Do You Need Your Chimney Cap Repaired?

If so, schedule an appointment with a trusted chimney company today! We hope you can find a reputable Chimney Sweep in your area to help you fix your chimney cap by using this link: ncsg.org . In addition, be sure and go online so you can read their customer reviews from Google, BBB and AngiesList.

What is a Chimney cap:

Some people may call them chimney caps while others call them rain caps or flue caps. These terms are used interchangeably. They are used to to shed water off the top of the chimney, so if yours is damaged it can lead to problems.

Benefits of Having a Chimney Cap:

They protect embers or sparks from flying onto your patio, roof, or anything else beneath. It also keeps out unwanted critters from entering your home through your chimney such as birds or rodents. It can keep out rain and leaves which helps prevent some water problems and clogging that will eventually deteriorate the chimney from the inside and ruin the damper.

I hope that this information helps! Check out our YouTube Videos or our Blogs to learn more about chimney caps and so much more!
Burn Safe and Warm,
Clay

Clay Lamb

Clay Lamb is a Cincinnati Chimney Sweep contractor and the executive producer of the YouTube channel, podcast, and blog Ask the Chimney Sweep. He is also an award-winning educator and public speaker in the chimney and fireplace industry.

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4 thoughts on “Chimney Cap Damage

  1. During a recent day of high winds, some mortar crumbled down into our wood-burning fireplace. I’ve had two companies out to provide an assessment. The first said the problem is we have no crown. He wants to remove the top two layers or so and install a limestone cap, filling the center with concrete. Really good quote and it sounds like a simple fix.
    The second company, however, is telling me I need much more than that. While the tech said the chimney look good from both outside and inside, he says they need to remove all the clay, install a new liner, etc. to the tune of $8K to $10K.
    A very small amount of mortar came in. Could the crown (or lack thereof) truly be the issue? I’m skeptical of the second tech because one minute he’s telling me things look good, and the next I need all this work.
    I’m a bit lost in how to proceed.

  2. Well if you got two, lets go for there. Id require pictures from all parties from the interior of the chimney. Maybe the questions what caused the mortar. What is a tree hitting it, was it a chimney fire, was it wear and tear? when you say part of the crown came down the flue that would indicate to me its an older home possibly where theres was never a concrete slab poured on top of the chimney ever. we all tend to think the person with the less expensive price is the better value when in reality a real repair is a liner. Again thats why I say get other opinions, I’m sure you’ll make the right decision.

  3. Hi Clay, i also need to rebuild my chimney crown. I would to know where to get those adjustable steel forms with a 2 inch. overhang, with drip edge. Thanks

  4. Recommend contacting chimney supply companies online to see if anyone can help you. Know the measurements of the chimney crown prior to making your phone calls. Be sure to use fiber hairs in your concrete mix and be sure to put an expansion joint around your flue tile. Be safe while you’re up there!

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