We Repair & Replace Chimney Caps

As the cool winds of autumn sweep through the trees, there’s nothing quite as comforting as the crackling sound of a well-tended fireplace. Whether you’re savoring a quiet evening at home or hosting a gathering of friends and family, a warm and inviting fire is without a doubt the centerpiece that fosters a sense of togetherness. Its flames draw people closer, igniting conversations and kindling cherished moments that will be remembered for years to come.

Now imagine how quickly the serenity of that fireplace experience can turn into a source of stress and concern when your chimney cap is compromised or damaged. Suddenly, you’re dealing with a leaky chimney, unwanted critter invasions, and decreased energy efficiency.

That’s why you need Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service. With our expertise and dedication to safeguarding your fireplace, you can count on us to provide top-notch chimney cap repair and replacement services.

If you’d like to speak to one of our chimney experts or schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 919-747-1859 today.

White brick chimney with black metal chimney cap with screen

Why Is a Chimney Cap Important?

At one point in time, a chimney cap wasn’t considered an essential component on a fireplace. So, although it can be common to find an older fireplace without one installed, we believe every chimney should have a chimney cap today. Believe it or not, those black or silver metal structures covering the top of the chimney serve a vital role in preserving the integrity and safety of your chimney and home including:

  • Spark Arrestor: A chimney cap with a mesh screen helps prevent sparks and embers from escaping the chimney. This is an important safety feature that reduces the risk of fires and protects your roof and the surrounding areas from sparks and burning debris.
  • Rain & Moisture Protection: One of the primary roles of a chimney cap is to keep rainwater, snow, and other forms of moisture out of your chimney. Water is extremely destructive to your chimney system. If moisture mixes with the creosote on the inside of your chimney, it eats away at the mortar in your chimney walls. Water can also rust the metal components inside your chimney.
  • Animal and Pest Prevention: Chimney caps are effective at keeping birds, squirrels and other animals from getting inside your home through the chimney. Without a chimney cap, animals may build nests inside that warm and dark environment, posing both safety and cleanliness concerns.
  • Preventing Debris Entry: Chimney caps act as a barrier against leaves, branches, twigs, and other outdoor debris that could work its way into your home. These things can block the flue, create obstructions, or become a fire hazard when exposed to the high temperatures within the chimney.
  • Protection Against Downdrafts: That’s right, a chimney cap can even help prevent that downward force of cold air from entering your living room and robbing you of precious warmth during those chilly winter months. By acting as a barrier against drafts and helping to maintain a consistent indoor temperature, chimney caps not only enhance safety, but also contribute to your home’s overall comfort and energy efficiency.
Brick chimney with exposed flue before custom chimney cap installation


Brick chimney with newly installed custom octagon shaped copper chimney cap


Brick Chimney with double flues before custom chimney cap installation


Brick chimney with newly installed custom double flue copper chimney cap


How Often Should Chimney Caps Be Inspected?

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), chimneys and all of their components should be inspected at least once a year. Maybe even more often depending on how often you use your fireplace.

Why? These regular inspections are important because they can help identify any signs of damage or deterioration early on, allowing for timely repairs and replacements. The longer an issue goes undetected, the worse the damage gets, and the more expensive the repairs can be for you to cover.

Most people prefer to have their chimney and fireplace inspected before the start of the heating season, so they are confident that their fireplace is safe to use. However, not only is this time of year extremely busy for chimney service professionals, but it also means that if any issues are discovered during the inspection, there may be a wait for repairs – leaving you without a functional fireplace when you need it most.

That’s why we recommend you schedule your chimney inspection and maintenance during the off-season. By addressing any potential problems ahead of time, you can ensure your fireplace is ready to provide warmth and comfort when the colder months arrive, all without the stress of last-minute repairs or delays.

Why Trust Us?

As you can see, a damaged chimney cap can cause a variety of problems. Luckily for you, Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service specializes in repairing and replacing chimney caps, using the most advanced materials and techniques available. We can evaluate your situation and make a recommendation to either repair or replace your chimney cap.

You’d be surprised at how many different styles of caps we offer. Our certified chimney technicians are sure to select an option that fits your specific needs while enhancing the safety, functionality, and aesthetics of your chimney.

But we are much more than a chimney cap repair and replacement company – we’re your partners in creating a safer and more comfortable home environment. You can count on us for professional chimney care, including inspections, cleanings, fireplace repairs, and installations. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your chimney and fireplace operate at their best, providing warmth, security, and peace of mind for you and your family.

New, custom copper chimney cap installed on white washed brick chimney

Within our 17 years of being in business, Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service has earned a strong reputation for excellence and reliability in the industry. We take pride in serving our community and delivering services that exceed expectations to our valued customers.

Call Us Today

If you’re ready to experience the difference of hiring a reputable and trustworthy company like Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, then contact us today. You can give us a call at 919-747-1859 or book an appointment right here on our website.

Your satisfaction and the safety of your home are our top priorities and we can’t wait to deliver the exceptional service you deserve. Don’t delay – let’s get started on ensuring your chimney and fireplace are in perfect condition!


When it comes to chimney repair, we make sure that even more involved repairs like chimney relining cause no mess and minimal-to-no stress for you and your family.