Spring rains rejuvenate the natural world around us. However, spring rains is also detrimental to the health of your chimney and home. Keeping your chimney masonry protected from moisture is critical to the overall health of your chimney, fireplace, and home.
At TN Fireplace & Chimney, know every chimney in the Knoxville area is unique. Each home needs special attention to withstand water damage. That’s why we offer custom made chimney caps and chase covers, which guarantees that the products we install fit your chimney system.
The chimney cap is your chimney’s first line of defense against rain, sleet, and snow. A chimney cap consists of a cover that sits on top of a mesh cage. The cover prevents precipitation from falling into your chimney. The mesh cage allows smoke to exit your home while keeping debris and animals out. If your chimney cap doesn’t fit perfectly on your chimney opening, it can become loose, damaged, or fall off completely.
Your chase cover is a metal cover that sets on top of your chimney chase. It works by blocking water and debris from entering the chase. Chase covers also contain openings, which allow your chimney flue to stick out over the chase. It is very important that there are no gaps between the chimney flue and the chase cover. Otherwise, rain and debris can accumulate and pool in your chase. This can cause issues with rotting woodwork, odors, and animal intrusion. If leaves and debris are accumulating in your chimney chase, then it can create a fire hazard.
Many manufacturers create chase covers and chimney caps. Although there are good products on the market, there are also some factory built chase covers and chimney caps made from cheap materials. In addition, custom chimney caps and chase covers usually come in just a few standard sizes.
At TN Fireplace & Chimney, we believe that chase covers and chimney caps should only be made from high-quality materials and parts. In addition, they should also fit perfectly on your chimney to avoid moisture and debris intrusion. We only offer custom made chimney caps and chase covers – we want to guarantee that your home is dry and your chimney is in safe, operational condition.
You shouldn’t have to worry about water leaks around your chimney cap or chase cover. If you think your chase cover or chimney cap need replacing, call Knoxville’s only Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technicians at (865) 922-2262 or set up an appointment online today. We look forward to creating a custom chimney cap or chase cover for you!