Chimney Caps

A chimney cap serves as a barrier against rain, snow, and downdrafts entering the chimney. Moisture entering the flue can cause internal components to rust, leading to costly repairs. Additionally, the cap protects sensitive areas of the chimney from water damage, preventing cracks or damage to the mortar and bricks. Furthermore, chimney caps can prevent animals like birds, bats, squirrels, and raccoons from entering the chimney, avoiding potential nesting issues. Lastly, a chimney cap with wire mesh can help prevent sparks and ash from causing fires outside the home, making it a worthwhile investment for chimney protection.

What most homeowners and even professionals don’t recognize is that the cap should protect the whole crown of the chimney, not just the flue tile. Most often single flue caps are put on a chimney because of the price but a chimney needs a total cover with a drip edge on a chimney. A single flue cap is like just wearing a cap in the rain instead of using an umbrella, it only protects the top but not the whole chimney.

Here are a few of our solutions:

Copper Hip and Ridge Full Coverage Cap

This is the best solution for any chimney because it builds a roof over the entire chimney, protects the crown, and provides complete animal protection. This solutions causes the rain to run straight to the shingles.

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