As a homeowner with a fireplace and chimney, it’s important to keep up with your chimney system. It’s one of the largest systems in your home, and the condition can affect everything inside your home. If your chimney is missing a part–especially a chase top–it can lead to serious damage or danger to your chimney and home.

What is a Chase Top?

The Importance of a Chase Top - Valparaiso IN - Northwest Fireplace and ChimneyThe chase top does the same job as the crown on a masonry chimney. The chase top is made for prefabricated, or factory-built chimneys. Prefab chimneys are not made of masonry, but it’s made of metal. They are usually covered in a chimney constructed of wood and siding (a chase) to match the house and are protected by a metal cover (a chase top).

The chase top is designed specifically to cause water to run off and fall onto the roof instead of running down the chase. Whether your chimney is masonry-built or prefabricated, it needs protection! Your chase needs cover to protect it from the elements. This important metal cover keeps water from penetrating your chimney, keeps animals from intruding, and prevents drafts. Save money by investing in a chase top for your prefabricated chimney.

Prevent Damage With a Chase Top

Chimney professionals who install, repair, and service both prefab and masonry chimneys know that prevention is key. A chase top prevent damages to your system. When your chimney system is getting the protection it needs, this means you save money in repairs, save money in utilities, and save yourself a possible injury, carbon monoxide intrusion, accidental fire, and other possible danger.

Trust the Professionals

Whether you need a chimney repair or a routine service, it’s important to trust the professionals. At Northwest Fireplace & Chimney, we can take care of all of your chimney and chase needs in and around the Northwestern Indiana area. We offer diagnostic inspections, chimney sweeps, and repairs year-round. Call our professional now so your fireplace will be ready for the first fire this fall.

If your system shows signs of water penetration or damage, it’s time to call the professionals. If your system hasn’t been inspected or serviced in the last 12 months, it’s time to call us. Before you hire an amateur or neighborhood handyman for your chimney needs, call the professionals who are certified and experienced. Call us at 219-413-2349 or request a quote online.