As winter approaches, many homeowners start to think about insulation. Could adding attic insulation make things warmer during the winter? One of the types of insulation that many homeowners completely forget about is chimney liner insulation.
What Is Chimney Liner Insulation?
Chimney liner insulation can improve the safety and efficiency of your chimney system, all while reducing your cost of maintenance. The insulation helps to keep combustion gasses hot until they exit through the chimney flue, which means that the liner in your chimney will accumulate less dangerous creosote and moisture.
The two main types of chimney liner insulation are the insulation blanket and vermiculite chimney insulation mix. An insulation blanket is made from high-density insulation material, and it is wrapped around the length of the chimney liner. This process does add to the diameter of the chimney liner, so it may not be appropriate for more narrow chimneys. Never use fiberglass or traditional home insulation to insulate your chimney liner, as it is typically not rated for high temperatures.
The second type of chimney liner insulation is vermiculite chimney insulation mix. This insulation will be mixed and poured around your liner for a high-quality finished product. After a week, the insulation will be dry, and it will be safe to use your chimney again.
Do You Need Chimney Liner Insulation?
If you are preparing to install a new stainless steel chimney liner, one of the decisions you need to make is whether or not you want to add chimney liner insulation. If you are using a stainless steel chimney liner, insulation is always an excellent idea. Insulation helps the flue to heat up quickly and reach higher temperatures with ease. As a result, this prevents inadequate drafts and reduces the likelihood that creosote will form. Clean Sweep Maryland can help you to select the appropriate chimney liner insulation for your situation and chimney and inspect your chimney to make sure it is safe and creosote-free.
Get Chimney Liner Insulation for Your Chimney Today
Clean Sweep Maryland has the professional equipment necessary to remove any amount of creosote from your chimney, along with performing repairs to your chimney, your liner or your insulation. Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and gutter cleaning services designed to keep your home in wonderful condition and your family safe.