Keep Water & Animals Out Of Your Flue & Protect Your Chimney With A Chimney Cap, Rain Pan, Or Custom Chase Cover
Are you looking for a way to proactively prevent chimney leaks and keep animals from nesting in your chimney flue? Then you need a chimney cap, rain pan, or custom chase cover! Without these important components, chimney flues are left open to whoever and whatever wants to come in. What does that mean for you?
- Damaging chimney leaks
- Unwanted bird, raccoon, squirrel, or other animal houseguests
- Flammable flue obstructions like nesting materials, twigs, and leaves
All of the above can shorten the service life of your chimney system, lead to costly repairs, and lessen your enjoyment of your fireplace or stove.
How Can A Chimney Cap, Rain Pan, Or Custom Chase Cover Help?
Chimney caps, custom chase covers, and rain pans help by preventing water from entering the chimney. Without a cap or cover, a 12x12 flue will allow one gallon of water per inch of rain into your flue, where it can cause a host of problems, including damaged flue tiles or rusted flue liners, corroded dampers, rusted out fireboxes, and water-damaged walls and ceilings.
What’s The Difference Between Chimney Caps, Rain Pans, And Chase Covers?
We get this question a lot! Here’s the biggest difference:
- Chimney Caps cover the flue itself, keeping animals and moisture from entering this otherwise vulnerable area. They are made of copper, stainless steel, or terra cotta, and attach to the top of the flue.
- Custom chase covers or rain pans, on the other hand, are designed to cover the entire top of the wood chase, just like a chimney crown would cover the opening of a masonry chimney. These do not cover the flue itself, but keep moisture from entering the rest of the chimney. Quality chase covers and rain pans are made of stainless steel, which is capable of taking on season after season of weather.
Is your chimney protected with a chase cover, rain pan, or chimney cap? If not, don’t wait — call Leonard & Sons today. No matter what style statement you’d like your cap or cover to make and regardless of the size or shape of your chimney, Leonard & Sons can help. Call 847-658-7659 to request an appointment to have a chase cover, rain pan, or chimney cap installed atop your chimney today. Prefer to reach out online? No problem — simply provide your information on our request an appointment page and we’ll be in touch with you ASAP.