Having a clean and correctly fitted chimney cap ensures that your chimney functions properly and doesn't allow leaks.
Bone Dry Masonry can inspect the condition of your chimney cap or chase cover and install a new one if necessary. We have experience working with caps and covers of all types and sizes.
Having a chimney cap or chase cover is the most affordable preventive measure you can take to prevent water damage to your chimney. Chimney caps and chase covers can also prevent leaves, other debris and animals from getting into your chimney flue and causing expensive damage or hazardous blockages. It's important to have your chimney inspected annually to ensure your chimney cap or chase top is in good condition.
If you're interested in having your chimney cap or chase cover inspected by one of our experts, call or click below to request a free estimate today!
This Fishers homeowner was actually a referral from our Bone Dry Repair team. They noticed that the customer's chase lid was in pretty bad condition and possibly needed some tuck-pointing as well. Bone Dry Masonry went out to inspect the situation, and determin the repairs needed that were outlined in a detailed estimate and report. Our team went out and replaced the old chase lid with a new stainless steel chase lid and finished with additional tuck-pointing. The customer is able to enjoy the view at the top of the well built chimney!
Homeowner was referred by our Bone Dry Roofing repair team. The repairman noticed that the customer's chimney crown had deteriorated and no longer offering protection from the elements. Bone Dry Masonry suggested a removal of the rest of the old crown, and to pour a new concrete crown. Installing four new stainless steel rain caps along and wrapping the flue tiles with Ice and Water Shield gave the home extra protection. The homeowner is pleased to know that his chimney has the protection that it needs!
Homeowner contacted Bone Dry Roofing due to a leak that he was experiencing inside the home. A professional inspector went out and noticed that the chimney was in need of a mason specialist. Bone Dry Masonry determined that the chimney was improperly constructed. This type of poor construction to the chimney is causing the water to stay inside, allowing the concrete to absorbe moisture in as well. We suggested removing 2 courses of stone, and replacing the galvanized chase lid. Installing a new Single Stack Steel Chase Lid w/ storm collar and rain cap to finish the job. This masterful work Provids the chimney with the proper protection that it needed!
This existing Bone Dry customer was a referral from our repair team. The customer noticed that he had a leak inside the home around where the chimney was located. Our repair team was able to determine that the leak was coming from the flashing, and also noticed the customer needed some masonry options as well. Bone Dry Masony delivered an expert estimate for some tuck-pointing that was need along with a new chimney crown. We rebuilt the top of the chimney and installed a new crown. The satisfied customer is now able to relax, knowing that the inside of the chimney is protected from weather damage.
Something as simple as a chimney cap or chase top is extremely important to the safety and lifespan of your chimney. These features offer several benefits when properly maintained:
Chimney caps and chase covers provide similar benefits, keeping water, debris, and animals out of your chimney flue.
A chimney cap is a metal topper that covers the opening of your flue. Chimney caps also prevent burning embers from landing on your roof and other nearby flammable objects.
A chase cover generally comes standard with a pre-fabricated or factory-built fireplace. The chase cover fits over your chimney chase to seal the flue. A rusty chimney chase top can cause discoloration on your chimney.
Stainless steel chase covers (like the one in the photo) are popular among homeowners for their low maintenance and long lifespan.
Most chase covers that come standard with pre-fabricated fireplaces are made with cheap galvanized sheet metal that rusts and will likely need replacing every 7 to 10 years. The most popular materials used to construct chimney chase tops are galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and aluminum.
Bone Dry Masonry recommends stainless steel chimney caps and chase covers because of their low cost and excellent durability. Stainless steel is corrosion resistant and nearly rustproof, which means stainless steel chimney caps and covers require almost no maintenance. We offer chimney covers and caps in a variety of sizes and colors and will install a chase top to match the exact specifications of your chimney chase.
Water is a chimney's worst enemy. A damaged or deteriorated chimney chase top or chimney cap can lead to serious and expensive water damage. Contact the masonry experts at Bone Dry Masonry today to have your chimney inspected or to get a free estimate for chimney cap replacement in Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, Noblesville, Greenfield, Brownsburg, Avon or nearby.
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