What is a chimney pan, chimney rain cover? It's a pan that has one important purpose, to keep water from getting inside your chimney.
Over time, chimney pans are exposed to wind, rain and extreme temperatures that can cause severe damage. They can develop rust that eventually eats a hole through the pan, allowing water to leak into the chimney and into your home. Many times, a chimney rain pan develops problems because it wasn't’t installed properly.
We will replace your old rusty chimney pan and install a brand new stainless steel chimney rain pan the RIGHT WAY, so that it stops water pooling on top of your chimney. When water sits, it causes holes and unsightly rust stains.
As we visit homes, we'll find that most of the problems start with improperly installed or damaged storm collars or drip edge. A chimney pan should be inspected at least yearly or particularly after a hail storm. Upon your chimney inspection, we will advise you if you have a problem with your chimney pan and it should be fixed right away in order to prevent water from penetrating your chimney.
Hopefully we can repair the existing chimney cover, fixing chimney leaks and making sure your chimney pan is keeping water out of your chimney. Water that penetrates will quickly cause damage to your fireplace, walls and chimney structure. Water may cause the metal components inside your chimney to rust and wood framing to become dry rotted.
If the chimney pan is too deteriorated or damaged to repair, we can install a new stainless steel chimney pan. All chimneys are unique and we will build a custom chase pan to fit your chimney if needed.
A chase pan is a relatively inexpensive problem to fix. However, if you neglect this problem and don’t take care of it right away, the damage that the water penetration will cause is NOT easy or inexpensive to fix. One call ~ we do it all and we’ll take care of your chimney repairs or a professional installation of a chimney pan cover for your chimney.
We have all sizes of chimney pan covers to replace your old worn out chimney cover. Call us to inspect your chimney pan today or come on in, get directions!