If you have a clay chimney flue liner, or no flue liner at all, HeatShield is a revolutionary product that we at Environmental Chimney Sweep would like to tell you more about because we are so excited about what HeatShield can do for your chimney. We have had a lot of frequently asked questions about HeatShield, so we would like to answer these questions to inform you of this economical and environmentally friendly method of restoring or adding a clay chimney flue liner.
Why would I need to use HeatShield on my chimney?
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, cracks, gaps, and spalling in your clay chimney flue and/or in the bricks and mortar of your chimney itself can present serious risks to your health and the health of your family as well as your home; all because your chimney cannot correctly nor efficiently perform its main job of containing and venting away the toxic by-products of combustion.
How exactly does HeatShield restore my chimney flue liner?
A specially formulated “Cerfractory” sealant material that restores the integrity of your chimney’s flue to vent toxic gases from the house, HeatShield uses two different chimney flue liner repair methods as well as a CeCure Sleeve Relining System, all depending on the condition of your clay flue liner, to eliminate the dangers in your chimney caused by gaps, cracks, and spalling for years to come.
What are the two different HeatShield chimney flue liner repair methods?
The first, the Joint Repair System is for liners that are only in need of repair of deteriorated mortar joints. During this method, a customized-to-your-chimney foam applicator and blade are inserted into your chimney and positioned below gaps and voids. The HeatShield Cerfractory Flue Sealant mixture is added to fill every gap and void in your flue. After each gap or void is repaired, the blade comes across it to smoothen it out. The second method, the Resurfacing System is for cracked or spalled yet otherwise still sound flues and works by applying a coating of HeatShield Cerfractory Flue Sealant to the entire chimney flue. Both of these repair methods are scanned upon completion by video for verification of proper installment.
What is the CeCure Sleeve Relining System?
If a chimney has serious damage or has no liner at all, the CeCure Sleeve Relining System, a thin profile, ceramic insulation which is reinforced with stainless steel fabric and sandwiched between two layers of HeatShield Cerfractory Flue Sealant, is used. Your newly lined chimney will be video scanned to ensure it has been properly installed.
What exactly does “Cerfractory” mean?
According to the company’s website the term is a combination of “ceramic” and “refractory,” the types of coatings used in creating the HeatShield mixture when it was developed in Europe over 20 years ago.
Do technicians have to go through specialized training to apply HeatShield repair methods?
Yes, and not only do technicians have to be trained by the HeatShield factory, but the company only selects independent companies like Environmental Chimney Sweep to use HeatShield based on industry certifications and experience.
If you have more questions about HeatShield, contact Environmental Chimney Sweep today to ask our trained and experienced staff. We are happy to answer any question you may have about this revolutionary product.