Moisture intrusion in your chimney system raises a lot of issues. This is especially true if moisture is allowed to enter your chimney masonry. Problems created by moisture include staining, unpleasant odors, cracking masonry, and more. Whether you have a prefabricated – factory-built chimney, or a masonry chimney, protection begins at the top. At Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions, we offer chimney crown and chase cover repair services to protect your factory-built chimneys and masonry chimneys!
Chimney Crown Repair
Your chimney crown plays an important role in protecting your chimney from all kinds of intrusion. It is located at the top of your chimney, and it surrounds your chimney opening to form a slight slope. This slope is important because any rain that lands on your crown is directed away from the chimney opening. It also prevents moisture from entering your brickwork at the top. Your crown is usually constructed out of concrete by a mason at the same time your chimney was built, so it’s likely time for some repair.
Because of its location, your chimney crown is constantly battling nature. Overtime, exposure to wind, rain, hail, and snow starts to take its toll on your chimney crown, causing it to crack and crumble. If this happens, the inside of your chimney and masonry are likely exposed to moisture. As you can see, your chimney crown plays an important role the health of your chimney overall. At Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions, our expert masons can inspect, repair, or even replace your chimney crown.
A chimney chase is a factory made, metal chimney that surrounds your flue pipe. It is designed to look like a masonry chimney for prefabricated fireplaces. A chase cover is a metal cover that sets on top of the chase, and it prevents water from getting in. Similar to a chimney crown, a chase cover is also exposed to the elements, which can cause it to be damaged, rusted, or even detached. If there are holes in a chase cover or the seal between the chimney flue and the chase cover is broken, rain and debris can get into your chase to cause issues. It may even be a fire hazard, if your flue gets hot and catches on fire.
Chase covers are often custom built for your home. At Hale’s Fireplace and Chimney Solutions, we can fix and replace your chase cover with a custom made option. Our ventilation experts can create a chase cover that is durable and completely seals your chase from the outdoors. If you need a new chimney crown or chase cover, call us today at 972-563-6851 or contact us online. We look forward to protecting your home!