Chimney Caps and Dampers
Standard chimney caps can be installed to prevent rain water as well as animals from entering your chimney. Years of exposure to rainwater will greatly reduce the lifetime of your masonry chimney and very possibly your entire fireplace construction. Animals in your chimney and your home are a nuisance that no homeowner wants to deal with. Both of these scenarios may be easily avoided with a chimney cap.
If you have had a stainless steel chimney liner installed in the past 10 years and are unsure of the quality of the craftsmanship, please feel free to call us for a chimney inspection / certification. In some cases we can actually pull your liner up a few feet, open the wall in the basement and install a chimney liner Tee right on your pre-existing chimney liner.
More Information on Chimney Caps & Dampers
Chimney caps come in many shapes and sizes to fit all chimneys. You will also find these caps in galvanized metal or stainless steel. Stainless steel caps will last considerably longer than galvanized metal chimney caps.
The Leymance energy-saving damper is a popular way to prevent energy loss through your fireplace chimney. This item acts as a cap as well as a damper and has been proven to prevent as much as 90% of chimneys energy loss. Old metal dampers or the absence of any damper may act as a cracked or open window in your home throughout the winter season. Rubber gaskets on the Lemance damper seal your chimney off from the top keeping your energy dollars in your home where they should be. A Stainless steel cable and bracket will be secured in the fireplace. This cable will be easily reached and will allow you to open and close the damper. No more reaching up into the firebox to open and close your metal damper that is covered in soot.