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We Sell High Quality Chimney Caps To Keep Out Rain, Animals & More

Looking for a new chimney cap near Nashville? Here at Ashbusters, we know firsthand how downright frustrating it can be when an important piece of your chimney starts malfunctioning. Fortunately for those living in and around the general Nashville area, we also have the right products and industry expertise to fix it. Offering a full-service variety of chimney maintenance work and a wide range of the industry’s best products, Ashbusters Chimney Service is the place to call for all matters concerning your hearth and chimney. 

Get in touch online by filling out this appointment request form or by giving us a call at 615-459-2546 to learn more and get started. We can’t wait to work with you!

What Is a Chimney Cap?

Designed to cover the chimney’s exhaust flue, chimney caps have two very important jobs.

  1. Ensure the vulnerable inside of the flue is protected against things like water damage, animal intrusion, and any other flying debris that could get lodged in the system and cause significant issues or inefficiencies.
  2. Allow the fireplace’s fumes and exhaust to still effectively escape.

To accommodate a variety of structural designs and aesthetic purposes, chimney caps come in a handful of different types and styles. Some are sized and snugly fit directly on top of the chimney flue with a sloped roof meant to divert water out and away. Others are designed to encompass the entire top of the chimney – including the crown or chase cover – and provide an extra level of protection.

There are also specialty caps meant to aid in or enhance specific functions like funneling wind in a certain way and even some custom built to fit unique structural measurements.

Regardless of look and style you need, chimney caps are a vital piece of your masonry or prefabricated chimney system. Operating your fireplace without a cap in place will not only cause performance inefficiencies, but could put you and your home at risk for a variety of dangers too. If ever you learn that your chimney cap is rusty, corroding, or damaged in some other way, it’s important to schedule an appointment to get that fixed right away.  

What Types of Chimney Caps Are There?

Because every chimney is a little bit different from the next, it’s important to offer a handful of different styles. All of our chimney caps have a lifetime warranty against corrosion and workmanship defects, as well as offer full-coverage protection for the whole top part of your system. Considering water is enemy number one when it comes to all parts of your chimney, investing in a high-quality, durable chimney cap is a must.

At Ashbusters, we offer the following:

  • Top Mount Chimney Caps: Installed directly on top of the chimney crown or chase cover, a Top Mount chimney cap is an excellent option for systems utilizing multiple flues. Featuring a flat top with a lip that’s angled down and hanging off the edge of the structure, these caps encourage water to run off and flow away from the rest of the chimney.
  • Outside Mount Chimney Caps: Unlike top mount caps, outside mount caps are designed to encompass the entire top part and are installed directly onto the chimney itself. This provides an additional level of protection to your crown or chase cover.
  • Hip & Ridge: Where the first two options are created with the flat top and curved edge, a hip & ridge chimney cap is shaped more like a roof that hangs over the edge of your chimney. The ridges and overall angular structure of these kinds of chimney caps do a great job of redirecting water out and away from your chimney the moment it starts raining.

Note: Just like the flat top chimney caps, hip & ridge caps are available in both a top and outside mount models so you can choose the level of protection that’s best for you.

No matter where you are in your chimney cap purchasing process, the dedicated Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified pros at Ashbusters are here to help. Know exactly which chimney cap you’d like to have installed? Let’s schedule an appointment and get that set up. 

Not sure where to begin? We’d be happy to walk you through your options and give you our professional advice on each. Just give us a call at 615-459-2546 or reach out online by filling out this appointment request form. We’re here for you!

What Are Common Chimney Cap Materials?

When it comes to chimney cap materials, it’s important that they are constructed of something strong and durable. After all, not only must they withstand the intense heat found in the fire exhaust, but they also need to be somewhat resistant to the many moods (and temperatures, elements, animals, and more) of Mother Nature.

Here at Ashbusters, we’re proud to sell and install stainless steel and copper chimney caps from Top Hat Metalworks.

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Stainless Steel Chimney Caps

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Top Mount

brick chimney damper with metal mesh casing and silver top

Outside Mount

Hip Ridge Custom Cap metal with mesh sitting installed on top of brick chimney

Hip & Ridge, Top Mount

Hip Ridge Custom Copper Cap metal with mesh sitting installed on top of brick chimney

Hip & Ridge, Outside Mount

Copper Chimney Caps

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Top Mount

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Outside Mount

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Hip & Ridge, Top Mount

outside mount hip and ridge custom copper chimney cap

Hip & Ridge, Outside Mount

Available Colors

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Copper Metallic

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Copper Metallic

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Statuary Bronze

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Matte Black

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Why We Love Stainless Steel

One of the most popular choices in metals when it comes to a variety of chimney parts and pieces, you can never go wrong with a chimney cap crafted from quality-grade stainless steel. Here are just a few reasons why we love stainless chimney caps:

  • Strong and durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Beautiful, shiny finish

Benefits of Copper

Increasing in popularity over recent years, copper is another excellent choice for chimney caps. While it does have a bit of a higher price tag, the quality exceeds expectations. These are some benefits of investing in a copper chimney cap:

  • Unmatched in aesthetic presentation
  • Shiny finish can be maintained with regular polishing, or enjoy a new look with age
  • Resistant to high heat
  • Strong and durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Lifetime warranty

Plus, our copper chimney caps have the following color customization options:

  • Copper Metallic
  • Statuary Bronze
  • Matte Black
  • Copperdale

No matter what final look you’re after, we’re sure to have just the right product for you and your system. Not finding exactly what you’re looking for? No worries. Just reach out to one of the knowledgeable and friendly members of our team, and we’ll help you in any way we can.

