Rust on side of chimney structure, what can it mean??

If you see a lot of rust running down the side of your chimney or have a bunch of rusty stains,  it may mean you need to replace the metal cover on top.

We get calls especially after rains about hearing dripping in the wall behind the fireplace in a 15yrs old and older homes with pre-fab fireplaces.  The metal will get small holes from rust and allow water to slide through and drip in the structure of the chimney pipe.

This is a chase top that was VERY rust. the dents are from when someone put the plastic sheeting on top to prevent rain.  They were kneeling and the metal broke through.

this is looking down the chase and you can see where water has dripped on the fire guard which is metal inside the structure.

Here is a new “Color Clad” chase top installed.  The material is same as the metal roofs you see on homes in the area. It a 35 yr material and the color is applied the factory. We install a lot of them in this dark bronze looks which make the top look nice and new, plus the darker color help with dirt dust and stuff that can discolor lighter colors.

Our cap have a cross break to create a slight height to the cover which help prevent ponding water. Plus the edges are fashioned with a 30 deg turn in metal to create a drip edge vs a raw cut edge where water can wick behind and create wood rot.

give us a call to get yours done.. Prices start at $675 for color clad and $575 for galvanized material and of course Stainless Steel for $875.

You house needs regular maintenance, if you do not want to experience some serious damages. Call Sav-On Plumbing to fix whatever plumbing problem you might have.

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  • Passing the Hat


    Karen and Carl Newton


    Sarah and Will Gilfillan

    Owning and operating Chimney Keepers for 27 years has been a very rewarding experience, and we have enjoyed the relationships we have built with our customers. We are now starting a new chapter and are selling the business to one of our Technicians. Though we will miss the many relationships and friendships we have built over the years, Karen and I are looking forward to traveling full time in our Airstream as we explore the nooks and crannies of North America.

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Will and Sarah Gilfillan, who will be taking over Chimney Keepers as of March 30, 2020. Rest assured, Will has been well trained (by Carl!) and is very competent, with nearly four years of experience in the gas log/fireplace/ chimney service industry and over ten years as a firefighter. Sarah, the Office Manager/wife is a fast learner, and will do wonders in assisting you with scheduling appointments and answering questions. It was important to us to find a good fit for our customers, and we feel confident that you will find Will and Sarah to be knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

    Thank you for your business over the years. It was my distinct pleasure to have been of service to you, and I wish you continued success and prosperity in the years to come.

    Sincerely, Karen and Carl Newton

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