We Replace Worn, Rusted-Out Chase Covers For Effective, Long-Lasting Protection Against Prefab Chimney Leaks
If you have a prefabricated or factory-built chimney, you share one thing in common with someone with a masonry chimney: you need to keep water out! Prefab chimneys can rust and rapidly deteriorate if water makes its way into the system — and those repair costs can add up fast!
Whether your chase is made of metal, vinyl, or wood, the chase cover is a key component in the fight to stay dry. Essentially, it is to a prefab chimney what a chimney crown is to a masonry chimney.
But if it’s so important, why is the chase cover so often to blame for chimney leaks and water damage?
Well, unfortunately, many chase covers are made of whatever sheet metal the contractor had laying around when the chimney was installed. Not all sheet metal is created equal and not all metal is equipped to withstand the constant exposure to moisture that the chimney chase experiences. This can cause premature failure on the part of the chase cover.
Likewise, weaker metals will often sag under the weight of water. The more the chase cover sags, the more it will pool water. Eventually this can lead to a full chase cover collapse.
So, how do you know if your chase cover is causing a leak in your home?
Here are some of the tell-tale signs:
- rust on your chase cover
- rust streaks down the chase of your prefab chimney
- a rotting, water-stained chase (if your chase is wood)
- water staining and discoloration on your chase (if your chase is vinyl sided)
- water or rust inside of your fireplace
- wood rot in your attic near the chimney
Schedule Your Chase Cover Inspection & Replacement Today For Proven Water Protection Tomorrow & Well Into The Future
If you’re concerned about your chase cover and you’d like to have yours inspected and/or replaced, C&C Chimney’s CSIA-certified chimney sweeps are ready and able to help.
We provide thorough chimney inspections and our team has years of experience installing new chase covers. We’ll custom fit a corrosion-resistant stainless steel chase cover to your chimney and make sure it’s watertight and ready to effectively keep your prefab chimney protected.
Ready to schedule? We travel all throughout the greater Tulsa area and our team is ready to serve you with prompt, courteous, professional service, Monday through Saturday. Call 918-396-8296 or reach out to us here on our website to get started today.