Transferring hot air and chemicals through a fireplace flue is heavy-duty work. The use of improper chimney ducts can lead to complications such as; fire hazards, structural damage to the chimney, and hazardous materials and fumes coming back into the building. To handle the high temperature operating conditions, we recommend using heat resistant a stainless steel or an aluminum chimney duct. At Ducting.com, we have multiple flexible chimney pipe options to provide you with the necessary tools for safe and effective operation. By using stainless steel or aluminum chimney ducts to disperse heat and smoke, you can protect the aesthetic of your brick or clay chimney exterior from corrosion and damage.
Corrosion is a serious issue that significantly reduces the lifespan of a fireplace flue. Fortunately, stainless steel and aluminum resist corrosion damage caused by moisture, chemicals, and fumes. Our stainless steel chimney ducts are an excellent long-term investment because they are resistant to chemicals and materials that would cause severe damage to clay and brick chimney ducts. Along with great resistance to corrosive materials, the stainless steel construction of some our hose materials is heat resistant up to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit.
With temperature resistance up 1650 degrees Fahrenheit, our stainless steel chimney ducts are perfect for the high temperature demands of chimney ventilation. Using a heat resistant fireplace flue is extremely important for the safety of fireplace operations as well as the integrity of the chimney structure itself. Using a flexible chimney duct that is made of stainless steel or aluminum protects you from the risk of costly structural damage to your chimney. An added benefit to our heat resistant flexible chimney liner is the metals’ excellent durability.
Looking at the product itself, it is easy to see why aluminum chimney ducts are the premier flexible chimney liner choice of many. Ours can come in sections of 5 and 10 feet – a few lengths should be more than sufficient to provide ventilation for all by the tallest of chimneys. Additionally, when it comes to attaching segments of flexible chimney liner to one another, we’ve got you covered; hose connectors are a commonplace accessory that can be found in multiple different styles.
These lengths additionally come with interior diameters (IDs) the run from as narrow as 2 inched across to 12 inches in diameter. It is virtually safe to say that, no matter what the size of your chimney’s interior, we are sure to have the right diameter of flexible ducting.
Regardless of which you go with, you –the consumer- should know that our stainless steel and aluminum ducts are flexible and feature self-supported construction. This durable feature gives you the flexibility to bend and maneuver the hose to provide great airflow for your chimney, while at same time giving the chimney great stability and durability. These flexible chimney pipe products are also crush resistant, allowing them to be resistant to damage from external sources.
We know protecting your homes (and chimneys) is one of your biggest concerns. Thankfully, by using flexible chimney liner, you will be alleviating one of the biggest risk factors inherent to your home: chimney fires. Though the capability for damage may seem overstated, it is more of a risk than it may seem. In 2013, for example, chimneys and fireplaces were responsible for roughly 23,000 residential fires in the United States (according to information obtained from the United States Fire Administration). Do not take chances: get yourself protective chimney ducts today and avoid the problem altogether.
Whether you are looking for resistance to corrosive damage, heat resistance, or durability, our flex ducting makes a great fit for your chimney exhaust needs. Take a look at our online catalog of products to find the perfect flexible chimney liner. If you would like assistance on selecting the perfect product for you, give one of ducting specialists a call today!