Chimney Caps & Tops
Let's put a cap on it
No matter the chimney top you need, we have a solution for you. Chimney tops are often overlooked but play an important part in keeping water intrusion from entering your system. From chase covers and rain pans, to dampers and custom caps, our certified chimney specialists will help you find the perfect fit.
Chase Covers/Rain Pans
Chase covers and rain pans work much like chimney crowns and are designed to seal off the chase of a prefabricated or masonry chimney. Like a lid for your chimney, chase covers and rain pans seal off the entire chase, with the exception of a small opening for the flue itself. Learn more about chase covers and rain pans here.
Looking to kill two birds with one stone? An energy-saving damper performs the job of both a damper and a chimney cap! Having an energy-saving damper installed will help cut down on heating and cooling bills and prevent moisture, animals, and debris from entering your flue. Read more about these chimney tops here.
Chimney Caps & Custom Caps
Chimney caps are designed to close off your flue and prevent animal, water, and debris intrusion. Here at Chimney Solutions, we install a variety of quality caps, including custom caps. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll make it happen! Click here for more information.
Why Install A Chimney Cap?
Having a quality chimney top installed on your chimney is one of the best and most cost-effective things you can do to protect your chimney and keep it in great shape. Without a chimney top to seal your chimney and flue, there are a number of issues you could encounter:
Throughout the year, your chimney takes on rain, snow, and sleet, sometimes for days on end. Without a proper chimney top, this moisture will gain access to the masonry of your chimney, causing cracks, mortar deterioration, spalling, and other destruction. Not only that, but moisture will also damage any metal components of your system, like your chimney liner, your damper, and any metal in the connected appliance.
Animal & Insect Intrusion
Many animals, such as birds, bats, and raccoons, see the chimney as a wonderful place to nest and raise a family. If there’s no cap or chase cover to prevent animal and insect entry, they can waltz right in, bringing nesting materials, disease, feces, and food. They also oftentimes get trapped in the chimney or fall down into the fireplace – and both scenarios often end in animal fatality.
Whether it’s nesting materials, feathers, and fur left behind by animals or twigs, branches, and leaves, flammable materials can easily enter an uncovered chimney and flue, creating major blockages, system inefficiency, and fire and carbon monoxide hazards.
Draft Problems/Energy Waste
Without a quality seal at the top of your chimney flue, conditioned air will easily escape the home, while cold wind bursts and outside air will easily enter the home, resulting in draft problems, energy waste, and higher utilities.