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Chimney Cap or Chase Cover

Some parts of the chimney are easily recognized and easily explained. For example, the damper is important because it serves two very useful purposes: it keeps the cold outside air from coming into your home and it keeps the heated air from inside your home from leaving through your chimney. The flue liner protects the interior of your chimney from the corrosive effects of snow and precipitation as well as keeping the interior walls and ceiling of your home safe from the heat of combustion. The firebox keeps your fire contained. But there are two components of your chimney system that often get mixed up, and they are the chimney cap and the chase cover.Chimney Cap or Chase Cover - Mansfield OH - Chim Cheroo Chimney

Role of the Chimney Cap

The chimney cap is at the very top of your chimney. It sits on top of the chimney crown and fulfills the purpose of guiding precipitation away from the chimney opening and onto the slope of the roof so that it doesn’t trickle down into your chimney where it can cause deterioration and damage. It also keeps birds and animals out of your chimney. This is important for several reasons. First, animals can be an annoyance. They seek out your chimney as a safe place to build a nest, out of the way of bad weather, cold winds, and predators. These nests can be obstructions that block the airflow in your chimney. When the babies are born, they can make noises that can be disruptive. Once the critters leave, the nest dries out, and that’s a fire hazard.

Chimney caps can also keep garbage, leaves, and twigs out of your chimney, as well as any other debris that may be floating around. But not only does your chimney cap keep things out, it also keeps sparks and embers from floating out of your chimney and setting your roof on fire.

Role of the Chase Cover

If you have a prefabricated chimney, you probably have a chase cover. Most prefab chimneys are made of metal, and the metal pipes that extend past the roof are oftentimes covered by a chase cover. The chase cover actually plays the same role on a prefab chimney that a chimney cap plays on a brick and mortar chimney. It keeps things out of your chimney, such as animals precipitation, or dried leaves and sticks, and keeps embers from floating up and out of your chimney.

Which Do You Need

Whether you have a brick and mortar chimney or a prefabricated chimney, it’s important to cover it so that you don’t have unwanted material in your chimney, to keep precipitation out, and to keep sparks and embers contained. If you are looking to purchase a chimney cap for your brick chimney or a chase cover for a prefab one, give us a call at 800-284-8770. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, we work hard to make sure our customers are satisfied, and we have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done right. Give us a call today!

By Don Rhine on August 30th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Chimney Cap or Chase Cover

Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

What is the purpose of a chimney liner? Why does your chimney even need a liner? After all, bricks and mortar are tough materials, right?However, there are still damaging substances after your chimney system. One of the greatest danger is precipitation. One solution is to have your chimney waterproofed. This will protect the exterior of your chimney, but what about the interior? At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we can help you protect both the interior and the exterior of your chimney with the best products in the industry.

Purposes of a Chimney Liner

There are many reasons to invest in a chimney liner, but these three main reasons will hopefully convince you too. First, you’ll want a correctly sized flue in your chimney system for the most efficient fireplace. The chimney brings smoke out of your home, but it also generates the draft that makes your fire burn. If your flue is incorrectly sized, you could be getting a high level of creosote buildup, especially if you burn wood. Even worse, you chimney could be producing dangerous amount of carbon monoxide while burning other fuels.

Next, your flue liner protects the belongings inside your home. With the intense heat generated from your fireplace, it’s natural that the byproducts flowing up your chimney are extremely hot, and the heat will transfer through the bricks onto the walls and woodwork that are close to your fireplace. This is a dangerous and potentially fire-causing situation. A chimney liner adds a layer of protection between the fire and your woodwork.

Lastly, the chimney liner is layer protection for your chimney from the chemicals of your fire that could potentially eat away at the mortar of the chimney. If this persists, it can cause structural damage to your chimney and home.

Different Types of Chimney Liners

If you are looking to install a new chimney liner for your chimney system, stainless steel is a great option. Whether you have a wood-burning, gas, or oil appliance, stainless steel can handle it all. It is an extremely durable and long-lasting option, and stainless steel has been approved by CSIA as the safest option when installed by our trained technicians.

At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we’ve had over 20 years of experience in installing stainless steel chimney liners. So if you’re looking for a new stainless steel liner, give our certified professionals a call today at 419-752-2231.

By Don Rhine on May 23rd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Reasons to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner