Tired Of Replacing Rusted Out Chase Covers? A Stainless Steel Or Copper Chase Cover Will Keep Water Out Of Your Prefab Chimney For A Lifetime!
As a homeowner, you have plenty of maintenance and upkeep to keep you busy, from yard work and weekly cleaning to making sure the sump pump and furnace are working. One thing we don’t think you should have to worry about is whether or not your chase cover has — once again — rusted through.
The chase cover is one of the most important protective elements on your prefabricated or factory-built chimney. It’s the metal covering that’s attached to the top of the chimney chase, and its main job is to seal this area and prevent leaks and water damage. It can also be used to cover the crown on a masonry chimney.
When chase covers rust through, corrode, collapse, or fail to keep water out of the chimney, you may notice any or all of the following:
- rotting wood and signs of water staining and damage in your attic (around your chimney)
- rust stains and streaks along your chase and down onto your roof
- pooling or dripping water inside of your fireplace
- rust and rust staining inside of your fireplace
- rust staining and corrosion on your chase cover
If you have a wooden chase, you may discover wood rot and staining, while you may find stains and color inconsistencies if your chase has vinyl siding. Great, another problem you have to throw money at…
But water damage from a rusted out chase cover isn’t inevitable — you can prevent this type of damage and save yourself money and frustration.
Why Does My Chase Cover Rust & Leak?
While the chase cover is designed to be out in the elements, year in and year out, installation and material make all the difference in determining just how protective the chase cover will be.
The chase cover must be correctly sized, properly installed, and watertight. If it’s not installed properly, there may be gaps or lifted areas where water can easily enter the chimney. Likewise, if there are any dents present, snow, sleet, and rainwater can pool and settle in those spots, causing damage over time.
Many contractors will use a galvanized metal chase cover when installing prefab chimneys, but these weaker metals are simply not designed to last. They:
- sag under the weight of rainwater, sleet, and snow — sometimes even collapsing inward
- rust and corrode after a short while, allowing water into the chimney
If a low quality galvanized metal or aluminum is used to craft the chase cover, you’ll find yourself dealing with the same leak problems and rust stains again and again. It may be 10 years from now, but time flies. Why spend your money on a new chase cover, time and again, when you can purchase one that’s guaranteed to last the rest of your life — and beyond?
With A Stainless Steel Or Copper Chase Cover, You Can Stop Worrying — For Good
Here at Firesafe, we want to make sure our customers don’t have to worry, time and again, about failing chase covers. That’s why we sell and install the highest quality stainless steel and copper chase covers. All of our chase covers:
- feature diagonal creases and drip edges to prevent water from pooling and settling on top or getting down into the sides of the chase
- are rust and corrosion resistant
These chase covers are designed to last a lifetime (and longer), so you can stop worrying about rust stains, wood rot, water stains, and chimney leaks.
Worried about cost? The cost of a stainless steel chase cover and a galvanized steel chase cover isn’t that much different, and when you choose stainless steel, you won’t have to purchase another one…and another one…
Save yourself the headache — call Firesafe Chimney Services and have your new stainless steel or copper chase cover installed by our team of professionals. We’re CSIA-certified and NFI-certified, and we pride ourselves on providing the most professional service possible. We’re committed to 100% customer satisfaction and we’ll make sure your new chase cover is perfectly fitted and ready to keep water out of your chimney for good.
Call 413-436-7946 to schedule your appointment today — or request an appointment right here on our website.