Chattanooga TN Chimney Covers
Chimney Solutions of Chattanooga installs a variety of chimney tops in the Greater Chattanooga area along with Northwest Georgia from Rome GA to Rossville GA. Other communities in our service area include Walden TN, Soddy-Daisy TN, Calhoun GA, and LaFayette GA.
The top of your chimney is probably an area you rarely pay any attention to. Yet it’s one of the most critical areas of your Chattanooga chimney when it comes to overall protection of the structure. Several different chimney tops are available that sit at the top of your chimney and add protection.
Chimney Tops 101
When we refer to a “chimney top,” we’re typically talking about:
- Custom chimney caps
- Chase covers and rain pans
- Top-mount dampers
- Flue covers
Let’s look at each one of these components and see how they provide great benefits for homeowners throughout the Chattanooga region and beyond.
Chase covers/rain pans
Chase covers and rain pans function similarly to traditional chimney caps. They’re used for prefabricated chimney chases that are made in a factory and installed on your property.
Our crew works on many prefab chimneys in Chattanooga and are experts in the repair and installation of new chimney chase covers and rain pans.
When you think of a fireplace damper, you probably think of the plate device that sits just above the firebox. But dampers also can serve as a chimney top and are just as easy to operate.
A top-mount damper regulates fireplace drafting and air exchange between the inside and outside of your home. Unlike a throat damper, it blocks the flue opening to prevent damaging rain, debris and animals from getting in.
The final chimney top we’re looking at here is the simple flue cover. As the name implies, a flue cover sits atop the chimney flue opening and protects it from rain, debris and small animals.
However, flue covers don’t protect the chimney crown or the sides of your chimney like full-width custom chimney caps.
One of the most popular chimney top is a custom full-width chimney cap. When properly installed, a good chimney cap covers the entire top of the chimney, including the vulnerable concrete chimney crown.
Chimney caps keep water out of the flue and are designed to channel water down and away from the sides of your Chattanooga chimney. These devices also keep debris and small animals from entering your chimney and prevent sparks and embers from flying out.
A Fine New Chimney Cap To Protect Your Chimney
At Chimney Solutions, we do many jobs, but our only real job is to protect your chimney and home. One of the best ways to prevent serious water damage and flue obstructions is with one of the outstanding chimney tops we’ve talked about here.
If you’re using your Chattanooga chimney with no kind of top or covering, now is the time to have our crew install the perfect chimney cap, chase cover, top-mount damper or flue cover.
Learn more by calling 423-551-9912 or contacting us online.