A chimney cap prevents rain from entering the chimney, causing damper and firebox rust leading to expensive repairs.
Most chimney caps will not allow birds, bats, squirrels or other animals to enter the chimney to nest.
Where certain wind conditions exist, a chimney cap will discourage downdrafts. Some caps are specifically designed to prevent wind from blowing across the chimney, others actually create and updraft when wind blows through them!
Many chimney caps include 18 gauge wire mesh to reduce the amount of sparks and large ash that is normally blown into the air and onto rooftops.
Rely on our Experts!
Where the standard chimney cap does not fit the chimney or isn’t appropriate, American Chimney and Masonry has the expertise to recommend and install the appropriate chimney cap for any chimney or vent. Special caps (for large or unusual sizes), copper caps, wind directional and draft inducing caps and UL Listed caps for manufactured fireplaces are all available from our trained staff. We even can install damper caps that help prevent heat loss and will reduce your heating bills!
Be sure to ask one of our technicians which chimney cap is the best for you.