What is a chimney cap called?

What is a chimney cap called?

A chimney chase cover (sometimes called a top pan, top flashing, or chase pan) is found on pre-fab or factory-built fireplaces. A chase cover is a metal covering which fits securely over your chimney’s (chase’s) top.

What are the different types of chimney caps?

Types of Chimney Caps

  • Weathershield Caps.
  • Top Mount Chimney Cap.
  • Band-Around Chimney Cap.
  • Electric Draft Chimney Cap.
  • Draft Increasing Chimney Cap.
  • Standard Chimney Cap.
  • Integral Damper.
  • Custom Chimney Caps.

What is a chimney rain cap?

Chimney caps are protective coverings that go over the top of your chimney. They are usually made of steel or copper mesh and come in a variety of styles to match the outside of your home. On top of the mesh ring, is a cap that helps protect your chimney from rain and downdrafts.

Is a chimney rain cap necessary?

Although a chimney will function without a chimney cap, it’s best to have one. Without a chimney cap, rain, snow, or other detritus can enter your chimney unhampered, causing damage to your house. It also keeps embers from escaping the chimney, preventing roof fires.

What are the parts of a chimney cap?

Let’s take a look at parts you’ll find in most chimneys.

  • Cap. The chimney cap sits atop the chimney and acts as a guard against rain water and the various types of debris than can get into a chimney.
  • Crown. The chimney crown covers the bricks and mortar at the top of the chimney.
  • Flashing.
  • Flue.
  • Liner.
  • Damper.

How do I know what size chimney cap to buy?

Measuring the height of the tallest flue is to make sure that the cap is at least five inches taller than your tallest flue as to not interrupt the draft of your chimney. The Multi-Flue cap can be sized to fit just around the flues or to cover the entire chimney crown.

How do I choose a chimney cap?

The general rule is to be sure the chimney cap lid is at least 5” above the top any of the flue tiles being covered, though a distance greater than 5” is even better. The best approach to ensuring that you get the right chimney cap is by calling on expert chimney technicians.

How much does a chimney rain cap cost?

Chimney Cap Installation Cost Installing a chimney cap costs $300 on average, ranging from $75 to $1,000. The cap runs $35 to $550 depending on material and size. In most cases, you’ll pay $100 to $200 for installation. Without a chimney cap, all you have at the top of the flue is an open hole.

How much does it cost to replace a chimney crown?

Chimney Crown Replacement Cost You’ll pay anywhere between $220 and $2,000 to replace the chimney crown. Cracks that form in the crown can be particularly costly if left unrepaired. Water can get into the cracks and cause significant damage to mortar, bricks, and even the wooden frame of your house.

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