Benefits Of Chimney Caps

Installing a properly fitting chimney cap is essential for protecting your chimney structure. Chimney caps help keep rain and other precipitation from entering your chimney, which can save you a lot of money on damaged ceilings and walls. 

 

Chimney caps also prevent animals and debris from going inside your chimney. Animals such as squirrels, raccoons, and snakes are known to climb into chimneys; however, they typically aren’t able to get out by themselves. These animals often get trapped and die in the chimney, leaving you with a smelly carcass in your home. Birds often build nests over open chimneys because they are drawn to the warmth the chimney provides.  


Sometimes you will see Chimney Swift birds build a nest on the inside of your chimney. These birds are a protected species and you can get fined if you remove their nest or destroy their eggs. If you notice these birds, you will have to be patient for the birds to leave the nest and wait on your yearly maintenance. Find out more about this protected species

Preventing Chimney Debris and Hazards

While chimney caps protect you from things getting IN your chimney, debris or animal nests can also clog your flue so that smoke and toxic gasses cannot exit your home. In this case you might experience smoke, soot damage, chimney fires, or even carbon monoxide poisoning. 

 

Making the decision to install a chimney cap can eliminate many potential hazards.

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Firetec - Fireplace Service and Chimney Sweep in Butler PA
Firetec - Fireplace Service and Chimney Sweep in Butler PA

 

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Chimney Cap and Cover Materials

Chimney caps come in a number of different styles, materials, and colors. Some are standard using light materials and others are customized to your unique chimney. Our professionals recommend copper and stainless steel as they are the most durable and give the best performance. 

 

Each custom chimney cap is designed to accommodate the actual size of your chimney, protect the cement splay, and will cover the top edge of the face bricks. 

 

Ready to discuss what cover materials, size, and style will work best for your chimney? 

Chase Cover

A chase cover is specifically made for prefabricated fireplaces with a wood-framed chimney structure. Oftentimes when a house is being built, the chase cover is made from galvanized metal which rusts and breaks down over time. Chase covers seal off the chase structure, preventing moisture from getting into your chimney system and causing expensive repairs. 

We offer custom-made replacements in stainless steel or copper that offer lifetime protection. 

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