Chimney Caps, Damper Caps & Covers, Oh My!

Your chimney is a beautiful addition to your home and you want to keep it that way. You want to keep it protected against the heavy rains and strong storms we have here in DFW, and you want to make sure water and animals don’t make their way into your chimney and home. That’s why you need a quality chimney cap, damper cap, chase pan, or cover.

What’s the difference? We’re glad you asked!

  • Chimney Cap — A chimney cap is a metal chimney component that covers the flue itself. Although these are great for keeping animals and moisture out of your chimney flue, they don’t offer protection to the entire chimney top or crown.
  • Custom Cover — A custom cover will, like a chimney cap, provide protection to your flue opening, but it also covers the entire crown or chimney top. With a custom cover, it doesn’t matter what style or size you need, you’ll get guaranteed protection for your entire chimney top.
  • Top-Sealing Damper Cap — A top-sealing damper cap is kind of a two-for-one. Like a chimney cap, the damper cap covers the flue opening and keeps moisture and animals out — but damper caps also serve as dampers, closing off the flue and opening it up when the fireplace is being used.
  • Chase Pan – A chase pan is a metal covering that sits atop a prefabricated or factory-built chimney, sort of like a chimney crown. It’s important to note that your flue will still extend past the chase pan, so you’ll still need to get protection for your flue in the form of a cap or damper cap.

We get our fair share of severe weather and heavy rain here in DFW — don’t leave your chimney vulnerable. Instead, invest in a chimney cap, top-sealing damper cap, custom cover, or chase pan. You’ll find the best of the best here at Black Velvet Chimney. For more information or to request an appointment with a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney professional, call Black Velvet at 817-473-4466 or request more information online. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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