What is the standard size of a chimney cap?
With masonry (at least here in the Kansas City Metro) the common sizes are 8 by 8, 8 by 13, 13 by 13, 8 by 17, and 13 by 17. Now they do make one size caps that fit all but they do not work properly, they’re a poor fit. My suggestion: get someone at the top of your chimney that knows how to measure for chimney caps.
How much should I pay for a chimney cap?
Chimney Cap Installation Cost Installing a chimney cap costs $300 on average, ranging from $75 to $1,000. The cap runs $35 to $550 depending on material and size. In most cases, you’ll pay $100 to $200 for installation.
Is a chimney cap worth it?
I decided that while you may not need a chimney cap in place for functional purposes, a properly installed chimney cap is a good idea. A chimney cap can prevent animals from entering your home, keep the moisture out, and protect the roof from burning embers starting a house fire.
Do chimney caps keep water out?
Chimney cap: The chimney cap protects the top of your flue from water entry, as well as animals and debris. This can cause water damage to not only the roof and chimney, but also the ceilings and walls around the chimney.
How do you pick a chimney cap?
The general rule is to be sure the chimney cap lid is at least 5” above the top any of the flue tiles being covered, though a distance greater than 5” is even better. The best approach to ensuring that you get the right chimney cap is by calling on expert chimney technicians.
Are chimney caps universal?
Chimney Caps Fits 95% of masonry chimneys in California! Fits every California oval! Chimney sweeps, stove stores and masonry contractors have installed more than 250,000 of them over the last 16 years!
Can I install a chimney cap myself?
Chimney caps protect the inside of your chimney and the inside of your home from weather damage and outdoor pests. Most people prefer to hire a professional when capping their chimney, but you can technically install a cap on your own.