Custom Chimney Caps & Flue Covers
If you are wondering what the difference is between a custom chimney cap and a chimney flue cover, the answer is straightforward.
A chimney flue cover only covers the flue itself and nothing else. A custom full-width chimney cap covers the more of top of a chimney giving it more protection. We know all about chimney covers and caps.
You will see our chimney professionals all along the SoCal coast from Marino Del Rey south to San Clemente and inland from Irvine to Downey CA, and more. So let us explain what each type of covering is and its importance.
What Does a Chimney Flue Cover Do?
A chimney flue cover protects only your chimney’s flue and keeps out rain, debris, dust, and wildlife from your flue, extending its life. A chimney flue cover is the most basic amount of protection you can give to your chimney.
What Does a Custom Chimney Cap Do?
As the name implies, a custom chimney cap protects the more than just the flue tile opening at the top of your chimney, giving protection to the crown around the flue. You may have seen a custom chimney cap before; it looks like a small cage with a roof. They come in a range of colors, from black all the way up the spectrum to silver or white. The cage keeps wildlife, leaves, and debris out while letting smoke escape through it.
Why Protect Your Chimney’s Crown?
A chimney’s crown is made from concrete and is there to defend the bricks below it from prolonged sun exposure and rain. When a crown begins to break down and crack, it lets water seep into the bricks below it and into the mortar, which will be absorbed by the bricks and slowly erode them. After a few years, the integrity of your chimney will be compromised and will not survive an earthquake or the ground shifting underneath it. Rebuilding your chimney crown can become expensive and disruptive. It makes sense to invest in a custom chimney cap top before there is damage to the crown.
Oliver Twist Chimney and Fireplace Can Cover Your Chimney Top
So, if you decide to go with a custom chimney cap or just a flue cover, we can help. We can come to your home and install whatever type of chimney covering you desire. Call us to set up an appointment if you are in Huntington Beach CA, Long Beach CA, Torrance CA, Anaheim CA, Santa Ana CA, Fountain Valley CA, Seal Beach CA, Garden Grove CA, Irvine CA, and the SoCal community where you are located.