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Chimney Caps

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 uncovered chimney.

Chimney caps come in all sizes, shapes and designs to compliment your chimney. Correct measurements are important when purchasing a cap, so be sure to do your research if you plan to buy and install one yourself. In addition:

  • 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 steel caps.
  • 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.

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