If you have a prefabricated chimney system in your home, it most likely has a chase. A chase covers the metal chimney pipe to make it look like a traditional chimney. It also serves to keep the chimney pipe from water damage. However, the best way to protect your system from water is get your chase professionally installed.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water is the greatest enemy of chimneys. As a homeowner, you should take preventative measure against water penetration for your fireplace. As the top choice for professional chimney maintenance, repairs, and installation services in the Charleston area, Ashbusters can help with all your prefabricated chimney needs. We would like to tell you all the benefits of having a chase cover.
How long should a chase cover last?
Although chase covers are made to be durable for years, they still suffer damage from constant exposure to the weather. Knowing the signs of a damaged chase cover is vital to help protect your system and home. Although it is hard to see the condition of your chase cover without getting on your roof, you can still see signs of corrosive damage from rust stains.
What type of chase cover do I need to best protect my prefabricated chimney?
Chase covers are usually made of many types of metal. However, chase covers made from galvanized steel typically only last a few years. To ensure your chase cover is durable for many years, Ashbusters recommends getting a chase cover made from copper or stainless steel. Our staff is here to help, and they can even customize a chase cover for your uniquely shaped chimney chase.
Protect your prefabricated chimney with a new chase cover. Contact us today at 843-225-9985 to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney maintenance and repair services.