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Dress the chimney - tips, costs, instructionsFor visual reasons, a chimney lining can certainly make sense. This is especially the case if, for example, the building substance of the fireplace leaves something to be desired after years and possibly even becomes cracked and brittle.
Accordingly, if the chimney to receive a disguise, there are numerous options available. For example, chimney linings made of slate (even in different colors) are very popular, but upholstery made of Eternit slabs or GRP is also currently very much in vogue.
An equally attractive "eye-catcher" are beyond the so-called Stülphauben. These can consist of zinc sheet, but also of copper or other materials.
Construction of a chimney lining made of slate
To ensure efficient ventilation even after years, the first thing to do is to place a scaffold that is upright to the chimney construction. Then a support plate is attached, which on the one hand gives more stability, on the other hand ensures a uniform air circulation.
It is important to ensure that a distance of two centimeters (or more) to the masonry is maintained, as this is the only way to ensure a continuous exchange of air. This is followed by the attachment of a bitumen layer, which is primarily intended to ensure protection against possible, penetrating moisture.
Only now follows the adjustment of the slate. According to experts, screwing the plates out
For reasons of stability more useful, than the attachment with nails.
Of course, in this context, the corners and edges of the chimney must not be forgotten. Special slate profiles also ensure that moisture can not penetrate.
To be on the safe side, a special cover (sheet metal, stainless steel et cetera) is attached to protect the covering against rain, snow, dew, hail and the like.
Zinc or copper: the cheaper option
An interesting alternative to higher-quality slate cladding is chimney linings made of copper or zinc. But also galvanized steel sheet is increasingly used. In any case, modern slate coverings are visually more appealing, but nevertheless galvanized steel sheet meets the high demands of consumers.
It is not for nothing that home builders or homeowners often prefer these variants to those made of copper or zinc. Even with the latter, of course, the reliable and permanent protection against the different weather conditions is in the foreground. Accordingly, here also rear vents are attached to the Stülphauben.
The cost of materials for zinc or copper cladding is much lower than slate; The same is true for claddings made of galvanized sheet steel. Depending on the amount of work involved, such a construction project can cost between € 600 and € 1,000. An effort that proves to be worthwhile - not only in terms of visuals.