Need A New Chimney Cap Or Chimney Pot? Complete Chimney & Fireplace Solutions Is The Company To Call
Just like anything that’s exposed to the elements day in and day out, your chimney needs protection if it’s going to last. And one of the most important components in protecting your chimney against a chimney leak and the damage moisture can cause is the chimney cap or chimney pot.
What’s the difference?
A chimney cap is typically made of metal — here’s a rundown of each type of metal used and their pros/cons:
- Stainless Steel – Stainless steel provides a clean, chrome look and is particularly resistant to corrosion and rust. Most of the time, stainless steel caps carry a lifetime warranty and offer a lifetime of service.
- Galvanized Steel – Galvanized steel is often painted, which can be great for matching your cap to the color of your home exterior. Unfortunately, this material has a much shorter service life than stainless steel and copper, but that does make it a rather inexpensive option.
- Copper – Copper provides unparalleled protection and longevity, while also providing a beauty unlike stainless steel and galvanized steel. Although it tends to be the most expensive option, copper will last and will develop a beautiful patina over time.
Chimney pots, on the other hand, are made from clay or terra cotta and can be used to draw the eye and make a statement. You’ve likely seen these atop renovated historic homes or Victorian-style homes.
Because chimney pots are typically taller than chimney caps, they can be used to add height to your chimney, which can help with draft and reduce smoke problems. So, while they can be attractive additions to your chimney, chimney caps and chimney pots are more than just decorative. These components attach to the top of your chimney flue and safeguard it so that water, leaves, twigs, birds, and animals can’t get in and some can even improve performance.
Have you taken a look at your cap lately? Is it still there? Is it still doing its job? Is it enhancing your chimney and home? If not, we can replace it with a new chimney cap or chimney pot.
Request An Appointment To Have Your New Chimney Cap Or Pot Installed Today
If your chimney is in need of a new chimney cap or chimney pot, give Complete Chimney & Fireplace Solutions a call. We sell and install caps and pots of the highest quality and can help you find the perfect protective adornment for your chimney, whether you have a single- or multi-flue chimney. We carry custom stainless steel and copper caps, as well as top products from Superior Clay and Sandkuhl Clay. No matter what you’re looking for, if we don’t have it, we’ll have it custom-designed and on your chimney in no time.
When having a new cap or chimney pot installed, it’s important that the size of the flue and the size of the fireplace opening both be taken into consideration. If not, the addition of a cap or pot could actually negatively impact system performance. So be sure to talk with a professional here at Complete Chimney & Fireplace Solutions before choosing a cap or pot.
Call or fill out our online appointment request form and get the protection, style, and performance boost you need today!
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