How Much Does It Cost To Install a Chimney Cap?

Ah, yes. The “How much will this endeavor cost me?” question. As fellow consumers, we know how frustrating it can be to pilfer through a website scanning for any information about pricing. And if you’ve spent any time perusing our site, you’ve likely found that our various products and services do not contain that highly coveted information.

The reason for this is because the costs of everything we offer depend on a range of different factors. Our relationships with our many customers mean a lot to us and we never wish to provide any information that would not be applicable to every Nashville homeowner who visits our site.

So, while we cannot in good conscience provide an approximate range of chimney cap installation costs, we are always more than happy to discuss an estimated quote with you. Once we learn a little bit more about your chimney, your intended budget, and your overall goal with regard to your brand new chimney cap, we can give you some more detailed information that pertains specifically to you.

Get the process started today by either reaching out online or giving us a call at 615-459-2546. We’d be happy to hear from you.

How Do I Clean & Maintain My Chimney Cap?

Well, this is somewhat of a trick question. Why? Because you, as the homeowner, should not plan to ever personally take it upon yourself to clean and/or maintain your chimney cap.

Remember, this is quite literally the tallest point in your home/roof. Because of the way roofs are designed and the way in which chimneys protrude out of them, reaching the cap safely can be dangerous – even for professionals. And without the proper equipment and training, you could seriously injure yourself.

That being said, one of the most important things you can do for your entire chimney and fireplace system is to stay on top of regular preventive services like chimney cleanings and inspections. While they are indeed two separate services, both are required to ensure that you are operating a safe and suitable system and that provides efficient and optimal performance. It is during these types of services that a professional can get up close and personal with each and every element that makes up your structure – including your chimney cap.

Do you know the last time your chimney was professionally swept out? Schedule an annual chimney cleaning with the pros at Ashbusters by filling out this form or dialing 615-459-2546.

How Do I Know When It’s Time To Replace My Chimney Cap?

Similar to the previous questions, in many ways, this can be hard to know. Unless you spend a fair amount of time hanging out on your roof (hey, stranger things have happened), you’re not always likely to know when your cap is in good condition and when it might be time to consider getting it replaced.

However, any signs of possible animal entry or a leaky chimney could mean that your chimney cap is deteriorating and has seen better days. This list is, of course, not exhaustive, but it gives you a reference point of some of the things to look out for:

  • Strange odors like mold/mildew or those that might point to an animal
  • Signs of water damage in the areas surrounding your fireplace
  • Dripping coming from inside your flue
  • Sounds of animals scampering
  • Leaves, twigs, or other random debris finding its way into your firebox

Again, the best way to know about the status and general condition of all of the elements of your structure is to maintain a regular preventive service schedule. Without the confirmation that comes from a thorough overview of everything, you’re really just shooting in the dark.

Can I Install a New Chimney Cap Myself?

Based on our answers to the previous two questions, you might’ve guessed our answer is no. It is generally not recommended to DIY a chimney cap installation.

Not only is the location incredibly precarious, but chimneys are also complex structures that require a specific attention to detail, as well as just the right fit. You see, it’s not as simple as climbing up to the top and placing a chimney cap over the flue  – there are different sizes and installation methods to keep in mind too.

Trust us, working with a professional right from the very start will be significantly more beneficial in the long run. You’ll end up saving tons of time and money, and you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you installed it correctly or damaged anything else along the way. Plus, you don’t have to worry about finding a tall enough ladder or any of the other equipment required of an installation job.

The short of it? Working with a professional is just way easier all around. And when it comes to professionals in the greater Nashville area, there is no team better than Ashbusters Chimney Service.

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Chimney Cap? Trust the Team at Ashbusters

It’s a dark and stormy night…one of those evenings where the whipping wind and pounding rain make you extra grateful for the solace and comfort of your warm home. In an effort to capitalize on this perfectly cozy moment, you decide to light a fire in your fireplace. But as you get closer to the hearth you hear it – the dreaded drip…drip…drip…that can only mean one thing: your chimney has sprouted a leak – and that old chimney cap is probably to blame.

Whether your existing chimney cap is damaged, or you’re just ready for an upgrade, Ashbusters has just the right replacement for you. Thanks to our variety of chimney cap styles and materials, we’re confident we have something that appeals to everyone.

We’d love to meet you and learn a little bit more about what you’re looking for. Reach out online or call us at 615-459-2645 to get started.


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