Replaced leaking chase cover

Old leaking chase cover and cap, due to rust. Replaced the leaking chase cover with a new one.

replaced leaking chase cover

Beach home chase covers & shrouds installed

New chimney chase covers and shrouds are Stainless Steel and colored aluminum. These will hold up near beach cities better than galvanized.

chimney caps

Chimney Cap Repair

Here is a recent chimney cap repair we did. See the below before and after pictures.

Repair of chimney cap

Rebuild chimney crown and custom cap

We recently did a rebuild of a chimney crown and installed a custom chimney cap.

See our before and after pictures below.

Chimney crown repair

Chimney Cap Replacement

Here is a before and after of a Chimney Cap we replaced in Southern California.



Chimney Cap Replacement After


Beach Property Rusted Chimney Caps

Replacement of rusted chimney caps at a Long Beach property. Sea air is very hard on metal chimney tops and parts. See our Before and after photos below.

long beach rusted chimney caps

Damaged Chimney Shrouds

Chimney shrouds can get damaged or often times tend to rust if near the beach. Here is a damaged chimney shroud we replaced.

damaged chimney shroud replaced

Chase Covers & Shrouds in Long Beach

Here are before and after photos of Chase Covers & Shrouds we installed in Long Beach, California.





Traditional Masonry Chimney Caps

Custom chimney capWe believe traditional masonry chimneys should have chimney caps.  Chimney caps are also called rain caps or spark arrestors.  They serve a variety of purposes.  Even though we are not troubled by, unfortunately, by lots of rain, rainwater can cause a lot of damage to insides of fireplace and flue. If no rain cap present in a wood burning fireplace, rain water can mix with the creosote and ash in flue, making a caustic slurry that leaches the lime out of mortar turning the mortar to sand. This creates damage to the flue tile joints and firebox that can be expensive to repair.

The spark arrestor, breaks up any chunks of burning material, that may come out of chimney, into smaller pieces that are less likely to become airborne and land on something combustible, like a roof, neighbors house or into vegetation.

The chimney cap, also, keeps small animals from getting into chimney. We get lots of calls to get birds, raccoons, cats and other pests out of chimney. 

Further, a top mounted damper can often be put inside of a chimney cap. These are a marvelous invention.  The damper is a spring loaded metal plate, operated by a cable handle from inside firebox.  They do a fantastic job of closing off the chimney. They practically eliminate cold air downdrafts when closed.

And we install these to keeps bees from nesting. Once bees pick a chimney to hive in, they leave a scent that, even after bees are removed, the scent can beckon bees to return to try to hive again. The top damper provides a seal tight enough to keep bees out.

These chimney caps come in black galvanized, stainless steel and copper. For homes near the ocean, it’s recommended that stainless or copper be utilized. The stainless and copper have lifetime warranties.

Chimney Cap Before and After

Chimney caps are an inexpensive way to protect your chimney and fireplace from water, debris and animals.  Installing a chimney cap can save you headaches down the line. 

Here is a before and after of a chimney cap we replaced.

Chimney cap replaced