Chimney Chase Covers
Chimney Chase Cover Repairs & Installations
When chimney chase covers become rusted or otherwise damaged, your chimney structure is at risk of major water intrusion. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney provides expert chimney chase cover repair and installation throughout Buffalo NY, Rochester NY, Webster NY, Amherst NY, West Seneca NY, Lancaster NY, Grand Island NY, Lewiston NY and other regional cities and towns.
Chimney chase covers (also called chase tops) offer a solid layer of protection against water at the top of your chimney. If you have a factory-made chimney, you likely have a chase cover. Over time, chase covers can become damaged and need to be repaired or replaced. When this happens, you need certified chimney repair professionals to handle the job.
Chimney Chase Cover Damage
If your chase cover is damaged, it’s possible that it’s made of lightweight aluminum or galvanized steel, both of which are susceptible to rusting and corrosion. When a cover is rusted, warped or ill-fitting, water can seep into the chimney flue and lead to significant component and structural damage. Water is a destructive force against bricks and mortar as well as metal fittings such as the fireplace damper.
Chimney liners can eventually suffer decay if water and moisture stay in constant contact with them. A broken liner then puts chimney masonry and combustible materials of the home at risk of fire and decomposition due to acidic smoke gasses.
The Best Chimney Chase Cover
Felgemacher recommends sturdy, long-lasting stainless steel chimney chase tops. When professionally installed, these components come with a lifetime warranty that covers rust, corrosion and manufacturer defects.
The chase tops we’ll provide for your chimney are made of rugged 24- to 20-guage stainless steel with welded seams. These devices feature creased tops to keep water from pooling on them. They come with various collar heights, side skirts and drip edges that prevent water from running down the chase siding.
Inferior chimney chase covers contain areas that collect water, causing rust to form quickly. When the reservoir overflows, ugly, rusty water runs down and stains everything it touches. While these rust stains are unsightly, they’re a good first clue that there’s a problem with your chase top that needs addressing.
A professional chimney inspection performed by our certified technicians is the first step in determining the condition of your chimney chase cover. Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney has been inspecting chimney structures and all their components for homeowners in the Buffalo NY and Rochester NY regions since 1953. We can quickly tell you whether your damaged chase top needs repair work or replacement.
When we install a beautiful new chimney chase cover for you, you’ll have many years of top, safe performance and a true stylish amenity at the top of your chimney. You’ll also have the guarantee that the work was done safely and correctly.
Other Chimney Services
Call us first for all necessary chimney services including:
- Chimney sweep to remove creosote
- Chimney obstruction cleaning
- Chimney repair & masonry work
- Smoke chamber parging
- Chimney crown rebuilding
- Chimney cap installation
- Fireplace damper repair
- Chimney Waterproofing
and other fireplace related services.
If you live within the Buffalo or Rochester regions including the Allentown neighborhood or the Delaware District neighborhood, we’re ready to help with all your chimney projects. Call (716) 907-4914 in and around Buffalo or (585) 308-4914 in the Rochester area.