Chimney caps are a versatile accessory for your chimney that helps protect it from weather, debris, and pests. At Windy Chimney Service, we can install your chimney cover and help protect you.
Various names: Fireplace cap, furnace cap, chimney cap, chimney cover, rain cap, rain cover, animal guard, flue cap.
Uses: Prevent animal entry (squirrels, raccoons, birds, etc), stop most rain and snow from entering flue tiles, prevent sparks from escaping and igniting the roof or nearby flammable objects, help prevent wind-induced downdrafts that can cause smoke back-up or cold drafts.
Material used: 100% 304 stainless steel and built to withstand the toughest conditions. Ideal for oil, coal, or heavy wood burners or for any application within 25 miles of a saltwater coast. High quality construction includes a 24 gauge stainless steel hood with scalloped corners and roll-formed edges, 18 gauge expanded stainless steel mesh and 16 gauge stainless steel base for extra strength. We also offer copper caps and custom ones upon request!
Warranty: Lifetime. And by lifetime, we mean lifetime. If the cap were to come off for any reason, we could come secure it back down. And – if somehow it were damaged, we would replace it… at no charge.
What NOT to use: Galvanized metal, black caps, etc. Most of these caps are very cheaply made and they WILL rust out and eventually fall off your chimney. The other issue is that when they begin rusting, they discolor your chimney, giving it an unsightly appearance.