Chimney Chase Design

When you install a new prefabricated chimney, you most likely will want to have a chimney chase constructed. This is to hide the metal pipe that extends from your roof. A chimney chase can make your prefabricated chimney look more like a traditional masonry chimney. In addition, it can be covered with siding to match your home. No matter which style of chimney chase you decide on, the most important thing is how the chase is designed. You can trust Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to properly design and construct a chimney chase. One that will protect your home from water leaks and animal invasions. We are proud to offer chimney chase design and construction services to the residents of Upstate South Carolina. Now, we would like to tell you more about the importance of proper chimney chase design.


Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists always makes sure that each chimney chase we build does not have any areas where water can leak into the chimney. According to Inspectapedia, the most common defect of chimney chases is an improperly designed top flashing that is flat instead of sloped to allow water to run off away from the chimney. Another common construction error is when the siding that is placed onto the chase is not properly sealed. This can lead to the siding pulling away from the chase, which creates openings for water to easily enter. We will make sure that we build your chase properly to keep water out of your chimney. We will construct a chimney chase cricket as part of the flashing system. This is to ensure that the flashing provides the ultimate protection against water penetration.


You can count on Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to follow every applicable safety code and requirement when designing and building your chimney chase. This includes adding fire blocking to prevent a chimney chase fire from moving between the floors in your home. This addition will also keep any chimney fire from becoming too intense. If you wish to have your chimney chase insulated, we will be sure the insulation is in accordance with fire codes by keeping it away from the chimney pipe.


It is important to properly secure the chimney chase to your home to avoid breaking away during a strong storm. Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists always uses steel framing connectors to keep the chase secured to the building wall for additional support. We will also make sure the base support of the chase can hold the weight of the chase, the chimney pipe, and the exterior siding or stone.

Considering adding a new prefabricated chimney to your home? Contact us at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to find out how we can take care of everything you need for your new chimney, including the chase.

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