Chimney Chase Cover Installation: Trust Us for Durable, Beautiful, Long-Lasting Results

If you own a prefabricated fireplace and chimney in the Noblesville area, then a chimney chase cover is a necessary component in keeping your system better protected. And not only is it important that it’s made from durable and long-lasting materials…but it needs to be correctly installed to ensure total effectiveness. 

That’s why trusting our professional chimney sweeps for your next chase cover installation is a must.

In fact, we’re here to help with all of your chimney and fireplace repairs and maintenance. Give us a call now – or you can reach out online – to get started.

What Is a Chimney Chase Cover?

Prefabricated chimneys have chases, which are structures built around the metal chimney flue or vent pipe. A chimney chase cover, then, is just what it sounds like – a protective covering for the top of a chimney chase. 

Essentially serving as the chimney crown of factory-built systems, the chase cover sits atop the chimney chase, covering the opening and preventing water, debris, animals, and other elements from entering the chimney.

Chimney chase covers are typically made of metal such as stainless steel, aluminum, or copper, and they are designed to withstand all kinds of weathering and corrosion, so your chimney stays better protected for the long haul.

Chimney Chase Cover Before

Chimney Chase Cover Before

Chimney Chase Cover After

Chimney Chase Cover After

What Are the Main Roles of a Chimney Chase Cover?

  • Protection from the elements. One of the primary functions of a chimney chase cover is to shield the venting system from rain, snow, ice, and debris. Without proper protection, moisture can seep in, causing damage to the flue and fireplace components.
  • Prevention of animal intrusion. Chimney chase covers also act as a barrier to prevent animals – think curious woodland critters like birds, squirrels, raccoons, and the like – from entering the chimney. These animals can build nests, block ventilation, and create fire hazards.
  • Prevention of chimney fires. By keeping debris, leaves, and other flammable materials out of the chimney, chase covers help reduce the risk of experiencing chimney fires.
  • Protection of the chimney chase. Chimney chase covers slightly overhang past the sides of the chimney chase, which helps prevent water from running down its sides…and potentially causing more damage in the process.
Chimney Chase Cover Taylor Before

Chimney Chase Cover Before

Chimney Chase Cover Taylor After

Chimney Chase Cover After

Overall, a chimney chase cover plays a crucial role in protecting your entire setup, from the firebox to the chimney flue. Remember that regular inspection and maintenance of chimney chase covers are important to ensure they remain intact and functional. If you need to book your annual inspection, we’re here for you – reach out now!

What Materials Are Chimney Chase Covers Made Of?

Chimney chase covers can be made from a variety of materials, each with its own benefits. Common options include galvanized steel, aluminum, copper, and powder-coated steel.

However, while these materials offer varying levels of durability and resistance to the elements, our company exclusively installs chimney chase covers made from stainless steel.

Stainless steel is the premium choice for its unparalleled resistance to rust and corrosion, ensuring long-lasting protection and performance. By using only stainless steel, we guarantee that your chimney chase cover will withstand even the harshest weather conditions, providing you with peace of mind and superior durability.

Can Chase Covers Be Installed on Masonry Chimneys?

Yes, chase covers can be installed on masonry chimneys. That said, it’s important to ensure compatibility and proper installation, so consult with us before making any moves.

We’ll want to ensure the chase cover is appropriately sized to fit your masonry chimney and that any necessary additional steps are taken to ensure a proper seal between the chase cover and the brickwork.

How Do I Know if My Chimney Chase Cover Needs Replacement?

Are you worried your chimney chase cover isn’t doing its job? Keep an eye out for the following:

  • Visible damage, like rust, corrosion, cracks, or holes
  • Water stains on the ceiling or walls near the fireplace
  • Mold and mildew growth around the fireplace
  • Any signs of animal intrusion (nesting materials, bad smells, sounds, etc.)
  • Impeded airflow or reduced draft
  • Inefficient fireplace performance
  • Smoke backing up into the home
  • Deterioration of other chimney components (chimney cap, flashing, etc.)
  • Water dripping into your firebox

If you observe any of these signs, don’t wait to call us in. We’ll take a look at your chimney and fireplace, assess any damage, then make recommendations for further repairs and maintenance. Prompt action can help prevent further damage to your chimney system and home, so don’t wait to reach out!

Can I Install a Chimney Chase Cover Myself?

Installing a chimney chase cover is not recommended as a DIY project. As with most chimney and fireplace services, it’s best to hire a professional chimney technician for this task. 

Why? Well, to start, working on a roof can be dangerous, especially if you’re not equipped with appropriate safety gear and equipment.

In addition, chimney chase covers must be installed correctly to ensure they effectively protect the chimney, while maintaining proper ventilation. Incorrect installation can lead to water leaks, animal intrusion, and reduced airflow, compromising the safety and efficiency of your chimney system…and thereby canceling out all the work and time you put into installing it.

You also want to consider that chimney chase cover installation must comply with local building codes and regulations. Professionals are familiar with these requirements and can ensure that your chimney system meets safety standards.

On that same line of thinking, consider your chimney’s warranty. Sometimes doing DIY work on the system can void a warranty, as many require professional installation to stay valid.

Long story short…it’s best to consult with us from the very beginning. We’d love to set you up right.

Reach Out Soon for Quality Chimney Services

Our chimney services are designed to provide you with peace of mind and ensure the longevity of your fireplace and venting system.

With our expert team and high-quality materials, we guarantee seamless installation and repair processes, all tailored to your specific needs. Trust us to safeguard your home against the elements and enjoy worry-free fireplace use for years to come. 

Schedule service to schedule your chase cover installation – and experience the difference firsthand.

 

One of the most effective chimney leak repairs is hiring us to waterproof your chimney with a professional-grade water repellent.