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Chase covers do the exact same thing as a mortar crown. Since there is a metal pipe coming through you cannot use mortar to seal the top. A chase cover has a hole in it for the metal flue (pipe) to come through. The pipe is then sealed with a rain collar. The pipe has a termination cap on top keeping out most of the rain. Don’t be fooled by the chimney, prefab chimney’s have every kind of chimney chase exterior from wood, Hardie, brick, stone, and even stucco. What makes it prefab as stated above is the pipe flue.
This is one of our best up grades to go over a chase cover, the #2 upgrade over a chase cover. The stevenson is our most popular chase cover upgrade because the chase cover is part of the cap. The #1 chimney cap cannot be installed over a chase cover. You can ask for a stevenson with a flat lid instead of the turtle look. Chase Cover Upgrades are good for protecting the chase cover from sun and rain general deterioration.
Masters Services will tear down your prefab chimney made of any kind of material and rebuild the chimney. We can use Hardie boards, Hardie planks,or bricks. Deterioration of chimney’s is common. Many chimney’s have not been waterproofed or were made of wood. Wood rots over time no matter how many times you paint it. Hardie products last a lifetime.
When rebuilding with Hardie we frame, skin, board or plank, trim, seal, flash, and install new chase cover. No leaks! Brand new chimney!
When rebuilding a chase you must have a new chase cover installed. Old chase covers will not fit properly. Rebuild with bricks to match the house if you choose.
Prefabricated fireplaces installed into a masonry chimney must be waterproofed every 8-10 years. The mortar joints leak as bad as having a garden hose point down the chimney. It is one of the most common leaks and easiest to correct. Chimney Saver solves chimney leaks!