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Chimney Chase Top Covers
Many newer homes in Kensington, MD, and throughout the Washington DC Metro Area have factory-built fireplaces with a chase top that covers the top of the flue of a prefabricated chimney. It protects the chimney from moisture intrusion that can damage the wood-frame chase, flue, and fireplace.
These covers are mainly used for prefab chimneys and may not have been replaced since the home was built. Many builders use galvanized steel assembled in several pieces. Over time, rust and water leak into your chimney chase. The moisture can destroy the wood inside the chase and even rust the chase cover. The moisture can then migrate down into your prefab fireplace box, rusting the outer wall and resulting in a safety hazard.
The CSIA/NFI certified chimney sweep and masonry professionals at Bethesda Chimney install top-quality chase top covers with a lifetime warranty for homes, businesses, and government offices throughout the Capital Beltway corridor, including Montgomery County, MD, Northern VA, and downtown Washington DC.
Stainless Steel Chase Tops
Most prefabricated chimneys are constructed with galvanized chase tops (the metal cover on top of the chimney) which begin rusting after fifteen or twenty years. When this happens, water will penetrate the chimney causing interior damage to the flue, the smoke chamber, the firebox, the damper, and even the walls inside your home. If significant rust is found on your galvanized chase top, installing a stainless-steel custom fabricated chase top is best.
Benefits of Our Custom Stainless-Steel Chase Tops
When it's time to replace your chimney chase cover, our stainless-steel custom fabricated chase top comes with many valuable benefits, including a lifetime warranty!
We are so confident that our custom fabricated chase cover is the perfect fit for your prefab chimney that we offer a lifetime warranty*. If your stainless-steel chase top fails for any reason, we will repair it or replace it. It is the best warranty in the business.
*excluding an act of God - ex. extreme weather, tree limb falling, etc.
Prevents Moisture Intrusion
Our stainless-steel chase tops are more durable than standard galvanized steel covers found on most prefab chimneys. In addition, stainless steel is resistant to moisture, rusting, and corrosion, so your chimney flue and fireplace will be better protected against moisture intrusion.
Helps Prevent Flue Obstructions
Securing your chimney with a durable, stainless-steel chase cover will help prevent dangerous flue obstructions when wildlife, pests, leaves, and debris block the flue, restricting the smoke and exhaust when you're sitting beside your gas or wood-burning factory-built fireplace. A flue obstruction can fill your home with smoke and debris and reduce indoor air quality with toxic carbon monoxide fumes, which can also be a health hazard.
Keeps Out Neighborhood Critters
When your chimney chase cover begins to break down, the rust will eat through the chimney exposing the flue, wood chase, and fireplace to small animals and pests that can make their way into your home through gaps in the chimney. An exposed wood chase can even attract termites. Stainless steel is naturally pest-resistant, reducing the chance of critters getting inside the chimney through the chase top.
Customized to Fit Your Chimney
Our stainless-steel chase top covers for prefab chimneys and fireplaces are customized to the precise specifications of your chimney, ensuring a perfect fit for long-lasting chimney and flue durability and performance.
Reduces Chimney Repairs
As a standard galvanized steel chase cover begins to rust and corrode, the moisture intrusion can result in considerable repairs to the chimney, flue, damper, and firebox. In severe cases, it may even require their premature replacement. Our durable fabricated stainless-steel cover will pay for itself in no time by reducing chimney repairs and it will also prolong the useful life of your factory-built chimney and fireplace.
Signs Your Chimney Chase Cover Needs Repair or Replacement
- Rust stains on your chimney.
- Standing water or rain is dripping into the fireplace.
- The siding has water stains, discoloration, or damage.
- Moisture or wood rot in your attic or roof deck.
- You smell a musty odor in the chimney.
- Your fireplace is performing less efficiently.
Chase Top Cover Installations in Capitol Hill, DC – Wheaton, MD – Centreville, VA
Bethesda Chimney provides chase top covers, custom chimney caps, and unmatched chimney repair services that protect your chimney, flue, and attached heating appliances. We serve residential, commercial, and government customers in Olney, MD, District of Columbia, Gaithersburg, MD, Reston, VA, Potomac, MD, Tysons, VA, Montgomery County, MD, Northern VA, and Washington DC. Call 301-969-4444 or 703-935-4444 to schedule a chimney inspection and estimate with Bethesda Chimney today!