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Do I need a chimney cap?

With a slight dose of fanciful imagination, can you hear your chimney asking, “How do I look in this cap?” Old Smokey’s can’t claim ever to have heard any portion of a house speak, but we can supply real-world answers to questions about chimney caps.

Do I Need a Chimney Cap - Fort Wayne IN - Old Smokeys

Questions — and answers — about chimney caps consider both form and function. When you think about it, a chimney cap serves as a valuable tool to protect everything below it: your chimney, its lining, the damper, the flue, the fireplace — and ultimately the people under your roof.

Make sure your chimney sports a proper cap all year-round. Whether your chimney cap is made of stainless steel, galvanized black steel, copper or aluminum, top off your chimney with style and substance. Whether its shape is square, rectangular, oval or round, whether it is fancy or plain, sign up the experts at Old Smokey’s to help you make the right choice.

You’ll want to combine aesthetics and protection against rain, snow, sleet, ice, debris, critters and random plastic grocery bags (admittedly far-fetched and unlikely). You’ll want a quality chimney cap to prevent creosote buildup and to stop moisture intrusion, which can damage chimney linings, bricks or mortar.

Proper installation is required for your properly selected chimney cap. Your brand-new chimney cap needs to be mounted securely and evenly so it can firmly guard your chimney from meteorological or animal intrusions. In other words, you’ll want a qualified and experienced Old Smokey’s professional to install your chimney cap.

We at Old Smokey’s have a whole lot of solid experience with all things related to chimneys. Trust us, there is no need for you to climb onto your roof to look at or repair or improve your chimney. We do not recommend such hazardous undertakings. That’s our job!

Incidentally, a professional chimney inspection is always a good place to start. Why? Because then we can assess the condition of your bricks and masonry, check on flashing and sealant, and inspect for water intrusion or unwanted guests. A thorough chimney inspection conducted by an Old Smokey’s trained professional is a prudent action in advance of any chimney cap purchase.

Depend on experienced Old Smokey’s professionals. We’ve been at it for more than 30 years, building an excellent reputation one household at a time throughout northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and midsouth Michigan.

Call 800-876-6539, or schedule your appointment online. Let Old Smokey’s help you with your chimney’s headgear to make more than a fashion statement. Let us help you select and properly install the right chimney cap for your structure, so that it looks good and does its job in good weather and bad.