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Chase Covers: A Must-Have
Do you see water starting to drip inside your chimney? Are you aware that the damage it brings is can be permanent and could cost you a lot of money? Do you also know that leaks inside your chimney can cause even bigger problems like the growth of molds and deterioration of your chimney walls? The answer may be a chase cover.
This is one of the reasons why our family-owned company, Weststar Chimney Sweeps, is here – to let you know why you might need to have a chimney chase cover installed in your home. Established in 1999, we pride ourselves with quality chimney services. One thing to feel confident about is that we are licensed by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and have over thirty years of experience in the industry.
What are Chase Covers?
Chase covers are a special add-on for additional safety and stability to the overall performance of your chimney. It acts as a barrier and a protector of the delicate parts inside your chimney like that of the chimney flues and flue liner. Basically, they perform the task of preventing anything from going inside the chimney especially water. Blockages or any kind of obstruction from external and environmental causes are also prevented.
Different Metals for Different Tastes
You might be wondering what to get since you’re not quite familiar with the kinds of chase covers out in the market. Actually, there are just two and they are very common for most homes: stainless steel and copper. They can be a bit pricey, but the results are long-term. It can last you many winters. The durability and beauty of these chase covers are definitely worth every penny.
Why Do I Need One at All?
Chase covers are good for three things. First of all, it saves you a great deal of money. Why? Because it acts as a rooftop to your chimney:
- Leaks will be prevented. Since water cannot go inside the chimney and form molds and slowly destroy the chimney walls.
- It can prevent chimney swifts, bird nests and spider webs from entering and blocking your chimney.
- Lastly, it provides such an aesthetic appeal to the appearance of your home. It gives people the impression of safety as a priority and not something you keep in the sidelines.
If you have a chase cover, the lesser chance you’ll have of unnecessarily damaging your chimney. So what are you waiting for? Chase covers are definitely a must-have for any homeowner out there who wishes for nothing more than an efficient, safe and effective chimney. Pay the price later or upgrade to a chase cover now, let us know if you decide to make this improvement to your home.