Keep Your Chimney Dry & Nest-Free With A Copper Or Steel Chimney Cap
Here at Chim Chimney Sweep, we work hard to make it easy for homeowners in the MetroWest area to keep their chimneys free of costly damage — and it starts at the top. Every chimney needs a quality chimney cap to keep rain, snow, sleet, and nesting birds and animals out of the chimney flue. But if you take a look around, you’ll see that not every chimney has one. Is your chimney protected against leaks and animals? If not, it’s time to give Chim Chimney Sweep a call.
We’re proud to offer our neighbors in Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Boston West the very best in chimney caps. We sell and install HomeSaver and Gelco chimney caps, which come in a variety of styles and finishes for a customized look that really suits your home. Here’s a little bit about each type of metal used for chimney caps and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Let us know if you have any questions or need assistance deciding which is best for your home!
- Galvanized Steel Caps — Galvanized steel caps are the most affordable option, but the downside is, they won’t offer you long-term protection against leaks, animals, and birds. In fact, galvanized steel caps are prone to rust, which is why they only carry a three-year warranty. If you need a quick fix and you’re trying to save money short-term, galvanized steel can be a good option, but keep in mind, you’ll need to keep an eye out for signs of a chimney leak and revisit the chimney cap in just a few short years.
- Stainless Steel Caps —While it’s a more expensive option than galvanized steel, if you’re looking for a lifetime of protection, we recommend going with a stainless steel cap. These caps carry a lifetime warranty and won’t rust through, which is important, considering that the cap will be consistently exposed to moisture through rain, snow, and sleet. The benefit of having a stainless steel cap is that you won’t have to think about it again — you’ll know your chimney is protected as long as that cap is up there.
- Copper Caps — Copper is another very strong and reliable metal, and a copper cap will last you a lifetime as well. The biggest difference between copper and stainless steel caps is that stainless steel caps will remain the same in appearance, while copper caps will patina with time. Copper caps also tend to be pricier than stainless steel caps, but if you love that patina look and you want a lifetime of protection against chimney leaks and nesting animals, there’s no substitute for a copper cap.
Whether you need a cap with a screen, a cap that doubles as a spark arrestor, or a more specialized chimney cap that will prevent wind-related down-draft problems, we’ve got just the thing for you. We also sell and install top-sealing dampers, which serve as both chimney caps and dampers. Just let us know what your concerns, priorities, and preferences are and we’ll find the perfect cap for your home.
Call Chim Chimney Sweep Today — We’ll Have Your New Cap Perfectly Installed In A Jiffy
Give your chimney the leak and animal protection it needs with a quality chimney cap — call Chim Chimney Sweep. Our Certified Chimney Professionals will take careful measurements and make sure your new chimney cap is installed professionally for a perfect fit and a lifetime of service. Call 508-875-3874 or reach out to us here on our website to schedule an appointment.
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