CHIMNEY RAIN AND WIND CAPS
PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY INSTALL CAPS. WE DO NOT MANUFACTURE OR SELL CAPS RETAIL. WE ONLY INSTALL CAPS FROM MANUFACTURERS THAT WE TRUST TO MAKE A QUALITY PRODUCT AND WILL NOT INSTALL A CHEAP CAP FROM THE BIG BOX STORES DUE TO THEIR LACK OF ABILITY TO WITHSTAND THE ELEMENTS FROM BEING CONSTRUCTED WITH THIN GAUGE MILD STANDARD STEEL (UNLIKE THE THICKER GAUGE STAINLESS STEEL LIKE THE ONES WE INSTALL) WHICH IS PRONE TO EXCESSIVE RUSTING OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. NOR DO THEY COME WITH PROPER MANUFACTURER WARRANTY COVERAGE. WE ONLY INSTALL CAPS MANUFACTURED WITH QUALITY GAUGE STAINLESS WITH A PROPER MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY THAT WILL LAST. ALSO, IF YOU HAVE A ZERO CLEARANCE OR OTHER PRE-MANUFACTURED WOOD STOVE OR FIREPLACE UNIT, WE CAN ONLY REPLACE THE ORIGINAL REPLACEMENT CAP PART UNLESS THE MANUFACTURER IS EITHER NO LONGER MAKES THE PART OR ARE NO LONGER IN BUSINESS.
STANDARD RAIN CAPS
These stainless steel Chimney Caps are the most popular chimney caps from the Gelco lineup. Available in a range of sizes, the stainless Gelco Chimney Caps come with a lifetime warranty on manufacturer’s defects and rust, regardless of what type of fuel is used. The chimney caps are manufactured with thick 18-gauge steel and an 8 inch high, one piece screen has 3/4″ mesh spark arrester screen to help control sparks. On windy days, chimney draft can be affected and if sparks exit the chimney they can ignite nearby trees, leaves and other flammable materials. If your home is located within a wooded area, or you have a tree near the chimney, a cap with a spark arrester is strongly recommended. These handsome, quality chimney caps feature the traditionally fine workmanship of all Gelco Chimney Caps, such as the special cross break that gives the 24-ga. chimney cap lid extra strength and durability.
Another reason for a chimney cap is to prevent migratory birds from nesting in your chimney. Migratory birds are considered endangered and cannot be removed by law (click here to view the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918). Chimney sweeps are not even allowed to remove a nest that’s being used by any migratory bird. Only after the animal or bird (and it’s babies) leaves your chimney, either on its own or through forced eviction, can you remove the nest. It is at this point that you must have the chimney cleaned to remove the nesting materials, and then install a chimney cap to prevent their return. The screens built into the cap is designed to allow proper drafting yet keep out uninvited wildlife guests.
A chimney cap also prevents other animals such as raccoons and squirrels from entering into your house through the chimney and causing damage to the interior of your home.
Since chimney caps come in a variety of standard sizes, we will need to come out to measure the top of your chimney (where they will be installed) to determine what size you need, and if you have a flue tile at the top of your chimney to mount a standard cap, or if you need a custom cap before we can quote you a price. If we have cleaned your chimney, the size will be on the safety inspection that the sweep gives you at the end of your cleaning.
You Must have a chimney flue tile to mount a standard rain cap on your chimney. If you don’t have one, we will have to mount a flue tile, anchored to the top of the chimney with a crown. If you do not want to do this, we can install a Custom Chimney Cap (Some restrictions apply on this)
Do you have smoke blowing back down into your home on windy days? Does your fireplace not vent as well as it should, even after a proper cleaning? Then a wind cap is the solution to your problem. Wind caps resemble Roman Soldier helmets, and are angled down with a fin on the opposite side. These caps are designed to do two things:
- They turn the down angled side into the direction of the wind, blocking it from entering into the flue.
- They also create negative air pressure, which in turn creates greater suction to pull the smoke up the and out of the top of the flue.
