Protect Your Prefab Chimney With A Quality Chase Cover

Prefabricated chimneys (also known as factory-built or manufactured chimneys) are incredibly popular options for today’s homeowners, but like masonry chimneys, there are multiple factors that determine their longevity and water-tightness. One of the most important factors is the quality and condition of the chase cover.

What Is A Chase Cover?

The chase cover is a metal covering at the top of the metal, wood, or vinyl chimney chase. Just like a chimney crown, the chase cover (in conjunction with the chimney cap) provides protection and prevents water and other outside elements from getting into and damaging the chimney itself.

Although prefabricated chimneys come stock with a chase cover, these are typically made of galvanized aluminum which can rust in just a few short years, leaving stains all down your chase and allowing water to enter your chimney. When this happens, or to prevent it from happening altogether, many homeowners opt to have the stock chase cover replaced with a chase cover that’s constructed of a tougher, stronger, more rust-resistant material like stainless steel or copper. 

Invest In The Best With CinderBox Chimney Services

So how can you tell if it’s time to have your chase cover replaced? Well, you really don’t want to wait until you have a water problem or unattractive rust stains covering your chase, so it’s best to have your chase cover replaced before or in the early stages of deterioration. That’s why NFPA 211 chimney inspections are so important. When you have your chimney inspected from top to bottom by a CSIA-certified chimney professional each and every year, you can be confident you’ll know when it’s time to replace your chase cover before chimney leaks and rust stains alert you to the problem.

Here at The Cinder Box, we stock and install the highest quality and most durable stainless steel and copper chase covers available and provide expert installation. And no matter how large or small your chimney chase is, we guarantee a perfect fit. With a stainless steel or copper cover installed by a professional at the top of your prefabricated chimney, you can put water worries and rust stains to rest.

To learn more or to schedule a chase cover installation service, please give us a call at 317-442-8440 or reach out to us through our online appointment request form. We look forward to speaking with you!


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