If there is not a concrete-crown on your chimney this means your home was constructed with a differing class of chimney. Glance up at the top of the chimney and it may be fitted with a metal covering. It serves the same purpose as a concrete-crown. Many newer homes, often found in newer suburbs are topped off with a galvanized steel chase cover. The reality: due to the cheaper quality of the galvanized steel, the chase covers begin to rust and sag, eventually allowing water to leak into the interior of the chimney. Experiencing a leak from atop the chimney is often a good indication that the chase cover should be assessed for deterioration (rusting or sagging).
At Chimney & Masonry Outfitters, we provide you with a stainless steel chase cover (measured and customized to fit your chimney). The chase cover comes with a manufacturer, lifetime warranty. Each chase cover is designed with a cross-break bend (causing a convex shape) to prevent snow and water from collecting. The chase covers used by CMO are also fabricated with drip edges, which serve to whisk water away from the chimney walls.
If you see any indications of water-intrusion, give us a call and we’ll come out to assess this with you, and provide you with options for building equity back into your home. Chimney & Masonry Outfitters does also provide leak evaluations!
Questions? Give us a call.