11 which will bring your chimney up to code and safety standards.
This is a great alternative to the M-flex liner when the flue size will not permit one.
This liner renews the entire inside of your chimney. We mason the bottom of the liner into the bottom plate at the top of your smoke chamber. We hand parge the smoke chamber with insulated mortar. We then install a top plate and attach the liner at the top, and top it off with a stainless steel damper cap. Once all of this is complete you have all new components inside your chimney and can resume making memories with your family in front of the fire.
This liner comes with a 25 year warranty from the manufacturer with annual cleaning and inspection by a Nationally Certified Chimney Sweep. Shane’s Chimney Care guarantees every liner we install.
- Heatshields -
HeatShield® Cerfractory Flue Sealant and Repair
Resurfacing of flue with CSIA approved HeatShield® Cerfractory Flue Sealant. The HeatShield Refractory Flue Sealant material restores the integrity of your chimney’s flue to vent hazardous flue gases from your home, it eliminates the dangers in your chimney caused by gaps, cracks, and spalling.
Your chimney will be restored to its original peak level of safety and efficiency.
This will bring the flue up to safety standards and code to comply with IRC R1003.11
This product comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer with annual sweeping and inspection by a Factory Trained HeatShield® Dealer.
- PCR and Smoke Parging -
What You Need to Know About Creosote
Fireplaces and wood stoves are designed to safely contain wood-fuel fires, while providing heat for a home. The chimneys that serve them have the job of expelling the by-products of combustion – the substances produced when wood burns. These include smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog and assorted minerals. As these substances exit the fireplace or wood stove, and flow up into the relatively cooler chimney, condensation occurs. The resulting residue that sticks to the inner walls of the chimney is called creosote.
Creosote is a black or brown residue that can be crusty and flaky…tar-like, drippy and sticky…or shiny and hardened. All forms are highly combustible. If it builds up in sufficient quantities – and the internal flue temperature is high enough – the result could be a chimney fire.
Smoke Chamber Parging
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), defective smoke chambers are the third leading cause of chimney related house fires. For the safety and efficiency of your fireplace, it is important that any gaps, cracks, or holes in the smoke chamber be sealed and the brick corbelling be hand parged smooth.
We have tried many different products and application methods for parging smoke chambers, and we believe the best product on the market is Chamber Safe and that the only method that will bring your chimney up to code is hand parging. With Shane’s Chimney Care we will hand parge your smoke chamber with Chamber Safe insulated refractory mortar to comply with IRC R1001.8
Meets ASTM Standards E-196, C199 & C401
Parging will insulate, reduce clearance to combustibles, add needed structural strength, and at the same time shape the smoke chamber for efficient flow of smoke and gases.