Chase Pan Repair & Replacement
A chimney chase pan is a metal casing that sits atop your chimney to keep water and pests out. These normally come factory-made with a factory-made chimney, but chase pans can also be custom-made for masonry chimneys. Chase pans are crucial for preventing the devastating water damage that can occur when your chimney is left exposed to the elements (For more on water damage, please refer to our Chimney Leaks page).
Chase pans typically have a lifespan of anywhere from five to fifteen years. If you have noticed that your chimney’s chase pan is streaked with rust or damaged by nail holes or time, you will not want to delay having it repaired or rebuilt. Those of us at Hudson Chimney cannot overstate the importance of having a chase pan in good condition. This simple repair can end up saving you hundreds, even thousands, in water damage repairs on down the line.
What’s the difference in a chimney cap, a chimney crown, and a chimney chase pan?
We get asked this question a lot, and we understand why; it’s easy to get confused about the anatomy of a chimney. So here’s the difference between a chimney cap, a chimney crown, and a chimney chase: A chase pan is simply what you call a chimney crown when that crown is made of metal. When made of mortar, these crowns are called mortar crowns. A chimney cap serves as a roof over your chimney and is made usually of either stainless steel or copper, with sides made of screens that prevent small animals and birds from nesting in your chimney. Although they are different things, all three of these chimney components serve the same purpose. That purpose is to keep the elements and critters out of your chimney, while keeping sparks and flames inside of your chimney and off of your roof.
Have a Florida chimney that needs its chase pan repaired or replaced? We specialize in chimney crown repair and crown construction. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 904-282-4159.