Chase Cover Installation
Factory-built fireplaces are hugely popular with a lot of homeowners. According to figures from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, more than half a million factory-built fireplaces are installed every year (and that makes up over 75 percent of total fireplaces installed).
There are several reasons why people find themselves drawn to these prefabricated units: they can be very affordable; they are available in a wide variety of looks and finishes; and installation options are broader than they would be with a traditional masonry fireplace, since their light construction eliminates the need for a concrete footing, and their high degree of insulation makes for a low clearance. Plus, since these units have to pass strict standards before they hit the marketplace, you can expect your prefabricated unit to be safe and efficient.
At Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney, we work on a lot of factory-built units, from installation and maintenance to repairing and replacing chase covers.
The chase protects the chimney piping above your roof, and the chase cover, which sits at the top, plays a key role in that protection. Sometimes, especially when made of lower quality galvanized steel, chase covers corrode and rust and need to be repaired or replaced.
How Will I Know That There’s A Problem With My Chase Cover?
Keep a look out for rust streaks — if you see that telltale sign on your chase, it means that water has permeated your chase cover and may be beginning to make its way into your system.
There are a lot of different reasons why a chase cover may begin to rust (improper installation, low-quality materials, or it may have just reached the end of its reasonable service life), but we can replace a damaged cover with one that will provide effective protection to your system.
Some Other Durable Options
Many homeowners choose galvanized chase covers because the material can be particularly affordable, but Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney technicians prefers to install covers made with some other highly durable materials, such as:
- Copper – While not quite as affordable as galvanized steel, copper is very durable, and very beautiful.
- Stainless Steel – There’s a reason stainless steel is such a popular material: it’s incredibly durable and it isn’t susceptible to rust and corrosion the way galvanized metal is.
If you’re seeing signs of trouble on or around your chase cover and live around Littleton, CO, call Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney at 303-679-1601 — we can make the appropriate repairs or replacements so that your system is safe and protected!