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Prefabricated Chimney Systems
Prefabricated or factory-built chimney units have become increasingly popular with homeowners over the years. Some 75 percent of annual fireplace installations (according to figures from the Health, Patio & Barbecue Association), are pre-fabricated fireplace units.
There are many reasons why these units are so popular. Since prefabricated fireplaces and chimneys are constructed as one unit, and are specifically designed and rigorously tested to work together, you can expect a high level of efficiency and safety. Plus, prefabricated units can be installed without a concrete footing, which means you’ll have broad installation options. And since prefabricated units are constructed out of metal and glass (largely), they can be highly affordable additions, too.
Coopertown Services builds and installs all kinds of fireplaces and chimneys, including prefabricated chimney units. Talk to our technicians about the options and benefits, and we’ll help you decide on a system that you’ll love.
The Difference Between Masonry And Prefabricated Chimneys
Masonry and prefabricated chimneys perform the same function, moving the dangerous byproducts of combustion from the inside of your home to the outside. But their construction and installation is very different.
Masonry units, built of brick and mortar, are constructed in place, brick by brick. Prefabricated chimneys are constructed out of stainless steel in a factory (along with the appliance they’re designed to work with as a complete unit). Coopertown Services technicians take these completed units and install them, rather than completely building them on-site.
Coopertown Services Can Also Build A Chase For Your Prefabricated Chimney
Prefabricated chimneys are highly functional, but aesthetically, they don’t always provide homeowners with the kind of curb appeal they’re looking for. These chimneys, in their basic state, look more or less like a stainless steel pipe rising up out of the roof — because that’s essentially what they are.
Many homeowners elect to have a chase built around their prefabricated chimney to give it a more complete, attractive look, and to help protect the chimney and flue.
Chases are designed and built to mimic the shape of a masonry chimney. They are sometimes finished with a siding that matches the rest of the home, or with a facade that mimics brick or stone. A chase cover is then installed at the top of the chase to help protect the chase and chimney from water. With a well-constructed and –installed chase and chase cover, prefabricated chimneys can be truly beautiful and durable additions to your home’s exterior.
Coopertown Services builds and installs all kinds of chimneys, including prefabricated chimneys and their accompanying chases. If you’re interested in having a prefabricated chimney installed, call us at 901-358-7777, or click here!
Another alternative is available with masonry chimneys which provide both their own type of beauty as well as protection. Coopertown Services has the expertise you can depend on when it comes to building new chimneys.