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

Chimney Caps Installed

Here is a chimney caps install we recently did. See the below before and after photos.


Custom Chimney Cap Installation

Here is a recent chimney cap Lucky Sully Chimney Sweep custom made and installed.

Custom chimney cap

New Chimney Cap in Orange County

Here is a chimney cap job we did recently. You can see the before, during the work and after photos below.

Before, during and after chimney cap replacement

Birds Nesting in Chimneys

Do you have a problem with birds nesting in your chimney?

We can help you with that. Below is photos of birds nesting in a chimney that we covered the top of the chimney so they could not nest in there anymore. This is a safety hazard to have anything in your chimney and should be removed.

Give us a call to have your fireplace done or inspected today!

birds nesting in a chimney

Custom Chimney Cap Install

We recently designed and installed a custom chimney cap here in Southern California. Below is the beautiful chimney cap and a drone view of the cap.

custom chimney cap install drone view of custom chimney cap

Chimney Cap Repair

Here is a Chimney cap we repaired. Below pictures are before & after. This is very common in Souther California. Inspect your chimney top and if you need it repaired or replaced, call us.

chimney cap repair before

Before repair

chimney cap repair after

After repair

Copper Chimney Caps 3 Years Later

We installed these beautiful Copper Chimney Caps in a beach city in Southern California. As you can see, after 3 years of patination, they are still weathering amazingly.