Chimney Caps Dampers in New Jersey
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As a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to protect your home from damage and keep everything in great condition. But how can you protect your chimney? With a chimney cap or
Your chimney flue extends past the crown or chase cover, and without proper protection, anything can enter the opening and make its way down into your chimney – from rainwater, snow, and sleet to leaves, twigs, and animals. That’s why every chimney, whether prefabricated or masonry, should be properly fitted with a chimney cap or top-selling damper.
First things first; what exactly is a damper? For those who aren’t familiar with this term, a damper is a type of plate installed inside the chimney. This plate can be opened or closed, because it regulates and blocks the flow of air. Back then, dampers were installed in the “throat” of the chimney system – this is located
above the smoke chamber.
Having a high-quality damper is one of the best things you can do in order to lengthen the lifespan of your chimney. Chimney dampers are so useful and versatile that our company, Doctor Chimney, recommends that every single chimney flue should have a damper installed. Here are some of the most common benefits of having a chimney damper installed:
It Serves as a Protection – It’s important to cover your chimney for several reasons. For one, without some kind of protection, water can easily enter your home through the chimney. We’re all aware that water damage is almost impossible to fix. Not just that, it can also cause a number of problems such as, insulation damage, mold growth, and extensive water damage, not only to your ceiling, but to your walls and floors as well. Also, failing to cover your chimney can shorten its lifetime, because cracks and leaks will surface and this will continue to expand as more water enters the chimney. Thus, the Chimney Safety Institute of America advises its citizens to use a cover of some sort, such as a chimney damper in order to avoid themselves from spending much for the damages and repair costs.
Prevents Animal Problems Without a chimney damper, animals can build a nest/home in you chimney, mainly because there’s nothing to keep them out and because they need the warmth in the chimney. Aside from creating noise, especially during the wee hours in the morning, if these animals die, the smell can easily penetrate inside your home, because there’s nothing to block it and this will be uncomfortable. Furthermore, without a cover, other environmental debris can accidentally fall into your chimney – causing more problems in the future. Considering this, it’s very important to have your chimney covered and regular inspection should be done.
A Way to Conserve Energy Without a cover or damper on your chimney, not only will the damper prevent animals and water from entering your home, but it’ll also enhance your home’s energy efficiency.
Choosing a Damper – Now that you’re familiar with some of the benefits you can enjoy about having a chimney damper, the next step would be choosing the right damper. A chimney can either be
covered with a damper or a cap. A chimney cap is composed of a mesh wire netting. This keeps the animals and debris away from your chimney, while giving proper ventilation at the same time. The Doctor Chimney can install a copper or a stainless-steel cap that won’t rust for several years – especially if properly maintained, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Likewise, you can also consider a top-sealing damper. Just like a cap, this can be installed on the top flue, and can be opened and closed, depending on how you want it to be. Most people consider a cap more beneficial than a damper because it’s capable of keeping the water out of your chimney more effectively. On the other hand, a damper is considered to be better in a way that it can prevent drafts from entering your abode.
The Doctor Chimney will help you determine whether a cap or damper is best for your chimney. This will be installed by professionals in order to ensure that there will be proper water protection as well as ventilation.
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1. Four Season Protection for your chimney. When closed, the chimney damper seals in your heat and air conditioning, seals out birds, animals and insects.
2. Serves as a chimney cap when closed
3. Replaces leaky throat dampers
4. Easily accessible handle mounts inside of fireplace
5. Precision engineered mechanism is easier to open and close than throat dampers
6. The practical solution to upgrading fireplace chimneys in older houses that never had a damper installed previously
7. Constructed of stainless steel and aluminum so components will not rust or corrode
8. Always opens to a pre-set height
9. Defaults to open position for maximum safety
10. Lifetime Warranty