Why do I need an insulated chimney?
There are many reasons, but the most important is to keep you and your family safe. The chimney systems we carry are all UL Listed to the 103HT standard, which means they were tested and deemed safe up to 2100 degrees F.
I don't see any 45 or 90 degree elbows, where are they?
There are none. To eliminate the possibility of dangerous hot spots in your chimney, you are not permitted to have more than a 30 degree elbow in any Class-A chimney.
Do I have to enclose the chimney?
Check with your local codes, but in most areas, you do not have to run the chimney in a chase when outside. In living areas, you should always have a chase surrounding your chimney.
What is a chase?
It is a framed "box" that surrounds your chimney. Many people use a chase on the outside to cover up the stainless chimney. They then cover the chase with cultured stone, brick, or siding that matches the home. A chase really dresses up the chimney on the exterior, but greatly adds to the overall cost.
Will I get instructions?
Yes! But we encourage you to download the instructions before you buy, so you can get an idea what you will need to do and how to plan your project. We have links to download instructions on each chimney product page.