Chimney Caps

Chimney Caps For a Masonry Chimney with Flue

Monday, October 28, 2013 Posted by Anonymous

Masonry chimneys may have single or multiple clay lined flues. Each flue will connect to one appliance: a fireplacefurnacewood stove or any other appliance requiring a chimney exhaust. Single flue chimneys typically use a single flue cap. Chimneys with multiple flues often use a multi-flue cap, opposed to having a single-flue cap on each flue. There are a few options available to cover a multi-flue masonry chimney. 
Multi-Flu Chimney CapsMulti-flue caps mount to either the side of the chimney or to the top of the chimney crown . The Chimney Champion is one of the best known names in the multi-flue chimney cap market. It comes in a variety of sizes and compositions, including copper or stainless steel. This unit covers all of the flues and provides an enduring and attractive top to any style of masonry chimney. Multi-flue caps are available in both custom and stock sizes. 
Lyemance Damper - Energy Saving
The option of a chimney damper adds unique value to a masonry chimney. The chimney damper operates as a cap in protecting the chimney and its liner from rain and corrosion. In addition, a chimney damper can be completely closed when the flue is not in use. This prevents any down draft of cold air into your home. If you find your chimney has an issue with downdraft, a chimney damper is a great solution. 
Another solution for downdraft issues when using your chimney is the Vacu-Stack Chimney Cap. This is the premier chimney cap for solving common, wind-related draft problems. Although these units stop the wind from influencing your chimney, they won't stop drafts caused by a negative pressure differential between your home and the outside air. When wind flows around the Vacu-Stack's unique design, wind speeds increase, creating a partial vacuum. This vacuum then pulls flue gases up and out of the chimney, thus preventing wind-induced downdraft and the resulting infiltration of smoke, odor, and flue gas into your home.

This cap also functions as a conventional chimney cap by protecting the chimney from rain, snow, debris, and animals. It is designed for round chimneys that are not air insulated (also called air-cooled). The Vacu-Stack can also be installed on a square or rectangular chimney by using the masonry adapter.

Copper Chimney Pots
A chimney pot is a classic solution that is not only functional, but also adds a lot of value to your home. Copper Chimney Pots are available in a variety of finishes. They offer great protection and stunning aesthetics for your chimney. Clay Chimney Pots provide protection for your flue, while adding an enduring architectural element to your home. Clay pots are available in styles from modern to medieval.

Chimney Caps & Dampers
Another solution to preventing downdrafts from entering your home is to add a decorative chimney shroud. These units will provide some additional protection from the elements, while adding greatly to the aesthetics of your chimney. Most chimney shrouds come in custom sizing to fit your chimney perfectly.

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