Construction Performance Guidelines
CHIMNEY SERVING SOLID-FUEL-BURNING (WOOD, PELLET, ETC.) APPLIANCE DOES NOT DRAW PROPERLY
Chimneys serving solid-fuel-burning appliances shall be installed in accordance with the Building Code.
One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health & Safety Violations. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by a homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.
Chimneys not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.
Chimneys may not draw properly if: · adjacent buildings, trees or high winds create downdrafts · the chimney is plugged · the chimney is cold · the combustion air supply for the appliance is restricted. Opening a window may help the chimney draw properly. Inspecting and cleaning the chimney is part of regular home maintenance.