What are Chimney Liner Industry Standards?
The average homeowner doesn't think about their chimney very often. Purchasing a chimney liner isn't something you do every day, or even every year. For this reason, you're not up-to-date on all the latest industry information, technology, materials, and standards. That's nothing to worry about! We are industry experts, so we can tell you everything you need to know. One thing we're asked about regularly is chimney liner industry standards. Let's do a quick breakdown of this right now.
First, let's quickly discuss your chimney liner. Your chimney is way more than a hole going up through the roof. By safely transferring potentially deadly gases out of your house, your chimney liner is one of the most important safety features inside your house! A chimney liner is a crucial part of your overall home fuel burning system. If you have a fireplace, woodstove, water heater, or gas, coal or oil-fired furnace, it is attached to a venting system designed to safely remove combustion gases. Your fireplace or woodstove insert will vent its gases up the chimney, as do possibly a few others.
You don't want your living room or kitchen filling with smoke! A properly lined chimney improves the performance of your fuel burning system in several ways, this being the main one. It will also improve the draft of your system so that you burn fuel more efficiently. When the nasty stuff is venting out, you will have less buildup of creosote and ash inside your chimney. If this buildup catches on fire, your entire home is in danger of going up in flames. Your chimney liner also extends the life of your chimney itself. It does this by keeping water and other corrosive compounds from damaging bricks and degrading mortar. Think of it like a self-cleaning method!
Now, let's move on to discuss the industry standards. In order to accomplish all of these things, your chimney liner has to be correctly sized, made of appropriate materials, and installed in the proper manner as well. If your chimney liner is Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved and meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and solid fuel burning appliances (NFPA 211), you can be confident that your system will be safe and efficient and provide you with decades of good service. This is what you're looking for when you're shopping. We make it easy to know these things when you shop our website. For instance, our FireFlex 316Ti Basic Flexible Chimney Liner Kit clearly states it is "UL1777 Listed in the USA Underwriter Laboratories."
If your chimney liner installation conforms to chimney liner industry standards, your chimney should give you many years of safe and efficient operation. This is what we want for you! That is why we make it so easy to find exactly what you're looking for to buy a new chimney liner online through our website. Whether you need a kit or just one piece, we have it ready for you!