The Best Chimney Caps, Damper Caps & Covers In Dallas & Fort Worth, TX!

Your chimney is a beautiful addition to your home and when you make the type of investment, it’s important to maintain it over time. Water is a leading cause of chimney damage and repair costs can quickly add up without the right protection, and you want to keep your chimney protected against the heavy rains and strong storms that we have here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

By taking the correct steps, you can ensure that water and animals don’t make their way into your chimney and home. Fortunately, Black Velvet Chimney is here to help reinforce your chimney against moisture. From chimney caps to chase covers, we’re the go-to source for all of your chimney needs. Reach out online for more information or to request an appointment.

How Can Water Harm My Chimney?

Chimneys are big, strong structures and it’s hard to believe that something as mundane as water can cause significant damage. However, moisture can decimate your chimney system in several ways and leave you with a hefty repair bill.

These are some of the ways that water can cause problems for your chimney and fireplace:

  • Mold and mildew growth. Damp areas are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. This not only damages the chimney but also poses health risks to occupants of the home as some types of mold produce toxic airborne spores.
  • Weakened mortar joints and crumbling bricks. Water can cause erosion in the mortar that holds the bricks and stones together. This weakens the chimney’s structural integrity and can lead to leaks.
  • Rusted components. There are parts of your chimney system that are made from metal. Components like the damper, chase cover, and cap can rust due to prolonged water exposure and will need to be replaced for your chimney to work efficiently.
  • Liner damage. The flue liner protects the chimney from flames and the acidic byproducts of combustion. When water gets into the liner, it can lead to deterioration which could allow smoke and harmful gases to leak into your home.
  • Damage to nearby structures. When a leak goes unchecked, it will progress and you’ll start to see signs in areas around your chimney. You may notice signs of water damage on ceilings, walls, and floors near your fireplace.
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Chimney Caps, Damper Caps, Chase Pans & Covers: What’s the Difference?

There are several chimney components designed to keep your chimney safe from the elements and critters, but what is the difference between these various components? We’re glad you asked!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • What is a 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.
  • What is a custom cover? A custom cover – like a chimney cap – protects 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.
  • What is a chase cover? A chase cover is a metal covering that sits atop a factory-built chimney, sort of like a chimney crown. It’s important to note that your flue will still extend up past the chase pan, so you’ll still need to get protection for your flue in the form of a cap or damper cap. The chase cover acts like a seal that protects the chase from rain, snow, and other elements by preventing water from entering the chimney system.
  • What is a chase pan? A chase pan is another term for a chase cover, which is a metal lid-like piece that sits on top of a prefabricated chimney chase, protecting it from rain, snow, and debris.
  • What is a top-sealing damper cap? A top-sealing damper cap functions as both a damper and a chimney cap. It is designed to improve your chimney’s energy efficiency while preventing water penetration and downdrafts.

Don’t Leave Your Chimney Unprotected

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, fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!


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