Although a metal chimney pipe is efficient and safe in keeping your home properly vented, you may want a more attractive, complete look to your home. Surrounds made for the chimney come in natural-looking brick that will complement any home and will withstand any harsh environmental effects. The locking sides make installation fast and easy, but guarantee that it will remain safe and steady. Extensions are also available for longer chimneys. Adding a surround to your chimney is a long-lasting improvement to your home.
I have an existing chimney, which is surrounded by a metal product that looks like brick, which has over the years faded. Your website says your chimney surrounds are designed to cover a chimney pipe, but can they be used to wrap around an existing rectangle chimney?
Unfortunately, we no longer have access to the product you are describing and only the complete surround kits to conceal chimney pipe.
I have a Superior wood burning 36" fireplace installed in the late 1970s. The chimney surround is leaking and needs to be replaced. The pipe coming up through the roof is 8" - 10" in diameter (I can go up on the roof and measure if you can help me). Do you have a surround (the metal piece with the painted bricks in the enclosed pictures) that will fit this size?
The surrounds we offer will not include the sheet metal flashing. You will need to correct the issue as this is normally something sourced locally.
I have had my roof replaced, the chimney flashed more than once, and had a cricket built in but it still leaks around my chimney and it is ruining my ceiling. I have been told that the water is coming through the bricks and mortar joints of my chimney. Is that possible? If so, will a metal surround fix the problem?
While a surround properly sealed to the roof could help in keeping rain from leaking in, you will need to have your chimney inspected to make sure that the damage is not structural and will not cause any safety issues when operating your fireplace.
We were told that you could buy a brace for a brick chimney. Our brick chimney moves when we put the brush in to clean it. Can we buy a brace and is it safe?
There are indeed braces available for brick chimneys, however they are largely custom made. If your chimney physically moves while cleaning it, a brace will not solve the issue. Braces are simply meant to prevent possible damage due to high winds. If your chimney is moving, it is likely that it is cracked through and will need a thorough inspection by a licensed chimney sweep to evaluate for possible repairs.
Do you have faux stone surrounds? Or do you know of an alternative?
Unfortunately, the chimney surrounds that we offer only come in faux brick. I am not aware of a faux stone chimney surround that is currently offered by any manufacturer. It is likely that you will need to face one of the brick surrounds with stone paneling or build a wooden chase using the paneling. I apologize that I do not have the product you are looking for.