We Rebuild & Install Prefabricated Chimney Systems Throughout the Memphis Area

Prefabricated or factory-built chimney units have become increasingly popular with homeowners over the years, with the majority of new homes now choosing them over a full masonry build.

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.

What Are the Benefits of Using a Prefab Chimney?

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 won’t be forced to invest in a permanent fixture for your home. And since prefabricated units are constructed out of metal and glass (largely), they tend to be highly affordable additions too.

Here’s a full rundown of all the benefits you can expect:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Prefab chimneys are generally less expensive to purchase and install than traditional masonry chimneys. In addition, the installation process is quicker and requires less specialized labor, further reducing overall costs.
  • Ease of Installation: Because prefab chimneys can be installed in a fraction of the time it takes to build a masonry chimney, the installation process is less invasive and disruptive to the home environment.
  • Versatility: Prefab chimneys come in a variety of styles and finishes, allowing for greater flexibility in matching the aesthetic of the home, and they can be used with a wide range of heating appliances.
  • Strong Performance: Prefab chimneys are designed to optimize draft, improving the efficiency of the fireplace or stove. In addition, many prefab chimneys have built-in insulation, which can help maintain proper flue temperatures and reduce the risk of creosote buildup.
  • Improved Safety: Prefab chimneys are subjected to rigorous testing and must meet strict safety standards.
  • Less Maintenance: The materials used in prefab chimneys are often more resistant to the elements and require less maintenance than traditional brick and mortar chimneys.
  • Compact Design: Prefab chimneys are often more compact than masonry chimneys, making them ideal for homes with limited space.
  • Easy Replacement: If a section of a prefab chimney becomes damaged, it can be more easily replaced than repairing a masonry chimney which may require an entire rebuild if a portion is damaged or broken down.
  • Portability: Prefab chimneys can typically be relocated if needed, unlike masonry chimneys which are permanent structures.
Coopertown Technicians Building A Prefabricated Chimney with 4 ladders and a drop cloth at the base of the chimney
Sound like the right choice for your home? Call now with any questions or to schedule an appointment. You can also reach out to us online – we’ve got your back.

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 and attractive look, as well as 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 properly installed chase and chase cover, prefabricated chimneys can be truly beautiful and durable additions to your home’s exterior.

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How Long Do Prefabricated Chimneys Last?

Prefabricated chimneys can last between 20 to 30 years…or more! Lifespan can vary based on many things, though, such as:

  • Quality of the materials. High-quality materials, such as stainless steel, tend to have longer lifespans compared to lower-quality options, like galvanized steel.
  • Professional (or not) installation. Proper installation by a qualified professional is crucial, as incorrect installation can lead to premature wear and safety issues.
  • Frequency of maintenance. Annual inspections are a must with any chimney or venting appliance and minimize the risk of experiencing creosote buildup, rust, and other issues – all of which can shorten the chimney’s lifespan.
  • How often it’s used. The frequency of use – and whether or not it’s used appropriately – can impact the longevity of a prefabricated chimney…more use typically results in shorter lifespans.
  • Environmental factors. Exposure to harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain or snow, can affect the durability and longevity of the chimney.
  • Swift (or not) repairs. Promptly addressing any issues, such as replacing damaged components, can help maintain the integrity of the chimney system and extend its lifespan.

All in all, the better care you take of it, the longer your prefab system will last. It’s also vital to find a reliable chimney service provider that is certified and knows how to handle all repairs and maintenance appropriately. If you’re in the Memphis area, make Coopertown your go-to crew – we’re here to help.

Can I Install a Prefabricated Chimney Myself?

While it might be tempting to try and save money by installing your prefabricated chimney yourself, it is highly frowned upon.

The biggest reason we suggest hiring a pro? Safety. Proper installation is critical for ensuring the chimney is correctly assembled and secured…and that all safety measures are in place. Improper installation can lead to serious hazards such as chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and structural damage. It’s simply not worth taking any risks.

In addition, it’s imperative that proper building and regulations are followed. Our techs are familiar with local building codes and regulations, and we can ensure the installation is done appropriately, so nothing has to be modified down the line.

Finally, consider your warranty and any insurance requirements. Usually warranties state that they will become void if a professional isn’t hired for installation. And, should you face damage down the line, it’s less likely for you to get insurance coverage too.

All in all, installing a chimney is a complex and time-consuming task that requires specific tools and equipment, as well as specialized techniques. If you don’t really know your stuff, you could make a mistake that would end up costing you more in the long run… Save stress and gain peace of mind by calling us in from the start.

What’s the Difference Between Masonry & 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. That said, their construction and installation are 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.

Call or Book Online With Us Today

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. You can also reach out to us online with any questions or to book an appointment!


We can help with every form of chimney repair, including chimney rebuilds or renovations, installing a new chase cover, and more.