Give Your Chimney The Protection It Needs With A Quality Chimney Cap
Although there are a few steps you can take to make sure moisture, animals, and debris stay out of your chimney system, one of the most important defenses you have on your side is the chimney cap. You see, your flue extends up past the brick or chase of your chimney, which means it’s exposed to everything from rain and hail to birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals. Take a look around and you’ll likely see a lot of chimneys with exposed flues that lack chimney caps. Unfortunately, caps can come loose during strong storms and severe weather, but a missing cap is bad news and should be addressed immediately.
The chimney cap is designed to fit snugly atop the flue so that the flue is protected against moisture and animal intrusion and dangerous obstructions caused by debris or nesting materials. Is your chimney properly fitted with a high-quality cap? If not, we can help.
Here at Hale’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair, we proudly install quality caps in all sizes and styles — so whether you have a small flue or a large flue, a modern-looking home or an historic home, we’ve got just the cap for you. We even offer custom caps and copper rain caps and guarantee a perfect fit when we’re finished with installation.
What Type Of Cap Should You Choose?
There are a lot of chimney caps on the market and costs can vary greatly. So how can you know which chimney cap is right for your home?
- First things first: consider material. Not all caps are created equal, and remember, the cap has a pretty important job and needs to last. If you’re looking to make an investment that has a big payoff over the years, you’ll want to invest in a chimney cap made of high-quality and durable materials, like stainless steel or copper. Stainless steel and copper are known for being the strongest materials and the best at standing up to moisture, season after season. In fact, the stainless steel caps we install carry a Lifetime Warranty.
- But don’t forget about style! While your cap does have a very function-oriented purpose, it also adds style to your chimney — so consider whether you want something that’s low-profile or something that really grabs the attention. And remember, with stainless steel, you’ll enjoy a sleek, clean look that doesn’t change, while copper will give you that beautiful patina over time.
Whether you want a custom copper rain cap that fits with the historic look of your home or you’re hoping for a low-profile stainless steel chimney cap, there are plenty of options to choose from here at Hale’s Chimney. To learn more about the many options available to you or to request an appointment to have your chimney inspected, give us a call at 972-562-6851 or fill out our online appointment request form. We’re here to help keep North TX’s chimneys clean and protected against chimney leaks!