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Chase Cover Replacement & Installation

A factory-built appliance and chimney system is generally installed with a chase cover at the top of the chimney, providing protection much like a chimney crown does on a standard masonry chimney. The chase cover arms the chase against the elements — rain, sleet, snow, ice, and other materials that you’d be better off not having in your chimney.

Chase covers are constructed out of metal — stainless steel, copper, or galvanized metal — and installed correctly, can be durable parts of your system. But different factors can contribute to problems with a chase cover, particularly those made out of galvanized metal. If these covers are installed in a way that allows water to pool, it can rust and degrade the chase cover. Sometimes small holes from nails or screws allow water to rust and corrode the metal as well. The durability of galvanized metal chase covers varies, but it’s not uncommon to see a need for repair in as little as five years.

How Can I Tell If There’s A Problem With My Chase Cover?

The first sign of damage to your galvanized metal chase cover is rust. If streaks appear, running down the cover, they indicate that water has breached it, and could be making its way into your chimney system and potentially your home. At the first sign of rust streaks, we recommend calling Advanced Chimney Techniques and having our CSIA-certified technicians take a look — we can tell you how serious your problem is and provide a solution.

If You Need A Replacement Chase Cover, We’ll Go Over Your Options With You

Different materials have different benefits, and if you’re having a chase cover replaced, we can go over all the pros and cons with you, so you can make an informed decision about the best product for your home.

Chase Cover Choices

Galvanized Metal
Galvanized metal is commonly used because it tends to be a very affordable material. But it’s also not as durable as some other materials, like stainless steel and copper. For the most part, we see galvanized metal chase covers lasting between five and fifteen years.

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel isn’t prone to rust and corrosion, and is a great, durable material for several different applications. You’ll pay more for stainless steel than you will for galvanized metal, but you can also expect it to last longer and to retain its beauty.

Copper
Copper isn’t as appealing to particularly cost-conscious homeowners either, but it has some marked benefits. Copper is a very durable metal that you can expect to last for a long time and many people love the bright patina that it develops as it weathers.

We Handle Repairs, Replacements And Installations On All Kinds Of Factory-Built Products

Whether you need a chase cover replaced, a new Class A Chimney, or a brand new factory-built fireplace, Advanced Chimney Techniques can do it all. Give us a call and tell us about your needs or schedule an appointment online — we’d love to help keep you and your family “safe and warm”.

 

Chimney caps provide a lot of needed protection for your chimney, so ask us about this simple but important chimney installation.

*We charge $50 at the time an estimate is provided for work, but we will be happy to apply it toward any work you hire us to perform.



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