Chimney Sweep Cap

Chimney Cap Installation and Repair Service

For the safe and smooth operation of your chimney, a chimney cap is very essential. Chimney caps prevent your chimney from getting cluttered with water, debris, snow and thereby protect the chimney system from damage. Typically made of stainless steel or copper, a chimney cap is placed atop the flue opening and acts as a shield against various harmful elements. Chimney caps also keep the sparks inside the chimney, protecting the combustible materials on your roof from the risk of catching fire. At times, chimney caps can fall into a less functional state and require significant repair, such as when they get blocked with twigs, leaves, or other materials. When your chimney suffers damage, you need to consult certified chimney technicians and utilize their professional chimney cap repair service. In situations where you see water entering the firebox or encounter drafting problems with your fires, it might indicate the urgent need for chimney cap repair. A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps provides the full range of chimney cap repair service, as well as chimney cap installation services, to ensure the efficiency and operational safety of your chimney. Our experienced technicians will make your chimney fully functional again.

Code ref: R1003.9.1, R1003.9.2, NFPA 211 4.6.2

  • Chimney cap required by code

  • Cap shall be removable for cleaning

  • Mesh will allow 3/8 in sphere

  • Mesh will block 1/2 in sphere

  • Cap shall be 24 gage stainless steel

  • Cap can be 19 gage galvanized steel

  • Net free area shall be 4 times flue area

  • Cap sloped to shed water

  • Cap extends above flue by lesser flue width

Reasons for chimney caps

  • Keeps rainwater from damaging the chimney liner

  • Keeps animals and birds out of the chimney flue.

  • Prevents wind backdrafts which can smoke into home

  • Helps prevent hot embers from landing on the roof