Chase Top Repair

Chase Top 1This chimney is brick veneer pre-fab with standard galvanized sheet top. Most pre-fabs are wood or vinyl sided.  You can see the rust that has taken hold. This house is 15yrs old in lochmere.

chase top 2Here we have removed the square cap and see the area to left of cap in top picture. The rust has started flaking off meaning there is a lot of rust there… You can also see the black blobs that were used to seal the nails they used to secure top. Most of them leakes as well. We pulled out 7 nail in all around the top. Plus 4 screws used to attach square cap.

chase top 3This is what the metal looks like under the real rusty area. You can see the pitting that has occurred allowing water to drip down inside the chase are. In this house the water ran down a ceiling joist and stopped at wall causing stains and sheetrock damage.

chase top 4Here we have installed new chase top made of stainless steel. Notice the cross breaks in metal to create a roof effect. This prevents most water from pooling on the cover. The cap was re screened and painted to look new. There are only 2 penetration on top of cover and both are double caulked with 50 yr silicon.

chase_top_old1At this home we had 2 chimney with 2 fireplace vents in same structure. The chase tops were very rusting and rust was running down side of structure. They wanted us to replace the tops before the house was to be repainted.

chase_top_new1Here we see the finished product. the chase top was replaced with a black Color-Clad product that carries a 25yr warranty against rust. we also knocked the surface rust off the chimney tops and repainted they with a rustoleum black spray product.

chase_top18This is other chimney structure on the same home with rusting as well.

chase_top19Here we have replaced and repainted the existing gas flue and chimney top.
this was done in oct 08 in north Raleigh location.

  • 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.

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    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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