Count on Us to Repair & Install Your Chase Tops & Custom Covers

Do you have a prefabricated fireplace in your St. Louis home? If you’re still using the chase top or cover that came with it, then you may want to consider investing in a new one.

Usually, prefab units comes with a chase cover made of galvanized sheet metal. This material can do an effective job for a brief time, but the truth is it’s on the cheaper side of things and it won’t provide you with long-lasting protection. Before you know it, you may notice rust and other deterioration, which will end up putting your entire system at risk.

What you need is a stainless steel custom cover or chase top. And here at English Sweep, Inc., we have the products and experience to provide the long-lasting protection your chimney demands.

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English Sweep – Chase Tops and Custom Covers

What a Chase Top or Custom Cover Does

A quality chase top or cover should do the following:

  • Protect your chimney and fireplace from water-related damages
  • Stay rust-free for decades
  • Ensure your liner isn’t exposed to the elements
  • Send water out and away from the sides of your chimney chase
  • Help keep out animals, debris, and any stray trash blowing around outside

Basically, if your chase cover isn’t made from durable materials and installed correctly, your system will be prone to damage, clogs, and premature deterioration.

Invest in the quality components you need to avoid bigger repairs in the future and issues throughout your burning season.

Why Stainless Steel Is the Right Choice

Stainless steel chase tops or covers are known for their durability and long-lasting protection, but they aren’t as inexpensive as some other options. Many homeowners wonder if stainless steel is actually worth the extra cost and, if so, why this is.

The reason we recommend stainless steel is because it is resistant to all types of weather, and given the location of the chase top or cover, that’s a big deal. You see, all the rain, snow, sleet, and heat of the outside can really do a number to weaker, less durable metals. But with a stainless steel chase top or custom cover, you’ve got one less thing to worry about, no matter what season we’re in or what the current climate is.

Stainless steel is also known to last. Other materials will eventually need to be replaced, but stainless steel covers equip you with a solution that’s sure to last a lifetime.

So, the answer is: Yes, stainless steel is worth the additional costs, because it’ll last far longer than a cheaper option.

We Specialize in Custom Covers & Chase Tops

If you’re looking to resolve problems with your chase cover, count on us from the very beginning. We’ll recommend the appropriate size and materials for your needs and budget, so you can rest easier knowing your cover is custom-fitted to your unique set-up.

If you live in Kirkwood, Webster Groves, University City, Clayton, Des Peres, Olivette, Ballwin, Wildwood, Chesterfield, or anywhere else surrounding, our experts can help with it all.

We’re here to answer your questions – call 636-225-3340 or request an appointment online to get started.


The right chimney cap could be the answer to a leaky chimney. Call us for more information.