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Advantages of a Stainless Steel Bumper

If you have a prefabricated chimney, you most likely have a chase that has been built around the metal chimney pipes to protect them from the elements of weather as well as to give it the look of a traditional chimney. On top of the chase, you need to have a cover professionally installed to keep water from rain and melted ice and snow out of the chimney. For the best protection that will last for years, All Seasons Chimney recommends that you choose a chase cover that has been manufactured from stainless steel or copper. For over 25 years, we have been custom-making, repairing, and installing stainless steel chase covers in the lower Hudson Valley area as part of our professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services. We would like to tell you more about why we recommend stainless steel chase covers and what you can expect from our service.Advantages of a Stainless Steel Bumper - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons Chimney

What are the advantages of a chase cover made from stainless steel?

Keeping water out of your chimney is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a homeowner, and All Seasons Chimney can guarantee that our customized stainless steel chase covers will prevent water leaks for years. While you can find chase covers made from low-grade galvanized steel at lower prices, you will end up having to buy another one rather soon because galvanized steel starts to rust after being consistently exposed to the elements. Some of our stainless steel chase covers are guaranteed to last a lifetime! You want a chase cover that can not only stand up to the weather but can also keep birds and wild animals out of the chase. We have repaired and replaced many galvanized steel covers that were damaged by raccoons trying to get into the chase. Stainless steel chase covers are tough enough to prevent any critters from bending and damaging them.

What can I expect when I get a customized stainless steel chase cover from All Seasons Chimney?

Our expert chase makers start by taking precise measurements of your chimney and the chase so that we can be exact when making the chase. The things when creating a chase are the length and width of your chimney, the chase hole, the collar height, the skirt height, and the drip edge and diagonal creases. We will also make a storm collar that will be custom fit to your chase cover.

To keep your prefabricated chimney and chase protected against water penetration and animal invasions, you need a stainless steel chase cover that has been customized and installed by All Seasons Chimney. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for our custom-made chase cover services.

We Install Prefabricated Chimneys

If you are considering a new fireplace, you might want to think about a prefabricated system, also called factory-built. Since masonry chimneys are built on site brick by brick, they are much more costly to add to your home.

Prefabricated chimneys have several advantages. One advantage is that they are typically less expensive to install than masonry chimneys. For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney has been installing both masonry and prefabricated chimneys. We would love to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about prefabricated chimneys.

What is a prefabricated chimney?

 We Install Prefabricated Chimneys - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyIn the 1960’s, a prefabricated chimney is manufactured to be sold and installed with a specific fireplace as one piece. Introduced as an affordable alternative to masonry chimneys, and they are typically made of metal, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

A prefabricated chimney looks very different from a masonry chimney. It is spotted as a metal pipe extending from a roof. If you would like your prefabricated chimney to look more like a masonry chimney, the expert masons at All Seasons Chimney can build a chase or a masonry shell to cover the metal chimney pipe too.

What are the advantages of a prefabricated chimney?

As mentioned above, a pre-fab chimney is considerably less expensive to install than a masonry chimney. You can choose between wood-burning and gas fuel types for a prefabricated fireplace. This is especially great for those who love the convenience and ease of gas. Another advantage of a prefabricated chimney is the height, weight, and depth of the unit. It is all properly proportioned when it arrives at your home.

What are the concerns with a prefabricated chimney and fireplace system?

Over the past couple of decades, you have probably heard horror stories about devastating residential fires that started with a prefabricated system. However, majority of these fires were caused by the incorrect installation of these factory-built system that did not follow the required clearance measurements.

However, you can trust the installation process to our experts at All Seasons Chimney for your new prefabricated system. Our technicians have been trained and certified by the CSIA, and we always make sure everything meets building safety codes and standards when installing fireplaces and chimneys. If you are wanting a new fireplace, consider adding a prefabricated chimney system. Contact us at All Seasons Chimney today to learn more about our professional chimney installation services!