Chimney Caps Custom Built for Your Home
A chimney cap is used for true masonry chimneys. It consists of a case, a screen, and a lid. It is not only decorative, but it protects your chimney and fireplace from rain and invading wildlife.
A chase cap is found on pre-fab fireplaces. The fireplace will have a pipe running up through the top of the roof. Many pre-fab chimneys look like masonry chimneys on the outside, but actually just have a wooden box on the inside instead of brick. A chase cap will fit securely over the chimney top, kind of like a shoe-box lid fits onto a shoe-box. It will cover the entire top of the chimney, and should come down a few inches over the side. A chase cap prevents water from entering into the chimney.
Why do I need one?
Caps help prevent the invasion of unwanted animals. An open chimney is like an open window to a critter, and without a cap, the critter may decide to take up residence within your fireplace. Don’t wait until you hear scratching to protect your chimney!
A cap will also help to keep rain out of your chimney. Rain and moisture can cause internal structural damage to a chimney by corroding the mortar and bricks. It can rust dampers, produce mold, and cause the walls and ceiling around your fireplace to weaken.
Where can I get one or have one installed?
If you think you need a cap or need to replace your existing one, give Bryant Roofing and Repairs a call at 770-267-8600 to schedule an estimate. We will measure, fabricate and install your new cap, adding protection, curb-appeal and longevity to your home.
Take a look at some of our caps we’ve built: