Back in the early days of manned space flights, the most tense moments What is HeatShield- And Can I Benefit From It- Fort Wayne, In- Old Smokey's Fireplace & Chimney-w800-h597occurred during reentry. (And it’s still the case.) As the world awaited word of a safe landing, the chief concern was: Is the space capsule’s heat shield intact? Without a properly working heat shield, the flight would end in a fiery disaster. When it comes to your home and its chimney, what’s the role of a heat shield?

Although the circumstances are less dramatic and dire than space travel, your home may be a good candidate for HeatShield. HeatShield is a masonry flue lining sealant that protects and restores the workmanship of your chimney system. As with the heat shield that protects astronauts and cosmonauts, it helps performance and prevents potential disaster.

Devised by Cecure Chimney Systems, HeatShield uses a specially formulated sealant to restore the integrity of your chimney’s flue. Applying this sealant corrects fissures caused by gaps, cracks, or masonry spalling. This consequently allows your chimney to properly vent hazardous gases. When Old Smokey’s technicians apply the HeatShield sealant to your flue lining, we aim to restore your chimney to its optimum level of safety and efficiency.

What is the best way to know if your chimney needs a new liner or any other repair? Sign up with Old Smokey’s to get a professional inspection. A careful inspection by a qualified professional is a common-sense way to start. Instead of relying on guesswork or possibly erroneous conclusions, rely on Old Smokey’s pros to discern if you have hidden dangers lurking within your chimney or any of its interior parts.

With an Old Smokey’s professional chimney inspection, we can evaluate the condition of your flue, the chimney lining, the bricks and masonry, and the flashing and sealant. An Old Smokey’s trained technician is a smart place to start, and a smart place to finish if you need to have HeatShield applied.

What might be reasons for you to go the HeatShield route? HeatShield sealant can address hidden chimney dangers associated with deteriorated, cracked or spalled clay flue liners. It is wise and beneficial to correct these defects early, before they further erode your chimney and pose a health or safety threat.
HeatShield was developed in Europe over 20 years ago. Its proprietary Cerfractory technology employs a ceramic/refractory coating that withstands moisture, corrosive flue gases, and temperatures in excess of 2900°F. It’s a superior chimney sealant.

Old Smokey’s is proud to be among a select group of independent HeatShield installers. Old Smokey’s technicians receive factory training and use custom tools as qualified HeatShield professionals.

Incidentally, HeatShield is made from recycled and naturally occurring materials. For many homeowners HeatShield costs less than rebuilding your chimney or removing flue tiles before having your chimney relined. And HeatShield® is covered by a limited 20-year material warranty.

For HeatShield as well as other chimney repairs or maintenance, depend on Old Smokey’s. Our 30+ years of experience speaks volumes about the trust we’ve built throughout northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and midsouth Michigan.

Call 260-424-0009 or 800-876-6539, or schedule an appointment online. Find out if the benefits of HeatShield are right for your home.