Having a high quality chimney cap is one of the best things that you can do for the long term life of your chimney. They are so versatile and useful that we recommend that every single chimney flue be covered with a stainless steel or copper chimney cap. Along with regular caps, top mounted damper caps are an excellent replacement or upgrade to your chimney’s damper system.
Chimney caps keep animals and debris out of chimneys. Rodents and small birds can nest in chimneys if they are allowed to. These animals and their droppings carry diseases that are harmful to humans and pets. Their nests can prevent fireplaces from drawing properly, forcing smoke and carbon monoxide back into the house.
Organic debris can easily block an unprotected chimney flue. Over time, rain and water can do thousands of dollars damage to the masonry work. Because brick and mortar structures are porous, they will absorb rainwater on their surface. A cap will ensure that rain rolls away from the flue opening and against the waterproof crown, where it will not collect or absorb into the chimney structure.
Damper caps are chimney caps that have top mounted dampers built in. A damper cap has stainless steel lids that close air tight against a rubber seal, and is operated from inside the home using a simple pull chain.
These dampers are superior to traditional throat dampers due to their ability to form an airtight seal – preventing the smokey fireplace smell that even a slight downdraft can cause. If your original damper has been damaged or broken beyond repair, a top mounted damper is a perfect replacement.
Chimney Masters installs only the highest quality chimney caps and dampers, all of which carry a lifetime product warranty, and we guarantee all of our work. That means that if you buy a cap from us and anything ever goes wrong with it, you are covered! Just give us a call and we will come by and we will take care of it!