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Protect Your Chimney and Keep It Functioning Properly With a Professional Chimney Cap & Damper Installation

Much like chase covers, chimney caps are designed to keep your chimney free of moisture. They also serve the purpose of keeping out animals, insects, birds, leaves, and other debris. No matter how much you love animals and enjoy bird-watching, chances are you don’t want them coming into your home and starting a family. But that’s exactly what can happen to a cap-less chimney. Chimneys offer animals protection and privacy, and can keep their nests safe from damaging winds or predators. Unfortunately, they don’t understand that you may not want to hear their babies chirping for food at all hours or clean up their waste, fur, and feathers. They don’t understand that you may not be looking for the excitement of a wild animal loose in your home, or the smell of an animal trapped inside of your chimney.

But it’s not just inconvenient to host a family in your chimney – it’s a safety risk. In addition to the mess, noise, and odor associated with unwanted chimney guests, the nesting materials, waste, fur, and feathers can cause obstructions in the flue and lead to overheating and chimney fires. Not to mention that animals and their nesting materials can bring moisture into the flue, causing rusting, cracking, or crumbling of your flue liner. Any holes or gaps within the flue liner can allow hot ash, smoke, and gases to seep out and start a fire or threaten the health of your family. For the preservation of your chimney system and the safety of your family, it is strongly encouraged that you have a chimney cap installed immediately.

 
Perhaps you had a chimney cap installed but you haven’t had it inspected for proper installation or condition. Many chimney caps are not properly sealed and can easily be damaged or come loose during a storm. If you aren’t sure what your chimney cap’s condition is, feel free to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to take a look!

Dampers

A damper acts as an internal door that seals off air flow within the chimney. The damper is typically closed when the fireplace is not in use, so that no conditioned air is lost through the chimney system. Traditionally, dampers have been placed above the firebox – these dampers are referred to as throat dampers. One of the most common problems associated with throat dampers is creosote-related. Sometimes, creosote can build up around the damper, making it difficult to close or open entirely. This can result in energy inefficiency and smoke problems.

Many homeowners are abandoning throat dampers and opting for energy-top dampers, which are placed at the top of the flue. Like throat dampers, these can be opened and closed by a convenient lever, but energy-top dampers have the added bonus of acting as both damper and chimney cap. Because of their placement, they not only seal out air, they seal out birds, animals, leaves, debris, and water. If you are in need of a new damper and a new chimney cap, an energy-top damper may be the answer you’ve been waiting for. To find out more about the dampers we carry, or to schedule your damper installation today, click here.

Chimney Cap Selection

Whatever your home décor or aesthetic taste, Magic Broom has a chimney cap that is guaranteed to fit your vision. All of our caps are designed to be highly effective and visually appealing. Want something more discreet? We have plenty of inconspicuous caps to choose from. Whatever you’re looking for – we’ve got it! Check out our selection of chimney caps below. To schedule your cap installation today, click here.

Top Mount Chimney Cover

#1 Basic Lid Stainless

#1 Basic Lid Stainless

#2 Basic Lid Copper

#2 Basic Lid Copper

#3 Hip Lid Stainless

#3 Hid Lid Stainless

#4 Hip Lid Copper

#4 Hip Lid Copper

#5 Hip and Ridge Stainless

#5 Hip and Ridge Stainless

#6 Hip and Ridge Copper

#6 Hip and Ridge Copper

#7 Hip and Ridge with Seams Stainless

#7 Hip and Ridge with Seams Stainless

#8 Hip and Ridge with Seams Copper

#8 Hip and Ridge with Seams Copper

Outside Mount Chimney Cover

#9 Basic Lid Stainless

#9 Basic Lid Stainless

#10 Basic Lid Copper

#10 Basic Lid Copper

#11 Hip Lid Stainless

#11 Hip Lid Stainless

#12 Hip Lid Copper

#12 Hip Lid Copper

#13 Hip and Ridge Stainless

#13 Hip and Ridge Stainless

#14 Hip and Ridge Copper

#14 Hip and Ridge Copper

#15 Hip and Ridge with Seams Stainless

#15 Hip and Ridge with Seams Stainless

#16 Hip and Ridge with Seams Copper

#16 Hip and Ridge with Seams Copper

Big Dripper Series

The Big dDripper chimney cap line offers the most comprehensive protection for the crown and chimney from the elements. The cap is fabricated with a crown-like base that extends beyond the outside of the chimney and includes a special drip edge. We call this “ Advanced Drip Edge Technology”

#17 Stainless Big Dripper flat lid with corbeled base

#17 Stainless Big Dripper flat lid with corbeled base

#18 Big Dripper with corbeled base, hip and ridge top, powder coated black

#18 Big Dripper with corbeled base, hip and ridge top, powder coated black

#19 Copper Big Dripper Hip Lid, with sloped base

#19 Copper Big Dripper Hip Lid, with sloped
base

#20 Big Dripper with flat lid and sloped base

#20 Big Dripper with flat lid and sloped base

Specialty Barrel Cap

#21 Top Mount Barrel Cap, only available in copper

#21 Top Mount Barrel Cap, only available in copper

Single Flue Caps

#22 Flat lid stainless

#22 Flat lid stainless

#23 Flat lid copper

#23 Flat lid copper

At Magic Broom, our experienced staff can repair and rebuild failing chimney crowns to provide better safety and protection for your masonry chimney.







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