Stainless Steel Chimney Caps
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL CHIMNEYS TO HAVE A CAP. HERE’S WHY:
ELIMINATE MOISTURE DAMAGE
Water and moisture are the number one cause of deterioration in masonry chimneys. When the flue is not capped, nothing prevents rainwater from falling directly into the flue. As this moisture accumulates it combines with the compounds in the exhaust residue including sulfur. This causes an acidic reaction which begins the literally eat away at the lining of the flue from the inside out. By installing a rain cap, this problem is avoided.
PREVENT BIRD AND ANIMAL INVASION
An uncapped flue is an open invitation to critters like squirrels, raccoons, birds and bats to seek out a warm place to nest during the winter months. These nests can form dangerous blockages which can prevent smoke or burner exhaust from venting out of your home properly, leading to hazards including carbon monoxide and chimney fires.
PROTECTS AGAINST AIRBORNE EMBERS AND SPARKS
Reduces the risk of fires caused by airborne embers and sparks escaping from the chimney flue.
GUARD AGAINST FLUE BLOCKAGE
Leaves and debris entering an uncapped chimney can also lead to a blockage of the flue setting the stage for dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning or fire.
PRESERVE YOUR HOME’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Your fireplace’s damper is there to allow you to seal off the flue for the fireplace when it is not in use. If your damper is damaged or deteriorated after years of use, it may not seal properly allowing the heat inside your home to get sucked up and out through the flue. Additionally, an improperly sealed flue can allow moisture to seep down into the base of the firebox causing a musty odor in the home. By insuring that your damper is in good working order, these problems can be avoided.