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Chimney Caps and Chase Covers

Part 3: Why is My Chimney Chase Cover Leaking?

Chase Cover LeakOften times, a water leak will occur before the cover has rusted through. This is caused by a faulty installation. Making sure all of the proper parts are installed is very important. One part missing and this can cause the setup to leak. The storm collar is the most forgotten part of a chase cover installation.

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Part 2: Why is My Chimney Chase Cover Leaking?

Chase Cover SidingUsually improper installation of the cover is a key factor as to why the chimney is leaking. These next two photo examples are of chimney chase covers that were originally installed correctly, but when other home improvements, such as new siding was installed, makes it look like the chimney cover is the problem. Installing a new chimney chase cover can solve the leaks shown in these examples.

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Part 1: Why is My Chimney Chase Cover Leaking?

Chimney CoverThe majority of the time when a chimney is leaking, it is caused by the chimney chase cover. Improper installation is often the biggest reason why the chimney cover is leaking. Here are some examples of improper installation of chimney chase covers. None of these examples were due to deterioration of the chimney. They were all leaking as a result of bad workmanship.

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Chimney Rain Caps: Do It Yourself Installation Advantages

Chimney rain cap stainless steelWhy invest in a Stainless Steel Chimney Cap? There are several dangers in not investing in a Stainless Steel Chimney Cap. They are as follows: excessive moisture from rain and snow, debris from leaves and sticks, birds bats and other animals, sparks can fly from top of chimney in a chimney fire, and water in your furnace.

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