A Step in Time installs stainless steel chimney liners. Many masonry chimneys have a terra cotta flue tile liner. These liners are very effective as a heat insulator if they experience a chimney fire, but are also very brittle and usually crack when they are exposed to thermal shock. NFPA 211 (national fire codes) state that these liners should be repaired or replaced when they crack.
A very good way to correct these problems is to install stainless steel chimney liners. Many of these liners have lifetime warranties and can effectively handle the thermal stress of chimney fires. Most homeowner’s insurance policy coverage includes chimney fire damage.
The insurance companies understand that the cost of a chimney liner is cheaper than the cost of an entire house. Call A Step in Time for your stainless steel chimney liner needs.
Ray Gessner, P.E. is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He is a licensed professional engineer with master’s degree in civil engineering.
Rufus Jones is the Northern Virginia future franchisee. Rufus has been working at A Step in Time for over 10 years and is a wonderful person.
Frances Verhofstadt is the corporate office manager and has wored in customer service her entire life. She has a wonderful personality and is Ray’s mother in law.
Jeff Hughes has known Ray for over 15 years. Jeff is currently in charge of the corporate expansion of the Greater Richmond area. Jeff is definitely an intelligent and great chimney technician.