Chase Cover Repair and Replacement

Priddy Chimney Solutions offers comprehensive chase cover repair and replacement services tailored to address your issues head-on. Our approach includes:

  • Inspection and Assessment: Our experts will conduct a thorough examination of your chase cover to determine the extent of the damage and recommend the best course of action.
  • Custom Solutions: Whether your chase cover needs a minor repair or a complete replacement, we customize our solutions to fit your specific needs, ensuring a perfect fit and long-lasting protection.
  • Quality Materials: We utilize only the highest quality materials, with a preference for stainless steel chase covers that offer superior durability and resistance to rust and corrosion.
  • Professional Installation: Our skilled technicians ensure that every chase cover is installed meticulously, guaranteeing optimal performance and protection for your chimney.

 

At Priddy Chimney Solutions, we are committed to delivering excellence in every project, ensuring that your property benefits from the highest quality of chimney repair services.

Schedule your chimney repairs today by calling 301-530-4262 or request an appointment online.

A newly installed metal chimney chase cover

Understanding Chase Covers for Chimneys with a Chase

A newly installed metal chimney chase cover on a chimney chase clad with vinyl siding

What is a Chase?

A chimney chase is the structure that encloses the chimney vent (flue) in homes that have factory-built or prefabricated chimneys, rather than traditional masonry chimneys. This enclosure is usually made from wood framing or metal and is covered with siding, stucco, or another type of material to match the home’s exterior.. 

The chase serves a few important purposes:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: It conceals the metal flue or chimney pipe, integrating it seamlessly with the rest of the home’s architecture. This way, the chimney looks like part of the original design, rather than an afterthought or purely functional addition.
  • Protection: The chase provides an extra layer of protection against the elements for the chimney pipe. By shielding the pipe from rain, snow, and extreme temperatures, it helps prevent corrosion and wear, extending the lifespan of the chimney system.
  • Insulation: In some cases, the chase can also be insulated to improve heat retention, enhancing the efficiency of the chimney and preventing the cold from seeping into the home.
A plaster chimney chase with a metal chase cover and tall exhaust pipe

What is a Chase Cover?

The chase, defined above, is topped with a chase cover, which is a metal or sometimes masonry cap that prevents water, debris, and animals from entering the chase and causing damage to the chimney or the home. Proper maintenance of both the chase and its cover is essential to ensure the longevity and safety of the chimney system.

Chimney Chase Cover and Chimney Cap

What is the Difference Between a Chase Cover and a Chimney Cap?

A chase cover is a flat, metal shield that covers the top of the chimney chase to prevent water and debris from entering, while a chimney cap fits directly on top of the chimney flue, preventing animals and moisture from entering the flue itself.

Chase Cover

Chimney Cap

Stainless steel Chimney Cap installed on a cement chimney crown
water damage on a living room ceiling from leaking chimney flashing

Signs a Repair or Replacement is Needed

Chase covers, especially those not made from stainless steel, can corrode or rust over time, leading to potential leaks and damage not just to your chimney, but also to your home’s interior. Here are a few signs that your chase cover might need attention:

  1. Water Leakage: If you notice water in your fireplace, dampness inside the chimney or drywall damage around your fireplace, it’s a clear sign the chase cover may be failing.
  2. Rust Stains: Rust streaks on the side of your chimney chase indicate that the cover has begun to rust and deteriorate.
  3. Warping: A chase cover that does not lie flat may allow water to pool, leading to further damage.

Trust Priddy for Your Chase Cover Replacement & Chimney Repairs

Priddy Chimney Solutions takes pride in offering a comprehensive chimney services that include:

  • Expertise: With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training, our team is equipped to handle all your chimney needs.
  • Quality: We use only the highest quality materials for our masonry repairs and chimney services, ensuring durability and performance.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is our priority. We strive to provide exceptional service from the initial consultation to the final installation.
  • Safety: As chimney safety experts, we ensure that every installation meets strict safety standards, protecting your home and family.
Chimney chase with a chimney sweeps ladder leaned against it during an annual inspection

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Enhance Your Property with Priddy Chimney Solutions

Ensuring your chimney has a functional and effective chase cover is crucial for protecting your home from water damage and maintaining the integrity of your chimney system. Whether you’re noticing the first signs of wear or you’re proactive about chimney maintenance, Priddy Chimney Solutions is here to offer expert advice and services for chase cover replacements and repairs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can keep your chimney safe and functional for years to come.

Don’t let minor issues become major headaches—contact us now to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards preserving your property’s value and appeal. Your home deserves the best; let Priddy Chimney Solutions help you achieve it.

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