HOA, rusty chimney chase top replacement, raleigh nc

Are you in a HOA with prefab units that are 10 or more years old?  Have you been noticing rust running down or seen rust around the chase tops of your fireplaces??

If so we can help. Chimney Keepers has been replacing rusty chimney chase tops in the Raleigh area for the past 10 or more years.



As you can see the top of the chimney chase has become rusted over time by rain, wind, sun etc. These units were painted not a couple of years ago and you can still see a bit of rust running down the edge.

The metal used my most contractors is the cheapest galvanized stuff you can find. The coating on the metal is thin as this metal is designed to be used inside not outside. Over time the weather stips off the coating exposing the bare metal which rust.

If you are intrested, We can come to your property and access the best material for your budget and recommend which ones need replacing and why. We have done properties with many units in a 2-3 yr plan of doing a 1/3 this year, the next 1/3 and so on. This way you can budget for the expense  maybe without the need to raise HOA dues, something everyone likes.

After figuring out the need, and amount of unit that need replacing,  time frame for project and approval by the HOA board we start by carefully measuring the covers to be replaced. Sometime we find wood that might be in need of replacement and advise the board of that fact and a rough estimate if replace is need on each unit. Most of the time it only 1 or 2 trim boards that are bad, sometime all 4 need replacing.

After measuring and securing the new top we carefully remove old material and check trim boards.


If you boards look good we install the new top securing it in place with special screws that do not rust.


We also brush off to remove any loose rust, dirt etc and repaint the existing termination caps with a rustoleum enamel paint to help make them look new and shiny.


We install the repainted Termination caps carefully gluing them down to prevent a leak spot.. (we see a lot of leaks where caps have been screwed by original installation contractor.. glue is better and no hole. )

the only holes we put are on side flanges  so any water just drip outside the painted wood not behind it causing rot over time.




If you need this type of service give us a call to set up time to come by and show you our samples of the metal we use.. It come in different colors and has a 25 yr warranty.. (it the same metal used on metal roofs on home and office buildings. )

Carl Newton, Chimney Keepers 919-772-8110, chimneykeepers@gmail.com





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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.


    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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