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!
The Schorr's called bone dry due to them noticing a leak coming from the chimney. We sent out our sales rep Alec to take a look at what was going on. he determined the chimney was not up to code so we recommended a chimney rebuild from the roofline up. We took out some rotted decking around the chimney as well as the framing/ OSB in the chase. We replaced the flashing, masonry, and chase lid. The Schorr's were very satisfied with how this chimney turned out!
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 customer called Bone Dry because she noticed a leak in her chimney. Our sales representative found that the chase lid was in need of being replaced. As you can see in the before picture the chase lid is rusted which is what is causing the leak. Our Bone Dry team members went out and replaced the old metal chase lid with a brand new stainless steel one which will last a lot longer. Our customer was very satisfied with the work done and is beyond happy her leak is finally gone!
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 Noblesville, Greenwood, Kokomo, Muncie, Anderson, Brownsburg, Avon or nearby.
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