We have an old heatilator fireplace in our 1960's house. I called a well recommended Fireplace guy to replace the rotted out damper, and he inspected the fireplace and told me (and showed me) that there is no liner in my chimney. He said that the heatilator box is shot and the fix is an insert and stainless steel liner. We bought our house about a year ago and used the fireplace all winter, so I do want a working fireplace. He quoted me about $4300.
My questions are this: What is your feedback for this scenario? Is this the proper fix for the problem? Is there an alternate workable fix that you can think of?
Thank you for your help.