Chimney Caps & Dampers

Chimney Caps & Dampers

Chimney Chase Cover

What is a Chimney Chase Cover?

A chimney chase cover is installed at the top of the chimney to protect the entire system from the elements. A chase cover keeps rain, snow, pests, and debris like leaves out of your chimney and helps prevent damage to the chimney itself, the fireplace and the framework of a home. It fits on top of the chimney like a shoe box and is screwed in from the sides

How Do I Know If I Need A New Chimney Chase Cover?

Do you have rust stains on your chimney (and typically on the chase itself)? Rusting from a chimney top often indicates a deteriorated chimney chase cover and is an early sign of potential water damage to your chimney, fireplace and the framework of your home. Because water that enters the chimney can jeopardize the integrity of your entire system and the safety of your home, we recommend replacing rusted chimney tops as soon as possible. If your chimney chase has failed, you cannot prevent further damage to the chimney system by simply not using your fireplace.

Chimney Chase Cover / Chimney Top Repair

We can remove the old, rusty, and sometimes leaking chimney top and replace it with a new, custom-sized chimney chase. We recommend and typically install steel chimney chase covers because they last for many years, prevent water damage and eliminate unsightly chimney rust stains.


Chimney Caps

Chimney caps are the first line of defense against animals and rain from entering the flue. They are one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to protect your chimney. Every single flue should always have a cap, even if it is unused. They can save you thousands of dollars of potential damage down the line.

MCP Chimney carries a very large selection of styles and sizes of protective chimney caps, which are also referred to as rain caps. You can choose from materials such as copper, stainless steel, and galvanized steel as well as shapes like round, square, and rectangle.We also offer all kind of fireplace chimney caps installation, replacement and repair services at We also offer all kind of fireplace chimney caps installation, replacement and repair services at a very competitive price.

It’s Important to Understand How Crucial Chimney Caps are to Keeping Your Chimney in Predestrine Condition.

  • Stop Rain
    • Prevent rain from entering the chimney, causing damper and firebox rust leading to expensive repairs.
  • Stop Animals
    • Prevents birds, squirrels or other rodents from entering the chimney to nest.
  • Discourage Downdraft
    • Where certain wind conditions exist the cap will discourage down drafts.
  • Arrest Sparks
    • The 18 gauge built-in screen reduces the amount of sparks and large ash that is normally blown into the air and onto rooftops.

Dampers

A damper is the metal plate, which you open when using the fireplace and close when the fireplace is not in use. Top closing dampers are excellent for situations where the existing fireplace damper is absent or broken. Dampers seal fireplace flue to reduce heat loss up the chimney. Dampers may provide $100 or more in fuel savings per year. Keeps out snow, rain, animals, and debris. The lid is spring-loaded and defaults to open position. Operated by a stainless steel cable which extends down the inside of the chimney flue and is attached to a hook mounted in the front of the fireplace. Top Closing dampers provide the following:

Keep 100% of Water Out of Your Chimney

Rain is prohibited from entering the chimney which can save you money on expensive repairs.

Stop Animals

Top-Closing dampers will not allow birds, squirrels, rodents or even insects to enter the chimney and nest.

Prevent Downdraft

Top closing dampers prevent down drafts and cold air from entering the chimney system because they seal off the chimney system at the top instead of just above the firebox. Keeping cold air out of the flue helps reduce the cold air that is radiated into the home through the chimney.

Reduce Odor Problems

Water entering the chimney system mixes with ash and soot which causing a pungent odor because they seal off the chimney system at the top instead of just above the firebox. Keeping cold air out of the chimney.

Arrest Sparks

The 18 gauge built-in screen reduces the amount of sparks and large ash that is normally blown into the air and onto rooftops. MCP carries a very large selection of styles and sizes of protective chimney covers also referred to as rain caps. Chimney covers prevent entry of water, leaves, animals, birds and other debris into your fireplace or furnace chimney. Copper, stainless steel, galvanized steel, round, square, and rectangle are a few of the choices available.


Flashing Repair

The flashing is where the chimney meets the roof and is meant to stop water from leaking through. Often times the sealant has dry rotted and must be reapplied. This is generally a fairly straightforward yet vital way to protect yourself from costly ceiling repairs due to water damage.


Installations

The cap on a prefabricated fireplace serves the same function as that of one on a masonry fireplace as it is there to keep water and animals from entering the chimney. The storm collar ensures that any standing water on the chase top will roll away from the flue. The chase top encloses the top of your chimney chase, almost all factory installed or builder grade chase tops are galvanized steel that can and do rust out. Often times you won’t notice until you begin to see rust stains on the sides of the chase and by that point, there is a possibility that more damage has occurred within the chimney system.

It is important to have a chimney professional inspect these elements as they can save you thousands of dollars down the line if addressed before serious water damage occurs. All of the replacement components we use (cap/storm collar/chase top) are stainless steel so you can rest easy knowing they will not rust. At MCP Chimney & Masonry, Inc, offer all kind of chimney installation, repair and replacement services. For more details, call us today!


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