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Ready to replace that old rusty galvanized cover on the very top of your chimney? Make sure that you are going to get the most out of your chimney chase cover by buying stainless. All of our covers are customizable to fit the individual size of your chimney chase.
Wait a second, what is a chase cover you ask? A chase cover is the metal covering designed to keep unwanted critters, debris and water from entering your home through the very top of your chimney chase. Most chimney chases come with a chase cover, but not one that will last a long time.
Galvanized chase covers look unsightly even though they are high up on your roof. Appearance aside, they don’t do the same job a stainless steel chase covers can. Rusting causes a slow deterioration of the outer surface of the chase cover, making it less effective overall. When your chase cover rusts, your home is left unprotected from the elements.
Compared to a stainless steel chase cover, a galvanized cover will only last for about 7 years. These covers can’t withstand acid rain or the wear and tear from the weather, but stainless steel covers are designed to do just that. Galvanized chase covers are also a problem because they can allow water to leak and trigger unseen damage, not to mention rust stains streaking down the sides of your home.
To prevent dealing with the issues associated with a galvanized chase cover, choose one of our custom designed stainless steel chimney chase covers. Why choose stainless steel over a traditional chase cover?
Stainless steel chase covers will:
Finally, the last thing to consider when buying your chase cover is how you want it to look. After you have decided on the type, it may be possible to choose a specific color or finish so that it matches or coordinates with your home.
Remember, that it is smarter and more cost effective to buy a quality piece now. When purchased wisely and installed correctly, a chimney chase cover will last for a very long time.
The following library of information is broken up in a way that will educate you on your chimney so you know how your chimney should be properly cleaned, maintained, and/or repaired. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, leave us a note in the comments and we will try to find you an answer! […]
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Let’s start with a few definitions. Appliances include fireplaces, woodstoves, furnaces, boilers, pellet stoves, hot water heaters, etc. They’re all individual appliances. A chimney is a structure that has one or more flues in it. A flue is simply the chimney passageway that vents the fumes from whatever is attached to it. (A flue is […]
..We have a strict company policy NEVER to sell unnecessary services. If your chimney DOES NOT need to be cleaned, we will tell you so and charge only a trip charge.
Based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, High’s Chimney services a large region including parts of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and most of the North and West Washington D.C. area. We cover Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and Fairfax County. In Maryland, we perform fireplace and chimney services in Potomac, Frederick, Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Germantown, Olney, and Silver Spring, MD. We also cover Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean VA, Washington D.C. and all the nearby areas. Being local, we know the area extremely well and have a lot of experience with typical issues associated with the Maryland and greater Washington D.C. region.
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