Chimney Repair and Replacement

What does a chimney do? What is a chimney cap? What is a chimney chase? Confusing terms for someone who doesn't know exactly what a chimney does. Chimneys are designed to exodus hot embers and smoke from a fireplace in your home. The chimney is comprised of 3 separate parts above your roof line that is exposed to the elements that are composed of different types of water resistant material. If not maintained properly, all products will eventually fail.

Generally the first to fail is the chimney cap, chimney base flashing (5x5), depending on the material that was originally installed.

There are many different types of chimneys and chimney caps. Below are some examples of various types of siding and chimney chases, and chimney caps.