Chimney Caps & Covers
Chimney Caps & Cover Replacement in Newton, Needham, Wellesley
GF Sprague can inspect the condition of your chimney cap or chase cover and install a new one if necessary. We have experience working with caps and covers of all types and sizes.
Having a chimney cap or chase cover is the most affordable preventive measure you can take to prevent water damage to your chimney. Chimney caps and chase covers can also prevent leaves, other debris and animals from getting into your chimney flue and causing expensive damage or hazardous blockages. It’s important to have your chimney inspected annually to ensure your chimney cap or chase top is in good condition.
If you’re interested in having your chimney cap or chase cover inspected by one of our experts, call or click below to request a free estimate today!
Differences between a chimney cap and chimney chase cover
Chimney caps and chase covers provide similar benefits, keeping water, debris, and animals out of your chimney flue.
A chimney cap is a metal topper that covers the opening of your flue. Chimney caps also prevent burning embers from landing on your roof and other nearby flammable objects.
A chase cover generally comes standard with a pre-fabricated or factory-built fireplace. The chase cover fits over your chimney chase to seal the flue. A rusty chimney chase top can cause discoloration on your chimney.
Most chase covers that come standard with pre-fabricated fireplaces are made with cheap galvanized sheet metal that rusts and will likely need replacing every 7 to 10 years. The most popular materials used to construct chimney chase tops are galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and aluminum.
GF Sprague recommends stainless steel chimney caps and chase covers because of their low cost and excellent durability. Stainless steel is corrosion resistant and nearly rustproof, which means stainless steel chimney caps and covers require almost no maintenance. We offer chimney covers and caps in a variety of sizes and colors and will install a chase top to match the exact specifications of your chimney chase.
Contact us today for a free estimate
Water is a chimney’s worst enemy. A damaged or deteriorated chimney chase top or chimney cap can lead to serious and expensive water damage. Contact the chimney experts at GF Sprague today to have your chimney inspected or to get a free estimate for chimney cap replacement in Weston, Chestnut Hill, Brookline, Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Watertown or nearby.
Why a well-maintained cap or cover is important
Something as simple as a chimney cap or chase top is extremely important to the safety and lifespan of your chimney. These features offer several benefits when properly maintained:
- Keep out rain and snow to prevent mold, wood rot and other moisture damage
- Keep birds and animals from nesting in your chimney
- Spark arrestor on a chimney cap prevents sparks from leaving your chimney and landing on your roof or nearby combustible materials
- Help reduce wind downdrafts that can cause smoke backup