Protect Your Chimney & Prolong Its Service Life With A High-Quality Chimney Cap Or Damper
You know the flue opening at the top of your chimney? There’s an easy and effective solution for keeping it protected against rain, snow, sleet, animals, and birds — have a quality chimney cap or top-sealing damper installed by Firesafe Chimney Services!
Keeping the flue free of obstructions and moisture is one of the best and most important things you can do for your chimney system, and when you choose a quality chimney cap or top-sealing damper, you can expect a lifetime of protection.
The Purpose Of A Chimney Cap
The purpose of a chimney cap is to prevent rain, snow, ice, and debris from collecting in your chimney and to keep animals and birds out. Chimney caps also provide spark protection, preventing stray sparks from starting a fire on the roof or in nearby trees or foliage.
The installation of a quality chimney cap may also be part of the solution for poor draft and smoke problems. The size and area of the screen helps determine venting and draft, which is why chimney caps may be installed to help increase draft, reduce smoke issues, and prevent downdraft in chimneys.
But not all caps are right for all chimneys. Manufactured chimney systems require that the chimney cap be U.L. listed and tested with the chimney system it’s being installed on — so be sure to talk with a professional before purchasing a chimney cap for your manufactured system.
Why Are Stainless Steel & Copper Caps The Best Options?
So why choose stainless steel or copper? Aluminum caps and caps made from other weaker metals can quickly corrode and rust, rendering them ineffective, and leaving unsightly and unappealing rust stains down your chimney, roof, and siding. We recommend stainless steel or copper chimney caps, both of which will resist corrosion and prevent rust staining. The ideal chimney cap will cover all surface areas of the chimney and provide water-protection to the entire exterior top.
Why Choose A Top-Sealing Damper?
Many fireplace dampers are rusted, broken, and in need of repair or replacement. But sometimes, getting linkage and parts to repair one of these old throat dampers is difficult or even impossible. If the fireplace damper that seals the throat of your fireplace is damaged, we highly recommend replacing it with a top-sealing damper, which is mounted on the very top of the chimney. When the fireplace is not in use, the damper seals off the flue system and prevents heat loss, sort of like an airtight chimney cap. Has your damper seen better days? Firesafe Chimney Services can promptly replace your old energy-inefficient, heat losing damper with a new top-sealing damper, which will also serve as protection against animals, leaves, debris, and water.
Whether you’re considering adding a chimney cap or replacing an old damper with a new top-sealing damper that will save you money and prevent cold or hot air from entering your home and conditioned air from escaping, call Firesafe Chimney Services at 413-436-7946 or reach out to us through our online appointment request form today. Our team has provided years of service to Central Massachusetts and we’ve acquired a reputation for being the area’s on-time, knowledgeable, and dependable chimney professionals. Call today!