Chimney Cap Installation: Prevent Water Damage, Animal Intrusion & More

Chimney caps are devices installed at the top of your chimney to prevent animals, debris, and water from entering your flue and wreaking havoc on your chimney’s interior and your home. Our high-quality stainless steel chimney caps and copper chimney caps come in a variety of sizes from your standard chimney size to the size of a truck bed. Rest assured, whatever your system needs, we can provide it.

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What Is the Function of a Chimney Cap?

Chimney caps keep out rain and snow.

The main function of your chimney cap is to prevent bad weather – snow, rain, etc. – from causing damage to your chimney and the rest of your home. Moisture is one of the biggest threats to your system’s structural soundness, and without a chimney cap in place, it will have easy access to your liner and interior masonry.

Before you know it, things will start breaking down and you’ll need to invest in some expensive repair work. Investing in an affordable cap now is definitely the smarter route.

Chimney caps prevent animal entry.

Animals in your flue are definitely something to avoid. They can clog things up, invite pests, and cause foul odors to enter your home. Unfortunately, your chimney is an appealing spot for these critters since it offers warmth and protection for predators. Chimney caps help keep birds, squirrels, raccoons, and the like at bay.

Chimney caps block debris from entering.

Windy days can cause leaves, twigs, grass, and other debris to fly into your chimney if it’s left unprotected. These can quickly build up and create clogs and fire hazards. These materials can also break down your liner and masonry. All in all, preventing them from accumulating is imperative for keeping your home and chimney system better protected.

New stainless steel chimney cap painted green to match the green metal roofing - cloudy skies and trees in the background - the chimney is made of irregular river rock

Chimney caps prevent downdrafts.

A drafty chimney can invite all kinds of issues. Not only does it cause your system to work less efficiently, but it can invite in odors and have an impact on the temperatures in your home – which then causes your monthly heating and cooling bills to rise.

In the end, proper airflow is vital for keeping your chimney functioning well. Ensure downdrafts don’t cause problems by getting your cap installed today.

Chimney caps protect your roof.

So, it’s clear that chimney caps can protect your chimney, but they can actually protect your roof too. Should stray sparks or embers go rogue and try to escape up your chimney, your chimney cap will stop them from flying out the top and landing on your roof or any piles of leaves or debris that might be building up on top of it.

Work With Us to Find Your Perfect Chimney Cap

When choosing a cap, finding the appropriate size, shape, and material is imperative for getting the high level of protection your system requires. Work with our experts to ensure you get exactly what you need and that your new cap is installed correctly.

Already facing damage from a missing cap? Count on our chimney repair experts to get your chimney looking good and functioning efficiently.

Call today or schedule with us online to get started.


Ask us about installing a chase cover to protect your prefabricated chimney. It’s another chimney repair you can count on.