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Chimney Chase Maintenance & Replacement

Do you have a basic metal cover on your chase? If so, you may be noticing some issues, such as rust and deterioration. This type of damage is all too common, and it makes your chase cover less functional and less attractive. Soon, leaks will occur, causing even more damage throughout your home, woodwork, and masonry, such as rot, rust, stains, mold, clogs, and a whole lot more!

Unfortunately, most of these repair jobs cost a lot to address, and they take some time, too. Your best bet is to pay for a new chase cover now, rather than expensive repair jobs down the line. If you’re worried about the state of your current chase cover, or if you don’t have one installed at all, give our qualified staff a call. We can set you up right!

Benefits Of Chase CoversChimney Chase Maintenance & Replacement Image - San Diego CA - Weststar

Chase covers contribute a lot to your chimney’s curb appeal and overall efficiency.  If you’re tired of looking at your drab prefabricated chimney, then consider amping up its style with a chase cover! Let’s start with the design options available. We can easily match it to your home’s current decor, and it will make your chimney look fresh and streamlined. Definitely a worthwhile investment!

Along with looking great, chase covers provide extra protection for your home, too. As we stated above, water damage can cause a lot of problems in a short amount of time. The longer you ignore them, the worse things will get. A well-built chase cover can make all the difference in keeping your home and fireplace strong and standing tall for years to come!

Pricing Information

If you’re excited about the idea of a new chase cover, but are wondering about the costs involved, let us provide some insight. Having your chase cover replaced will cost you anywhere from $550 to $800, depending on the materials you choose. Stainless steel will cost you more, but the long-lasting results are well worth it! The most expensive option will be a copper chase cover.

Both copper and stainless steel options come with a lifetime warranty. If rust, corrosion, or other defects appear anytime throughout the life of your new chase cover, we will get it taken care of! Galvanized metal chase covers (the cheapest option) have one-year warranties against rust and defects. No matter which option you choose, your top will come with a one-year workmanship warranty on the installation of the product.

Costs will also be adjusted according to the size and height of your chimney, as well as how easily accessible it is. If you have questions, give us a call! We’re happy to help and we can work together to find the right solution for you.

Our CSIA Certified Team Is Here For You

When it comes to keeping your home safer, you need a chimney company that you can depend on and trust through it all. We’ll make sure your investments are built strong, so that you get the long-lasting results you deserve! Contact us now to set up your appointment. We can’t wait to help you out!

By Mike O'Mara on February 2nd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Only Hire A CSIA Certified Professional

We are Certified

If you own a fireplace, you know how important it is to invest in regular maintenance. If you need to schedule your annual sweeping or inspection, or if you feel that you’re in need of some repairs, it’s time you call on a team that you can trust! Luckily, for folks in the San Diego area, Weststar Chimney Sweeps is here to help!Hire A CSIA Certified Professional Image - San Diego CA - Weststar Chimney

Our staff takes pride in earning and maintaining their CSIA certifications. This is an important step for any chimney sweep to take and, companies that don’t obtain it, simply don’t have the expertise necessary for doing a thorough evaluation of your system. Even so-called “experienced” sweeps won’t know about the latest advances and technology in this ever-evolving field!

We advise you to only hire CSIA certified sweeps for any of your chimney or fireplace work, and to be on the lookout for companies claiming certification, without any evidence to back it up. It’s easy for a business to say they’re certified (making them sound more reliable) without actually doing anything. If they don’t have any specifics as to where, how, and when they gained these credentials, then they likely don’t actually have them!

To save you stress and headaches down the line, hire a qualified team, like the staff at Weststar Chimney Sweeps, from the very start. When you work with technicians like ours, you won’t be disappointed!

About The CSIA

The CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) is a non-profit organization that is completely dedicated to educating sweeps and homeowners on safer fireplace practices. Since its start back in 1983, it has set the standard for how fireplace and chimney care should be handled. This organization trains and certifies countless sweeps every year. Homeowners can have the peace of mind they deserve while providing warmth and comfort to their homes and families.

One of the best parts about the the CSIA is their strict code of ethics. You don’t have to worry about the intentions or integrity of your sweeps when they carry this certification. The CSIA promotes fairness and professionalism, and they make their sweeps sign an oath to use their knowledge with only the best of intentions. This means they’ll be honest and straightforward about what your home needs and how you should proceed forward with all of your chimney repairs and maintenance.

It’s an easy choice to make. If you need help with your chimney, only trust in a CSIA certified professional for the job!

It’s Time To Call On Us

If your sweep isn’t CSIA certified, any damages or other issues they leave behind is now on your shoulders. That means more cost to you, and you’ll be left doing a lot more work! Hire us from the start, so that you can rest easy this winter and enjoy your fireplace to the fullest. Let us take this burden off of your shoulders – give our licensed, certified, and insured staff a call today!

By Mike O'Mara on January 17th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment