Chattanooga TN Chimney Chase Covers
Chimney Solutions of Chattanooga provides expert chimney chase top repair and installation throughout the Greater Chattanooga area along with Northwest Georgia from Rome GA, to Rossville GA. Other communities in our service area include Collegedale TN, Walden TN, Rossville GA, and Ringgold GA.
If your Chattanooga home is equipped with a prefab (factory-made) chimney, it’s important to keep an eye on the chimney chase top to spot signs of rust and decay.
What Is a Chimney Chase Cover?
As the name implies, chimney chase covers sit atop prefab chimneys and serve to keep rain and debris out of the system. Typically, chase covers include a termination cap with a storm collar, which covers the vent pipe or chimney liner.
Chase covers are made of various materials, with galvanized steel being among the most common. Galvanized steel chase tops are economical for Chattanooga homeowners, but they aren’t very resilient.
The biggest problem our technicians address with galvanized steel covers is rust. Unlike stainless steel and copper chase tops, galvanized steel tends to rust quickly, especially if there are any compromises to the surface.
When rust is allowed to progress, the middle of the chase top can sink and fill with standing water and debris, which exacerbates the problem.
Interior Chimney Chase Damage
With a seriously damaged chase top, all kinds of problems are possible within the interior areas of your chimney system and adjacent parts of your Chattanooga home.
- Wood framing rot
- Sheet rock damage
- Dangerous mold growth
- Firebox deterioration due to rust
- Carbon monoxide leaking into your home
If there are problems with the termination cap, water can leak into the flue and begin a cycle of damage to the chimney liner and other areas inside the system.
Chimney Inspections in Chattanooga
The first step in dealing with damage to a chimney chase cover is a proper inspection. Our trained inspectors evaluate a lot of chimney chases throughout the greater Chattanooga region.
If you notice rusty stains on the sides of your chase, or if a visual inspection has turned up anything that appears to be out of order, give us a call and let us take a look.
We’ll find out exactly where the problem lies and tell you what is needed to resolve it. In some cases, in addition to repair or replacement of the chimney chase top, other repairs will be needed. If the issue is long-term, there may be various areas of the structure or its components that have suffered water damage.
Whatever the problem, we know how to take care of it and restore safety and efficiency to your chimney chase top and overall chimney system.
Chimney Chase Cover Experts Are Standing By
Chimney Solutions is here to help with all of your chimney chase top and general chimney issues. We provide full-service chimney sweeping, chimney repairs, chimney rebuilding and professional inspections. Our #1 job is to keep your chimney safe.
Call us with questions at 423-551-9912 or contact us online.