Protect Your Chimney Chase With A High-Quality Chase Cover
Every chimney needs protection, whether it’s a masonry chimney or a prefabricated unit. On a masonry chimney, the chimney crown plays a major role in protection, and works to close off the chimney stack from water and animal intrusion. On a prefabricated chimney, this portion of the system is known as the chase cover or chase top.
What Is A Chase Cover Or Chase Top?
A chimney chase cover, or chimney chase top, is a metal cover that sits on top of a wooden or metal chimney chase structure to seal it off from the outside. Chase covers are designed to prevent water from entering the inside of the chimney chase, where it could do all sorts of damage to the system components. A quality chase cover can help prevent liner deterioration, rusted dampers and fireboxes, and more.
Here in the LA area, most homes in most neighborhoods were built with galvanized sheet metal chimney chase covers. Unfortunately, these chase covers only have an average life span of about 7 years. Heat from the fireplace, and rain and environmental conditions can contribute to the breakdown of the chase cover’s galvanized coating, leaving the metal completely unprotected and susceptible to rust.
Although rust on a chimney’s exterior is unsightly, it is more than just a cosmetic problem. If left unchecked, rust can continue to deteriorate the chase cover, eating holes in the cover and allowing water from rain and melting snow to access your home and cause interior damage to the chimney and nearby walls.
We Carry & Install The Best Chase Covers On The Market
We sell and install high-quality, stainless steel and copper chase covers that can give your chase and your home long-lasting protection. When you choose stainless steel or copper, you can rest assured that your chase will be protected from water and rust, year after year.
We Also Fabricate Custom Chase Covers!
Looking for something special? We also fabricate custom chase covers! One of our expert technicians will measure your chimney chase top and design and create a chase cover that’s a perfect fit for your chimney and your taste!
Request Your Quote Today!
If you’ve noticed water in your chimney system or rust on the exterior of your chimney chase, or if it’s been a while since you’ve had your system professionally inspected, give The Chimney Sweeper a call at 800-760-6567. We’ll evaluate your chase cover and install or fabricate a new one that’s guaranteed to meet your needs. Click here to request a quote online!