Chimney Caps and Custom Chimney Caps from Chimney Cricket
Chimney caps are made from a variety of materials. The most common are galvanized, stainless steel and copper. Stainless steel chimney caps and copper chimney caps will last much longer than those made of regular galvanized metal and normally carry an extended warranty. Spending a little extra for good quality chimney caps will be money well spent and there will be no danger of rust staining the chimney.
Why do I need a chimney cap?
- Keeps unwanted moisture from chimney. Rain and snow cannot pour in.
- Keeps leaves, sticks and other debris out of chimney.
- Prevents animals, birds and bats from entering chimney.
- Spark arrestor. During a chimney fire or even a normal burn, the spark arrestor keeps fiery chunks inside and away from homes! (Some states require this feature.)
Simple chimney caps offer protection and safety for your home. You can choose from either the screenless cap or the screened cap, depending on the application. Note that the same states require a screened cap as part of fire code regulations, just ask a Chimney Cricket professional.
Custom Chimney Caps from EverGuard
It is possible to have a custom chimney cap made just for your home! Every chimney has its own special needs and sometimes that means you need to have a custom cap made.
Does this mean you have to wait weeks for chimney protection? Not with Chimney Cricket and EverGuard!
EverGuard is the only company that is able to create custom chimney caps with a turnaround time of one or two days. These chimney caps are made in the USA and the company has the knowledge and skills it takes to turn any problem into a beautiful solution fast. Chimney Cricket features EverGuard chimney caps because you just can't get the same quality and service anywhere else.
Other Chimney Caps Available:
- Round Chimney Caps - Stainless steel replacement caps for factory-built fireplaces and chimneys
- Masonry Chimney Caps
- Multiple flue stainless steel chimney caps for masonry chimneys.
- Decorative Chimney Caps
- - Used to prevent water from entering opening between the cap and flu pipe.
- Wind Beater - Prevents wind from blowing down chimney.
- Solid Packed
- Chimney Liner Caps
Why Chimney Caps ?
Chimney cap is one of the wisest investments you can make for protection of your most valued possession, your home. The old cliché "You can pay me now or you can pay me later" could never be more true. Most homeowners are not aware of damage and danger involved without a chimney cap on the fireplace and furnace chimneys. Many cities have ordinances requiring chimney caps and for good reasons. Without a cap to prevent rain from entering the top of your chimney, there is no protection against acid rain.
This acid rain will eat away at you mortar causing it to be loose or even crack- much the way a tooth is destroyed by cavities. Besides being expensive to repair, cracks in your fire wall could cause a fire to spread beyond the chimney. This also shortens the life of your damper, because it will cause it to rust out. Most damper replacements cost $300-$600 and require the old casing to be ripped out.
The chimney cap also prevents tree limbs, twigs and leaves from clogging your furnace chimney. If your furnace chimney becomes blocked it could cause fumes to be trapped and enter back into your home. Critters of all sorts, birds, squirrels, and raccoons love to use the chimney to raise their families. They also bring with them fleas, ticks and even leave them behind.
The cap will also stop dangerous sparks and cinders from escaping into the air. It helps to stop downdrafts by redirecting air flow away from the chimney.
Chimney Cricket, Inc. installs the hutch chimney cap. It comes with a 5 year warranty. It is not available in your local hardware store, we buy it directly from the manufacturer. It is not an adjustable cap, (one size fits all). It is a custom cap designed to fit your chimney.
Don't wait like most homeowners until you notice chimney damage, a rusty damper or a critter in your chimney. Save your valuable time, money and headaches with some preventive insurance.
Ask Your Sweep to install a Chimney Cricket Chimney Cap !