One of the most important components of your chimney system is the chimney cap. A cap sits at the very top of your chimney to protect it from water, from rain, and melted snow from entering your chimney. A good-quality chimney cap also keeps birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals from being able to get into your chimney. When it comes to buying a new chimney cap, you have choices of the material that is used to make the cap, including stainless steel, clay, and copper. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service is proud to sell and install a wide variety of chimney caps, and we would like to tell you how a copper chimney cap will provide not only protection to your chimney, but also beauty to the exterior of your home.
Design & Maintenance
While all types of chimney caps serve to protect chimneys, copper chimney caps look the best while keeping water and wild animals out of the chimney. Some people tend to not even consider copper chimney caps because they are concerned about the maintenance needed to keep them shiny. However, copper cleans easily and will shine for months despite being constantly exposed to the elements. Copper polish is inexpensive as well, and shining your copper chimney cap can be an easy task to fit in with your house cleaning routine. You can also choose not to polish it so that the copper develops a green patina, just like the Statue of Liberty.
Durability & Price
Out of all the different metals used to construct chimney caps, copper is much more durable than stainless steel and aluminum. You will not have the problem of rusting with your copper cap as you would with a cap made from another metal. Rusting corrosion causes aluminum and even stainless steel to crack and break apart, and this causes you to have to buy another chimney cap to keep your chimney safe from water and wild animals. Copper chimney caps are slightly more expensive than other caps, but keep in mind that your copper chimney cap will last much longer to save you money in the future.
If you would like to add the beauty of copper to your home with a copper chimney cap, contact us at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service. We can help you pick out the perfect cap for your chimney and then professionally install it to be sure it fits properly on top of your chimney.