These stainless steel Wind Caps are made of 24-ga.steel, and will come with or without a screen mesh to keep animals out. If you have a wind or draft problem, a wind cap is the solution you need. The caps differ slightly in appearance from the one pictured below. They do not have the round liner pipe extension and will have either a square box transition or a flue tile gripper under the china hat part.
You Must have a chimney flue tile to mount a standard wind cap on your chimney. If you don’t have one, we will have to mount a flue tile, anchored to the top of the chimney with a crown. If you do not want to do this, we can install a Custom Chimney Cap (Some restrictions apply on this)
STANDARD ROUND CAPS
These stainless steel Round Caps are made of 24-ga.steel and are made to mount onto round wood stove liner pipes. They are self gripping to the interior of the liner pipe and do not require any mountain screws. THEY CAN ONLY BE INSTALLED ON ZERO CLEARANCE FIREPLACES IF THE MANUFACTURER NO LONGER MAKES THE ORIGINAL REPLACEMENT CAP THAT CAME WITH THE UNIT WHEN IT WENT THROUGH UL LABORATORIES FOR TSTING FOR INSURANCE UNDERWRITING AS TO DO SO BEFORE NULLIFIES ANY INSURANCE COVERAGE. These caps are made by a National Manufacturer and carry a Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty so long as you live in or at least own the house that it is originally installed on. Warranty is not transferable if you take it with you to install onto a different house.
HIGH WIND ROUND CAPS
These stainless steel High Wind round Caps are made of 24-ga.steel and are made to mount onto round wood stove liner pipes. These caps require being screwed to the liner pipe for proper mounting. THEY CAN ONLY BE INSTALLED ON ZERO CLEARANCE FIREPLACES IF THE MANUFACTURER NO LONGER MAKES THE ORIGINAL REPLACEMENT CAP THAT CAME WITH THE UNIT WHEN IT WENT THROUGH UL LABORATORIES FOR TSTING FOR INSURANCE UNDERWRITING AS TO DO SO BEFORE NULLIFIES ANY INSURANCE COVERAGE. These caps are made by a National Manufacturer and carry a Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty so long as you live in or at least own the house that it is originally installed on. Warranty is not transferable if you take it with you to install onto a different house.
PLEASE NOTE, CAPS ARE NOT RETURNABLE. IF YOU ORDER A CAP TO BE INSTALLED BY US, YOU MUST COMMIT TO IT AS IT HAS TO BE PREPAID FOR AND SHIPPED FROM THE EAST COAST OR, OR A CUSTOM CAP, MANUFACTURED SOLELY TO YOUR CHIMNEYS SPECIFICATIONS
WE ONLY INSTALL CAPS. WE DO NOT MANUFACTURE OR SELL CAPS RETAIL.
ALL CAPS WE SELL COME WITH A MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY SO LONG AS YOU LIVE IN OR OWN THE HOUSE THAT IT IS PURCHASED AND INSTALLED ON. IT IS NOT TRANSFERABLE BETWEEN HOUSE SO WHEN YOU MOVE YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU, BUT IT WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER THE MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY. STANDARD CAPS COME WITH A CARD THAT YOU FILL OUT AND SEND IN TO THE MANUFACTURER. FOR WIND AND CUSTOM CAPS YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE NAME AND NUMBER OF THE MANUFACTURER AND THEY WILL BE COVERED SO BY THEM (THERE IS USUALLY A STICKER ON THE CAP THAT HAS THE MANUFACTURER’S NAME AND NUMBER TO CALL). ALL CAPS ARE COVERED BY THE MANUFACTURER SO LONG AS THEY ARE STILL IN BUSINESS.
I e-mail bids only to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision for the work. If you contact me for a bid, please give me a correct e-mail address. Also, I may need to contact you via phone prior to e-mailing you the bid if there is work that needs to be done in addition to what you originally called for due to structural, code, or safety reasons, or if I need any further information not provided during your first call to schedule me to come out to do the bid.
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