Have you started to notice rust making its way down the sides of your chimney chase? It may be time to invest in a new chase cover. Just as a brick chimney has a crown to close off the top of the chimney and direct water away from it, a prefabricated or factory-built chimney will rely on a chase cover to do the same.
These metal covers typically come standard with any prefab chimney, but as is often the case with stock items, the stock chase cover isn’t the best out there. Many chase covers are made of aluminum or other weaker metals that are prone to rust and water damage. And once water starts rusting through, you’ll find rust streaks and staining down the sides of your chase, and likely find water damage inside of your chimney as well.
Although moisture is damaging to chimneys of all types, it can rather swiftly destroy a prefab chimney, as most of the components are made of metal. That’s why it’s important to act fast and it’s one of the many reasons we recommend annual chimney inspections. During an inspection, chase cover deterioration and leak vulnerabilities will be identified so you can address problems before they arise and proactively care for your chimney to prolong its service life. Is it time for an inspection of your chimney? Call on Champs. Our team is certified and experienced and follows the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines for all inspections. We know just what to look for and will provide you with a report on your chimney and any recommendations we may have.
If you’re in need of a new chase cover, you can count on Champs Chimney’s certified team to provide a perfect measurement, a perfect installation, and a perfect fit. We proudly offer high-quality, long-lasting stainless steel chase covers to our customers throughout the Capital District of New York State. Give your prefab chimney the protection it needs and deserves — call Champs Chimney today at 518-307-7370 to request your appointment.