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Chimney Chase Covers Are A Must-Have

Chase covers fit over the top, outermost opening of chimneys with wood, metal, or vinyl siding, and are designed to keep precipitation, debris and animals out of your chimney. Most modern chase covers are custom made to ensure an exacting fit, whereas the ones that were installed by the builder when your home was constructed were most likely of the one-size-fits-most variety.

Having a chase cover that does what it’s supposed to do is extremely important and absolutely necessary for the longevity of your entire chimney system. Because of the job it performs, a fully functional chase cover is more than just an option—it’s a necessity!

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Options, Options, And More Options 

Everyone loves knowing that they have options. For those of you in the market for a new chase cover, we’ve got options for you, too. There are three main materials used in the production of chimney chase covers: galvanized steel, stainless steel and copper.

  • Galvanized steel covers are the least expensive of the bunch; unfortunately, they may need to be replaced every few years.
  • Stainless steel is the strongest of the three materials. It costs a bit more up front than galvanized steel, however, the mere fact that it won’t rust through in a few years and should never need to be replaced again more than makes up for the increased initial investment.
  • Copper is, by far, the highest quality choice and is accompanied by the largest price tag as well; if you find yourself in the market for that patina look, you can’t go wrong with copper.

Rust Damage And Your Chase Cover

Many homeowners don’t know that their galvanized chase cover has begun to rust because it’s all the way up on top of the chimney, which isn’t exactly the easiest place to see. Sometimes it’s easier to spot a rusted chase cover after it has rained. This is due to the fact that when the water runs off of the chimney cap and down the sides of your chimney, it carries the rust down the sides with it, leaving stains and discoloration in its wake.

It is your responsibility as a homeowner to have this problem repaired as quickly as possible to prevent more significant damage from occurring. If rust damage isn’t repaired, the middle of the cover may begin to sink in, which will cause it to accumulate water, leaves and other debris. This puts additional stress on your already damaged cover, which could cause it to cave in completely if left untreated.

Replacing Your Old Chase Cover

If you’re in the market for a chase cover for your chimney, either as a replacement for a damaged cover, or as an enhancement for your chimney, contact the pros at Olde Town Chimney Sweeps today. Our professional technicians will inspect your entire chimney system and, if necessary, will properly fit a chase cover to your chimney’s exact dimensions. It is this customization that helps to ensure that your chimney is properly sealed from the elements; a one-size-fits-most type of chase cover simply cannot provide the same level of protection.

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