CHIMNEY CHASE COVER North Sea
New Chimney Chase Cover IN North Sea, NY
A chimney chase cover is a cap (usually stainless or galvanized steel, copper or aluminum) used solely for a factory-built, prefab fireplace chimney’s flue top. Chimney chase covers (also known as top pans) cover the outermost top of the flue opening and are therefore subject to more of North Sea‘s weather than any other part of the chimney and tend to need more inspections more often.
Chimney Cap, Chase and Cover Replacement
Just this week we received an email from a North Sea homeowner who waited too long to replace his rusting chimney chase cover. Because he waited so long, everything else needed to be replaced too… we replaced the chimney chase, the chase cover and the chase cap.
Don’t get us wrong, everything now looks, works and functions beautifully, but a simple chimney inspection by a pro like us a couple of years earlier would have saved this North Sea homeowner hundreds of dollars this week.
Do You Need A New Chimney Chase Cover?
- Galvanized steel: the lowest cost – will rust quickly and need to be replaced soon after installation so it’s usually best not to use.
- Aluminum: won’t rust – but is generally too soft for a chase cap. As a practical matter it’s not a good choice.
- Stainless steel: the strongest choice – costs more than galvanized steel – but will last forever. Stainless steel is considered the best choice.
- Copper: the top quality choice – but the price tag reflects that. Copper chase covers are generally very expensive.
- There’s water flowing into the chimney
- There’s water pooling on the top of your chimney chase cover
- Rust is visible from the outside (which means it’s worse on the inside!)
- There’s obvious damage to chase cover itself
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