Most chimneys are made of brick and mortar because people enjoy the look and feel of them. However, if you’re looking to update your fireplace, it’s a good idea to consider a new venting system. We recommend getting a manufactured chimney as it’s a cheap and effective heating source. Not only do we have the knowledge and expertise to direct you to the best option, but we also have the skills to install manufactured chimneys!
Why A Manufactured Chimney?
A manufactured chimney is constructed of multiple walls of metal or plastic, and they are lighter than your typical masonry chimney. Although you may think brick and mortar chimneys are indestructible, but over time, precipitation will corrode it. Rainwater get into the pores of the masonry chimney and wear it down. If a chimney starts to leak, it can cause serious structural damage to it along with the weakening the walls and ceiling of your fireplace on the inside of your home. This is one of the main reasons to consider a manufactured chimney.
If you have noticed chimney damage or if you have changed your heating system, it’s a great time to consider a manufactured chimney. They are easy to install, and they are cheaper than traditional masonry chimneys. A manufactured chimney also requires less clearance between the fireplace and the combustible materials in your room.
Manufactured Chimney Pros
There are so many reasons that a manufactured chimney can be a great alternative to a traditional fireplace. First, the installation itself is quick and less labor intensive, which saves you money. Another reason is the cost of materials; they are less expensive than the brick and mortar chimneys.
A manufactured chimney also weighs less than brick and mortar chimneys, which means less wear and tear on your floor. Most importantly, many of the new manufactured chimney systems are approved for all fuel types. When you choose a chimney that’s U.L. tested and approved for all fuel types, you know for sure that you won’t have to worry about replacing your chimney for many years.
Let Us Help!
If you’re thinking about replacing your chimney, give Firesafe Chimney Services a call and let us help you learn all about manufactured chimneys.