Need a Custom Chase Cover for Your Prefab Unit in Wildwood? English Sweep, Inc. is Happy to Assist

Sometimes chimney components break down, but we’re here to offer the high-quality products folks in Wildwood, Pond, Grover, Fox Creek, Chesterfield, St. Louis, Melrose, Hollow, Glencoe, Orrville, Yeatman, Camp Wyman, Ellisville, Monarch, Petersville, Ballwin, Olivette, and more are looking for.

Worried about the condition of your chimney case? Our crew has got it covered – literally!

All prefabricated chimneys come with a chase cover, but most of the time these standard models aren’t built to last. This means you’ll end up experiencing rust and decay down the line, and your chase and flue won’t be adequately protected because of it.

Without a durable, properly fitted chase cover in place, your system will experience things like water damage, clogs and buildup, and animal entry, all of which are a hassle to deal with and can lead to expensive repair costs.

A stainless steel chase cover, custom-fitted by our team of Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified professionals, is the solution to your worries. These devices offer a lifetime of protection, they’re corrosion-resistant, and you won’t find a more reliable material anywhere else – a solid investment for any household.

We’ve installed these, along with other top-of-the-line products and appliances, in homes all throughout our service area. If you need chimney care, we’re the team to call.

Local Chimney Services You Can Feel Confident In

What’s there to do for fun in Wildwood, MO? Well, if the weather is right for it, you can visit one of the city’s many scenic parks, including the great Babler State Park. There’s also Rockwoods Reservation, lots of trails throughout the city, and countless shopping and eating options. Long story short, Wildwood has a lot to offer – and it’s a city we’re proud to bring the best chimney and fireplace services to!

We serve Fox Creek Road, Allenton Road, Melrose Road, St. Albans Road, Ossenfort Road, Wild Horse Creek Road, Babler Park Drive, Clayton Road, Shepard Road, Centaur Road, Strecker Road, Valley Road, Manchester Road, Westglen Farms Road, Waterside Drive, Oak Park Village Drive, Black Cherry Drive, Woods Road, Rain Forest Drive, Bright Leaf Court, and more. We’d love to travel to you too! Call or book online with us today.

What Else Can You Rely on Us For?

If you’ve enjoyed working with our team of sweeps in the past, then you’re in luck because we offer a long list of services you can take advantage of. We strive to do it all, so you don’t have to turn to anyone else!

Be sure to check out our high-quality products, as well:

And if you need emergency care, we’ve got your back there too.

Chimney Chase Covers, Chimney Caps, Chimney Crowns: What’s the Difference?

Chimney Caps

A chimney cap is a protective covering that is installed on top of a chimney flue. Every chimney, prefabricated or not, should have a chimney cap installed at the top of it. Caps serve several important purposes:

  • They prevent rainwater, snow, sleet, and other weather-related moisture from entering into your flue.
  • They block out debris and animals, keeping them from entering the chimney and causing clogs.
  • They help to improve chimney draft by preventing downdrafts. This also ensures smoke isn’t sent back into your home while fires are lit.
  • They reduce the risk of house fires by keeping sparks and embers inside the chimney – and not landing on your roofing materials.
  • They help to prolong the life of the chimney by preventing water damage, clogs, and other mishaps.
  • They save you money by preventing costly damages.

Chase Covers

A chase cover is a metal covering that is most often used on factory-built or prefab chimneys, but can be implemented on masonry setups as well. It is typically made of stainless steel or galvanized steel, and it covers the top of the chimney chase (the outer structure enclosing the chimney pipe). Chase covers…

  • prevent water from entering the chase, which can cause rust and damage to the chimney system.
  • help send water away from the sides of the chimney chase, which minimizes potential damage.
  • work alongside the chimney cap to keep animals and outside debris out of the flue.

Chimney Crowns

A chimney crown, also known as a chimney wash, is a concrete slab that covers the top of a masonry chimney structure. Its primary purposes are:

  • directing rainwater away from the brick sides of the chimney.
  • preventing water from entering through the top of the chimney structure.
  • providing protection to the top of the chimney and maintaining its structural integrity.

How Often Should Chase Covers Be Inspected & Replaced?

All chimney components – chase covers, included – should be inspected yearly during your annual chimney inspection.

As for how often they should be replaced? This depends on a number of factors, such as the material its made from, if it has been exposed to harsh weather, overall wear and tear, whether or not it was professional installed, and more. Chimney professionals, like the crew here at English Sweep, can assess their condition and recommend replacements when necessary.

Ready to get your next chimney overview booked? Reach out online or give us a call today.

Can I Install or Replace Chimney Caps or Chase Covers Myself, or Should I Hire a Professional?

While some homeowners may have the tools to replace these components, it is always recommended that you hire a professional chimney technician. Why? A chimney tech that’s been trained by a reputable organization like the CSIA can ensure everything is done properly, while assessing other areas of the chimney and its condition in the process.

Remember that even a small issue or mishap can lead to all kinds of issues. For instance, if even one spot is vulnerable, water can easily enter and wreak havoc and you’ll be left paying a lot for repairs and other replacement parts – all money that could have been saved by working with a professional in the first place.

Invest in the Best Protection Around

People in Clarkson Valley, Centaur, Sherman, Crescent, Jedburgh, Webster Groves, University City, and everywhere surrounding, continue relying on us year after year because they know they’ll get the care, attention, and protection they’re seeking for their chimneys and fireplaces.

Give us a call at 636-225-3340 or request an appointment online today. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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