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.

  • 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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