Many homes with built-in chimneys have a wood framed chimney chase that contains a venting system that exhausts smoke and gases while drawing in air for combustion from the outside. These structures can be covered with siding that matches your home’s exterior or they can be covered with brick or stone as well.
At the top of this Chimney Chase is a Chimney Chase Cover which is typically a metal pan that covers the structure to guard against water intrusion, along with a termination cap which is attached to your venting system inside the chimney chase.
A chase cover is a metal pan on top of a prefab or factory-built type chimney. These covers are usually made of galvanized metal and if not properly installed, can hold rainwater and eventually rust. This will lead to holes in the chase cover that will result in rainwater leaking into the fireplace area. The leaking water will cause extensive damage to the firebox and surrounding frame, ceiling, and attic, costing thousands to repair. Our Certified Chimney Professionals are trained to spot these problems and, in most cases, can prevent future expensive repairs. We offer stainless steel chase covers with welded seams as well as a “cross-break” and drip edge that sheds water off and away from the chimney and flashing. The chase cover can also be powder-coated in a variety of colors. We can provide you with an honest estimate for replacing the chase cover if needed.
Chimney chase tops are the first defense against the elements when it comes to protecting your pre-fab or factory built fireplace and venting system. The chase top will not only protect your chimney and flue from damages due to moisture, debris, and pests, but it will also enhance the appearance of your chimney. Our chimney chase top installations meet or exceed NFPA Codes and Standards.
Homeowners know they can trust Advanced Chimney Sweep for Expert Chimney Chase Top Repairs and Installation across Georgia and South Carolina. We serve the Greater Augusta GA area, Martinez GA, Evans GA, Dearing GA, Hephzibah GA, Groveton GA, Blythe GA, the entire CSRA (Central Augusta River Area) and the South Carolina Midlands region, Lexington SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Blythewood SC, West Columbia SC, Forest Acres SC, Bamberg SC, and other nearby communities.
Our Certified Chimney Professionals help homeowners protect their chimney chase and home from water damage with chimney chase top repair and installation.