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Protect Your Chimney with Custom chimney chase cover and Cap

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Why need a chase covers for your chimney?

Chimney chase covers are essential components that, much like other types of chimney toppers, redirect rainwater and keep out debris from the chimney chase. Any minor opening or crevice in these covers can lead to significant water damage, necessitating expensive repairs.

The rectangular-shaped covering on top of a chimney, known as a chimney chase cover, is commonly found on chases linked to factory-built fireplaces. When the chimney topper becomes damaged and fails to repel moisture, costly repairs may be required. One way to identify a damaged chase cover is by observing rust stains on the sides of the chimney resulting from water running off the cover. Immediate repairs are crucial upon detecting rust damage, as failure to do so can cause water, debris, and leaves to accumulate in the center of the cover, leading to further deterioration. This can result in cracks and holes developing in the cover, allowing water to penetrate the structure. There are generally two types of chimney chase covers: metal chase covers and masonry chase covers. Metal chase covers are made of galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum or copper and are installed over the top of the chimney chase to protect it from water damage. Masonry chase covers, on the other hand, are made of brick, stone, or concrete and are built into the masonry of the chimney itself. There are several options available for constructing custom chase covers, but stainless steel chase tops & chimney cap are a preferred choice due to their resistance to rust.

A chimney cover, also known as a chimney cap, is a protective covering that is installed on the top of a chimney. It serves a number of important purposes, including:

1. Keep animals and debris out: A chimney cover helps prevent animals, such as birds, raccoons, and squirrels, from nesting in your chimney. It also keeps debris, such as leaves, twigs, and branches, from falling into your chimney and causing blockages.

2. Prevent water damage: A chimney cover prevents rain, snow, and other forms of moisture from entering your chimney. Water can cause damage to the chimney liner, masonry, liner and other components of the chimney, which can lead to costly repairs.

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3. Improve draft: A properly installed chimney cover can help improve the draft in your chimney. By preventing wind from blowing down the chimney, a chimney cover helps ensure that smoke and gases are properly vented from your home.

4. Reduce fire risk: A chimney cover can help prevent sparks and embers from escaping your chimney and starting a fire on your roof or nearby combustible materials.

Overall, a chimney cover is an important investment for homeowners who want to protect their chimney, reduce their risk of fire, and ensure that their chimney is functioning properly. It’s important to choose a chimney cover that is appropriate for your specific type of chimney and that is installed by a professional to ensure that it is properly fitted and secured.

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Chimney stock chase, Cap, Chase, and chimney caps Replacement

We offer assistance in identifying the perfect chimney cover for your needs. Our team of experienced Chimney Sweep Services technicians will accurately measure your chimney top, create a customized chase top, and skillfully install it to ensure effective sealing. Should you notice any rust or damage on your existing chimney chase cover, feel free to contact us without delay. Our knowledgeable chimney experts will evaluate your venting system and replace the chase cover as necessary.

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

Chimney Sweep Services provides high-quality chimney cleaning and maintenance services to homeowners and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Regular cleaning of your chimney is crucial in preserving its condition, especially if you own a home with one. Failure to maintain its cleanliness may pose potential hazards to your family and your property.

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The Process of Cleaning Your Chimney

At the start of every chimney or fireplace cleaning, we conduct a comprehensive 21 point inspection that involves inspecting the entire length of the fireplace structure and providing a detailed report. To prepare for the cleaning process, our technician will place a protective cover in front of your fireplace and use a heavy-duty vacuum to clean up all dirt and debris, including soot and creosote buildup on the bricks. The technician will then use brushes and sturdy rods to eliminate any remaining creosote and complete the sweep. The entire cleaning process typically takes less than two hours, and we guarantee that there will be no mess left behind, ensuring a hassle-free experience for our customers.

What are the reasons to consider hiring a professional chimney sweeper?

Professional chimney sweepers offer various services to ensure the safety of your home’s fireplace. A comprehensive chimney sweep involves removing soot and creosote buildup, as well as other hazardous substances such as calcium deposits and residues from burned wood or other natural materials that could be detrimental to your health.Creosote, which can be sticky and flammable, is a potential fire hazard when exposed to high temperatures.

What is the recommended frequency for cleaning your fireplace chimney?

The recommended frequency for cleaning your fireplace chimney depends on factors such as usage and type of fireplace, but it is generally advised to have a professional inspection every 1-2 years regardless. The National Fire Protection Association mandates that chimneys, fireplaces, and vents must be inspected and cleaned at least once annually to ensure safety. Regular chimney maintenance can prevent future damage. In the US, there are approximately 25,700 fires annually caused by burning nonrenewable fuel sources near chimneys, resulting in 30 deaths and over $137 million in property loss each year.

A chase cover is a metal sheet that covers the top of a chimney chase, which is the structure that surrounds a factory-built chimney or a chimney made of bricks. The chase cover serves as a protective barrier that prevents water, snow, and other debris from entering the chimney and causing damage.

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Why need a chimney cover?

Chimney chase covers are essential components that, much like other types of chimney toppers, redirect rainwater and keep out debris from the chimney chase. Any minor opening or crevice in these covers can lead to significant water damage, necessitating expensive repairs.

The rectangular-shaped covering on top of a chimney, known as a chimney chase cover, is commonly found on chases linked to factory-built fireplaces. When the chimney topper becomes damaged and fails to repel moisture, costly repairs may be required. One way to identify a damaged chase cover is by observing rust stains on the sides of the chimney resulting from water running off the cover. Immediate repairs are crucial upon detecting rust damage, as failure to do so can cause water, debris, and leaves to accumulate in the center of the cover, leading to further deterioration. This can result in cracks and holes developing in the cover, allowing water to penetrate the structure. There are several options available for constructing custom chase covers, but stainless steel tops are a preferred choice due to their resistance to rust.

Chimney Chase Cover Replacement

Our team can assist you in finding the ideal fit for your chimney. Our Chimney Sweep Services technicians will measure your chimney top and manufacture and install a new chase top to effectively seal it. If you suspect any rust or damage to your current chimney chase cover, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our expert chimney technicians will assess your venting system and replace the chase cover as required.