Antrim’s, A Good Sweep Chimney & Masonry Service uses only non-rusting stainless steel and we guarantee our workmanship. What does that mean? …no leaks!
Answer: A chimney chase cover is the metal pan that is installed on the top of a site built wood framed chimney chase, and unfortunately, they are usually made out of galvanized metal that doesn’t last too long. They may also be referred as Decorative Chimney Chase Tops.
Question: What is a chimney chase?
Answer: Chimney chases are usually built to house prefabricated fireplaces. A chimney chase is usually constructed utilizing standard lumber and it can be sided with all kinds of finishes per the homeowner’s desires. Chimney chases are often finished with vinyl siding and/or stucco to match the rest of the building’s exterior.
Question: How can we stop the rust from staining of our chimney chase and how can we be sure that water won’t go into the interior of the chimney chase?
Answer: You can have our certified chimney technicians install a lifetime guaranteed stainless steel chase cover and chimney cap for the top of your chimney. (We have never had to replace a chase cover that we installed and we guarantee that ours will not leak.)
Question: What is the cause of price differences between chimney contractors for this repair?
Answer: Generally speaking there can be a lot of things that can contribute to pricing differences for home repairs. Whether or not contractors have insurance, whether it is the correct insurance, and, whether they are doing the repair properly and in a manner that abides by appropriate codes and labor law guidelines are just a few. Another thing that can contribute to cost differences for home repairs is variations in the materials that are used. There is a difference in the way that chase tops are constructed. Using stainless steel alone will not stop water from getting into your home.
Please contact us and ask us what makes our chase tops and chimney caps the best available.