As a fireplace owner, you’re well aware that each and every part of your system’s anatomy does its part to give you top-notch results when colder weather sets in. We feel that knowing the ins and outs of these various components is important!

Today, we’re here to explain more about the chimney cap and the damper, both of which work hard to keep your fireplace running efficiently with every passing year. Get more information below!

About Your Chimney Cap

snowy roof with masonry chimneyRain, sleet, and snow are all too common in these parts during this time of year, so it’s important to ensure your chimney and fireplace are adequately protected from potential leaks. One piece of chimney anatomy that plays a big role in stopping rain and snow is the chimney cap. The chimney cap sits at the top of your flue, covering it so that no excess moisture has access to your system’s interior.

Chimney caps also work to keep out animals and excess debris, both of which can clog your system and prevent proper airflow. Birds and other woodland critters are notorious for bringing in leaves, twigs, and other kinds of nesting materials, all of which build up in your system and keep it from functioning properly. Also, animals can get stuck in your flue or chimney and, when they pass away, you’ll be left with a big (and smelly) mess on your hands.

On top of all that, chimney caps are great for stopping stray sparks from landing on your roof, and they block downdrafts, as well. All in all, they’re a very worthwhile and affordable purchase for your chimney! Don’t go another season without one. Let us install your new chimney cap today!

About Your Damper

Your damper is another extremely important component of your chimney’s structure. It works to help control airflow, which is vital when it comes to getting the most from the fires you build. When your system is not in use, the damper blocks out any outdoor air from getting in and any indoor air from getting out, allowing you more control over your home’s temperature. When you decide to build a fire, the damper can be opened to ensure smoke and other fumes escape out the chimney.

If your current damper is not functioning efficiently, our team recommends upgrading to a top-end damper. These units provide a seal at the top of the flue, rather than the throat of it, ensuring no cold air enters your chimney. You won’t have to worry about downdrafts at all this winter! Top-end dampers seal tight and give you the results you deserve. Ready to have one put in? Give our team a call, and we’ll be on it in no time!

What Are You Waiting For? We can’t wait to hear from you soon!