Making sure your chimney is ready for winter is an important task for homeowners. Winter weather can be tough on masonry chimneys, so you need to ensure your chimney can handle whatever winter may bring. One of the most important components of your chimney system is the chimney cap, and, unfortunately, people tend to forget about this part. Installed at the top of your chimney, the chimney cap has been called by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) the least expensive preventive measure you can take to keep water out of your chimney where it can cause a lot of damage. Your chimney cap can protect your chimney from other types of damage, and certain types of chimney caps can even help your chimney to work more efficiently. If it has been a while since your chimney has been capped, it might be time to replace the chimney cap. Ashbusters would like to tell you about the different kinds of chimney caps we sell and install.
Top Mount Chimney Caps
Also known as multi-flue chimney caps, this type of cap is available in both copper and stainless steel. They come in four different screen heights, two lid styles, and two lid sizes. Ashbusters likes the adjustable mounting flanges because they allow us to level the chimney cap. The removable lid makes for easier maintenance. We also carry single-flue chimney caps and round clamp chimney caps that have a single easy clamp fastening system.
Custom Chimney Caps
If your chimney needs a custom-sized chimney cap, Ashbusters carries a variety of custom caps. You can choose from a custom outside mount cap that can hide ugly brickwork or a badly constructed crown, a custom top mount cap, and a custom traditional hood that will dress up your chimney.
Copper and Clay Chimney Pots
If you are looking for a stylish way to cap your chimney, you might want to consider one of our clay or copper chimney pots. Available in several sizes, we can also create a custom pot for your chimney. You can top of your clay or copper pot with a custom pot topper that will protect your chimney from water, debris, and animals.
Vacu-stack Chimney Caps
Have you been experiencing problems with chimney draft? A Vacu-Stack chimney cap can help to improve chimney draft by protecting your chimney from wind-induced down drafts. The vents in this cap direct the wind to help pull the exhaust gases from your chimney.
Is it time to replace your chimney cap? Contact us at Ashbusters to talk to our staff about which type of cap is best for your chimney.