Chimney Caps are also known as rain caps, chimney covers, fireplace caps, flue covers, flue caps, and spark arrestors. A Chimney Cap is one of the most inexpensive preventive measures you can put on your fireplace.
Your chimney flue pipe comes in many different sizes and shapes. We carry only the highest quality caps in stainless and black galvanized steel, with the perfect size to fit your chimney flue pipe.
Bird/Animals – Wildlife uses an unprotected chimney as an invitation to enter your chimney and your home. They use the chimney as an inviting place to nest and roost. Bird droppings accumulate in a huge mass inside your chimney, this is a breeding ground for bacteria.
Leaves/Debris – Leaves and debris can choke a flue and set off a chimney fire in a dirty flue.
Arrest Sparks – Helps prevent sparks from landing on the roof, trees, and nearby combustible materials causing a fire.
Deterioration – Rain mixes with creosote, it then turns into a corrosive acid which deteriorates the bricks and mortar joints in the firebox.
Rust – Rain speeds the rusting of metal parts, this causes the damper to become hard to open or close and sometimes stuck in place.
Smell – When creosote gets wet, it will set off a bad smell especially if the chimney is dirty with excessive creosote and bird droppings.
Discourage Back Drafts – Where certain wind conditions exist the cap will discourage down drafts.