A chimney cap serves two purposes: the cap
will allow smoke and dangerous gases to escape
while stopping any sparks which may rise
from your fireplace, and it can protect your
chimney from leaves, nesting animals and
rain damage that might otherwise enter an
Chimney caps come in all sizes,
designs to compliment your chimney.
measurements are important when
a cap, so be sure to do your
you plan to buy and install one
- Stainless steel chimney caps are now available
and are recommended over the older galvanized
steel caps that can rust and deteriorate.
If you have the work done for you, many professionals
offer lifetime guarantees for the stainless
- If you have more than one flue, you will
need a multi-flue cap.
Professional installation of a single flue,
stainless steel cap starts at around $100
depending on the contractor. While you're
at it, you might also want to have them perform
maintenance on your chimney.