Many Minnesotans have manufactured fireplaces and chimneys in their home, condo, or apartment in Bloomington, MN, Mahtomedi, MN, and other communities in the Twin Cities Area. While these fireplaces often resemble a traditional masonry fireplaces, there are several distinct differences. A manufactured fireplace contains a chase top that covers the metal flue.
The chase cover is a key exterior component that protects your heating appliance investment by helping to prevent rain, snow, and pests from damaging the chimney chase, fireplace, and flue. While your picture-perfect manufactured fireplace may require less maintenance than its masonry cousin, annual inspections are essential to determine whether it needs repair or replacement. A yearly inspection will also help minimize chimney repairs and avoid premature replacement of the entire fireplace.
Types of Chase Tops in Minneapolis – St. Paul
Aluminum / Galvanized Steel
Manufactured fireplaces are available in many sizes, styles, and price points. However, looks can be very deceiving. If your home was built with a manufactured fireplace or you purchased a low-end model, it may have been installed with a lightweight aluminum or galvanized steel chase top. These metals are easily damaged by extended periods of sub-freezing weather, rain, and snow. As a result, you may see rust developing around the edges in about ten years or less. When you see rust around the chimney, chase cover, or flue, it's a sign of water damage and requires immediate attention. Many homeowners are surprised when failing to promptly repair or replace an inexpensive device like a chimney chase top cover can result in such expensive repairs.
Copper / Stainless Steel
The most durable chase top covers for Minnesota chimneys are copper and stainless steel. Copper is a durable metal that will give your chimney an elegant, distinctive touch. A less costly but just as superior is stainless steel. Stainless steel will provide the top of your chimney with a clean, shiny appearance. It's also a natural moisture, rust, and pest-resistant metal often reflected in a lifetime warranty. Now that's protection built to last.
Benefits of Chimney Chase Covers
Is your chase cover rusting? We offer a fantastic selection of stunning copper and stainless steel chimney chase covers with a lifetime warranty and these valuable benefits."
- We guarantee a perfect fit for your chimney.
- It helps protect your manufactured chimney and fireplace from weather damage.
- Keeps wildlife, wind, and debris out of the flue.
- Minimizes chimney repairs.
- Prolongs the lifespan of your chimney and fireplace.
5 Signs Your Chimney Chase Cover Needs Repair or Replacement
- Your chase top is cracked or damaged.
- Your chase cover has stains.
- There is water damage around your chimney.
- Your chase top is warped or bent.
- Your chase cover is rusting.
If you notice any of these signs, it's time to call Twin City Fireplace for a professional chimney inspection. Left unchecked, it can lead to severe problems like wood rot, water, fire, and smoke damage.
Twin City Fireplace is the premier contractor for high-quality chimney chase top cover installation and repair in Hennepin County, Washington County, and Greater Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN townships.
Chase Cover Installation
Twin City Fireplace provides top-quality chimney chase cover installation, repair, and replacement for long-lasting protection for manufactured fireplaces and chimneys in our upper Midwest climate. Ask about our lifetime warranty.
With showrooms in Edina and Woodbury, we serve Minnesotans in Blaine, MN; Excelsior, MN; Maple Grove, MN; Stillwater, MN; and townships in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area.
Call (952) 941-2685 Edina or (651) 204-0112 Woodbury to schedule an appointment to discuss your project today!