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Chimney Repairs: Liners, FireGuard, Flues, Caps, and More

Lining / Flue Repairs: Fireguard and Stainless Steel Chimney Liners

Childress Chimneys installs and repairs chimney liners using two different solutions. Fireguard or stainless steel may be chosen depending on the severity of the problem.

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A flue is simply a path of escape for gases from a fire. The lining is essentially the structure that creates the flue. Chimneys are typically built with a Terra Cotta flue. They are installed in short lengths, joined by mortar. If the mortar joints crack or crumble, they can be resealed (essentially "patched") using the Fireguard System. Fireguard is a patented process where a new special mortar coating is applied with pressure to fill and reseal cracks in the flue lining.

If the Terra Cotta liners themselves are cracked and/or too damaged to reseal with Fireguard, they can be removed and replaced with a stainless steel chimney liner.

Chimney Dampers and Caps

A damper on the chimney allows you to close the flue when your fireplace is not in use. This helps to keep your in-home temperature where you want it, as you don't have hot air escaping through your chimney. Chimney caps protect your chimney from a variety of hazards, including rain, leaves, animals, and birds looking to build nests. Childress Chimney Services installs and replaces dampers and chimney caps.

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Signs that you need a chimney inspection or repair:

- visible cracks / breaking
- smoke in the house
- smoke coming through cracks on the outside
- water and or wind coming in through chimney
- don't know when your last chimney service was done

Does Insurance Cover Chimney Repairs?

In many cases where a chimney is damaged by a disaster, chimney repairs are covered by insurance. This might include a tree falling onto a house, a house fire, an earthquake, etc. We have worked with insurance in these situations before, and we can help you through the process.



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