Keep Your Chimney Protected With a High-Quality Chimney Cap or Chase Cover
Here at Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services, we work hard to keep the chimney systems of our neighbors throughout Mansfield and beyond in tip-top shape – season after season. One of the ways we do this is by making sure that every chimney is properly protected against damage with a quality chimney cap or chase cover.
Worried about the state of your chimney’s cap? Looking to invest in a brand new chimney chase cover? Not sure how everything is looking up there and what might need repairing or replacing? We’re here to help. For the last few decades, the talented team of Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians at Chim-Cheroo have been performing everything from annual chimney cleaning services to partial and full system rebuilds.
When it comes to anything chimney- or fireplace-related, Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services is the place to call. Contact us online, or reach us by phone at 419-752-2231 to learn more about us and what we can do for you.
What’s the Difference Between a Chimney Cap & a Chase Cover?
We get this question a lot… and understandably so! Commonly interchanged, it can be confusing to get a solid definition of each.
That said, the difference is pretty straightforward: a chimney cap is designed to fit atop a masonry chimney, while a chase cover is meant to fit atop a prefabricated chimney.
So… why are these components important?
Both essentially perform the same job – they keep moisture, foliage, animals, and insects out of your flue. Why is that so important? Because all of these can do a number on your chimney and fireplace!
- Whether you have a masonry chimney or a prefabricated chimney, moisture from rain, snow, and sleet can ruin many of the chimney’s components. Masonry starts to crack and crumble; metal flue liners, dampers, and fireboxes begin to rust and corrode – and your system generally begins to deterioriate from the inside out. If moisture makes its way into your chimney system, it will significantly shorten your chimney’s service life.
- Many animals and birds, including raccoons and federally protected chimney swifts, will nest in a chimney if possible, bringing flammable nesting materials like twigs, moss, and foliage, as well as insects, fur, feathers, and feces with them. These materials can cause flue blockages, start chimney fires, and force smoke and carbon monoxide to back up into your home. Additionally, young animals can get stuck in the chimney or fall down into the fireplace, oftentimes dying as a result.
- In addition to the foliage that animals and birds may bring down into your chimney, if your chimney is capless or coverless, leaves and twigs can blow in of their own accord, blocking the flue and leading to inefficiency and chimney fire.
Do you know if your chimney system is properly protected? Whether your chimney cap or chase cover is missing, damaged, or simply in need of an upgrade, we can help.
We Sell & Install the Best Chimney Caps & Chase Covers Available
We sell and install high-quality chimney caps and chase covers in a variety of styles and sizes. No matter if you’re looking for something unique and specific or you’d like to replace your masonry chimney cap with a metal chase cover that provides more protection coverage, we’ve got something for you. From multi-flue to single flue, durable stainless steel to gorgeous, long-lasting copper, you’ll find it here at Chim-Cheroo.
Have Your Cap Or Cover Professionally Installed, Today
To learn more about the chimney caps and chase covers we carry or to request an appointment to have a new cap or cover installed, give us a call at 419-752-2231. When you schedule your chimney maintenance or repair services with a Chim-Cheroo professional, you can expect long-lasting results – guaranteed.
Request an appointment online by filling out our scheduling form!