Chimney Relining for Your Wisconsin Property
Custom Restoration is Here for All Your Chimney Needs
Improperly lined chimneys do not work as efficiently as they should. Warm air can linger inside the chimney, which reacts to the cooling of the masonry and can create moisture which damages the lining. Chimneys can then deteriorate over time from the inside out. When chimneys get old or don't receive the annual maintenance they need, they create issues in your home. Once this happens, expensive chimney repairs are often needed.
Custom Restoration is here to help you with all your chimney relining needs! If the inner liner in your chimney is cracked, deteriorated, oversized or has difficulty ventilating smoke, creosote and soot, you need to have it replaced. Relining allows for improved chimney performance and proper ventilation. With over 20 years of experience in the masonry restoration industry, we guarantee you’ll get the best service possible and the best deal available.
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What is chimney relining?
Liners channel heat and gases up and out of the chimney while also blocking heat from starting fires with combustible materials around the chimney. Relining is the installation of a new clay liner to protect the inside of the chimney and ensure smoke, creosote, and soot are ventilated properly. Clay tile flues are the traditional favorite since they are least costly. Regular cleaning of your liner is the only maintenance required.
Custom Restorations uses SOLID/FLUE chimney lining systems for relining and restoring old, damaged and worn-out chimney flues. This seamless flue will strengthen and insulate your chimney for years. Chimney relining is the most cost-effective solution for when the interior lining of a chimney is cracked or damaged. It's a much more affordable alternative to replacing the chimney altogether.
Most Common Signs of Chimney Damage
If you notice any of the following signs, it may be crucial for the health and safety of you and your family that you get your chimney repaired or relined:
Efflorescence – Unusual white stains on chimney bricks is a sure sign of excessive moisture in the masonry. This can cause havoc and make your chimney unsafe for use.
Deteriorated mortar joints – Damaged mortar joints can increase the amount of moisture leaking into your chimney, which can further deteriorate the masonry. Tuckpointing is a great fix for this.
Spalling bricks – Spalling is when moisture penetrates brick masonry and breaks it apart, causing damage to the structure of your chimney.
Deteriorated flashing – Chimney flashing is a metal sheet that creates a watertight seal between your chimney and the roof. If your flashing is damaged, then it's likely your chimney is damaged too.
No matter what happened to your chimney’s lining, Custom Restoration Inc. can help you fix it. Our team of professionals fix, construct, and restore masonry for homes and commercial buildings throughout southeast Wisconsin.