Did you know that water is the biggest threat to your chimney and fireplace? When allowed access to your chimney system, water can eat away at metal components, rot wooden components, crack and destroy masonry components, and leave you with water-damaged ceilings and walls around the chimney itself. There are a number of ways to protect yourself against such damage, but one of the most important steps you can take is to invest in a quality chimney rain pan or chase cover.
Chimney pans and chase covers are essentially metal chimney crowns, designed to close off the chase or chimney stack. Much like the lid on a Tupperware, the chase cover or rain pan will seal off the chimney, preventing moisture from making its way down into the system. These can be used to close off both masonry and prefabricated chimneys, and come in a variety of styles and sizes.
The most common materials used in the making of chase covers and rain pans include those listed below:
If you haven’t updated your chase cover or rain pan since your chimney was first installed, it’s time to have a professional take a look at it! Unfortunately, many original chase covers are made of cheap, low-quality materials that only provide around 7-10 years’ worth of protection. These chase covers can rust and develop holes without the homeowner even knowing, resulting in devastating water damage and costly repairs. Instead of waiting until damage is done, have a professional from Chimney Solutions inspect your chimney top, checking for any gaps, holes, or other potential problems.
You can also be on the lookout for signs of chase cover or rain pan damage between inspections, like rust streaks or discoloration down the sides of your chimney. If you do notice rust, be sure to call us right away! If left in disrepair, your chase cover or rain pan can allow moisture to pool and cause further damage and deterioration.
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If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area. See a complete list of zip codes, cities, and towns that we serve in Marion County and beyond >>
We believe that education and ongoing training is important, which is why we continuously invest in ourselves and our team to deliver better service to you. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) – certified and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so whenever advancements are made within the industry, we’re among the first to know about it. When you work with Chimney Solutions, you can expect the latest information and the most advanced services and techniques. We strive to exceed expectations on every job from a routine chimney sweep and chimney cleaning to a full chimney restoration.
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