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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.

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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? 

We not only repair and replace roofs, we custom build and install chimney and chase caps in Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding areas!

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:

By: Sandra.Bryant
In: chimney caps

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