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Do I need a chimney liner?

I am writing this, not to give a blanket statement, but to let homeowners know the facts about steel liners. Last year, we received hundreds of calls from people requesting quotes to install a steel liner in their chimney. In many cases, these customers were told that a steel liner was required for their site-built, brick fireplace. Let me be clear; steel liners are expensive. And in this case, most of the time, are NOT needed. Brick fireplaces are, 99% of the time, part of the original construction of a home. They would, theoretically, have been constructed in compliance with […]