CHIMNEY RAIN AND WIND CAPS
WE SELL STANDARD WIND AND RAIN CAPS, STAINLESS, WARRANTY PROVIDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. 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.
Gelco’s Stainless Steel Chimney Caps: The Preferred Choice
Discover the top-rated stainless steel Chimney Caps from Gelco, the trusted name in chimney accessories. Our stainless Gelco Chimney Caps, available in various sizes, are backed by a lifetime warranty covering manufacturer’s defects and rust, regardless of your choice of fuel.
Crafted from robust 18-gauge steel, these chimney caps also feature an 8-inch high, one-piece screen with a 3/4″ mesh spark arrester screen, designed to effectively control sparks. On windy days, chimney drafts can disrupt the airflow, potentially causing sparks to escape and ignite nearby trees, leaves, and other flammable materials. If your home is situated in a wooded area or has trees near the chimney, we strongly recommend opting for a cap equipped with a spark arrester.
These exceptional chimney caps showcase Gelco’s renowned craftsmanship, including a unique cross break design that imparts additional strength and durability to the 24-gauge chimney cap lid. Trust Gelco for quality that stands the test of time.
Preventing Migratory Bird Nesting with Chimney Caps: Protecting Wildlife and Your Home
One compelling reason to install a chimney cap is to safeguard against migratory birds nesting in your chimney. Migratory birds are classified as endangered species, and by law, they cannot be removed (see the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918). Even chimney sweeps are prohibited from removing nests actively inhabited by migratory birds. It’s only once the bird, along with its offspring, vacates your chimney, either voluntarily or through controlled eviction measures, that nest removal becomes an option.
At this juncture, it’s essential to have your chimney cleaned to eliminate nesting materials thoroughly. Installing a chimney cap is a crucial step to prevent their return. These caps are equipped with specially designed screens that allow for proper drafting while effectively keeping out unwelcome wildlife guests.
Preventing Unwanted Intruders with a Chimney Cap
A chimney cap serves as a valuable barrier against various intruders, including raccoons and squirrels, which could otherwise enter your home through the chimney, potentially causing costly interior damage.
To ensure you get the right chimney cap for your needs, we offer a variety of standard sizes. Our process involves an on-site visit to measure the top of your chimney, where the cap will be installed. During this assessment, we’ll determine the necessary cap size and assess whether your chimney has a flue tile in place for mounting a standard cap. If a flue tile is absent, we can discuss options, including the installation of a custom chimney cap.
If you’ve previously had your chimney cleaned by us, you can find the cap size conveniently listed on the safety inspection provided by our sweep at the conclusion of your cleaning.
It’s important to note that a chimney flue tile is a prerequisite for mounting a standard rain cap on your chimney. If your chimney lacks this component, we can arrange to mount a flue tile securely to the chimney’s top with a crown. If this isn’t your preferred solution, we also offer the option of installing a Custom Chimney Cap, with some restrictions that may apply.
Is Smoke Blowing Back into Your Home on Windy Days? Improve Fireplace Ventilation with a Wind Cap
Are you experiencing smoke blowing back into your home on blustery days? Does your fireplace struggle to vent properly even after a thorough cleaning? If so, a wind cap could be the ideal solution for your fireplace woes. Wind caps, often resembling the helmets of Roman soldiers, feature a distinctive downward angle and a fin on the opposite side. These innovative caps are engineered to address two critical issues:
- Wind Blocking: Wind caps are designed to orient their downward angled side into the path of the prevailing wind. By doing so, they effectively block the wind from infiltrating the flue.
- Enhanced Ventilation: Additionally, wind caps create a negative air pressure effect, which, in turn, generates stronger suction. This increased suction helps draw smoke up and out of the flue more efficiently, ensuring a smoother and safer fireplace experience.
Enhance Your Fireplace with Stainless Steel Wind Caps
Our stainless steel Wind Caps are crafted from durable 24-gauge steel and are available with or without a screen mesh to effectively keep unwanted animals out. If you’re struggling with wind or draft issues, look no further – a wind cap is the solution you’ve been seeking.
These caps feature a slightly different appearance compared to the one depicted below. They omit the round liner pipe extension and instead include either a square box transition or a flue tile gripper beneath the “china hat” section.
It’s essential to note that a chimney flue tile is a prerequisite for mounting a standard wind cap on your chimney. If your chimney lacks this component, our solution involves securely mounting a flue tile to the top of your chimney with a crown. If this option doesn’t align with your preferences, we also offer the alternative of installing a Custom Chimney Cap, though certain restrictions may apply.
STANDARD ROUND CAPS
Durable Stainless Steel Round Caps for Round Wood Stove Liner Pipes
Our stainless steel Round Caps, constructed from robust 24-gauge steel, are specifically designed for easy mounting onto round wood stove liner pipes. These caps are ingeniously designed to self-grip to the interior of the liner pipe, eliminating the need for mounting screws.
Important Note: Please be aware that these caps can only be installed on Zero Clearance Fireplaces if the original manufacturer no longer produces the original replacement cap that accompanied the unit during its UL Laboratories testing for insurance underwriting. Installing any other cap before this circumstance may void your insurance coverage.
These caps are proudly manufactured by a National Manufacturer and come with an extensive Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty. This warranty remains valid as long as you reside in or own the house where the cap was initially installed. It’s important to note that the warranty is not transferable if you decide to move it to a different house.
HIGH WIND ROUND CAPS
Robust Stainless Steel High Wind Round Caps for Round Wood Stove Liner Pipes
Our high-quality stainless steel High Wind Round Caps, meticulously crafted from durable 24-gauge steel, are designed for secure mounting onto round wood stove liner pipes. To ensure proper installation, these caps require secure screwing to the liner pipe.
Important Note: These caps are exclusively suitable for installation on Zero Clearance Fireplaces if the original manufacturer no longer produces the original replacement cap that was part of the unit’s UL Laboratories testing for insurance underwriting. Installing any other cap before this situation may result in the nullification of your insurance coverage.
Manufactured by a trusted National Manufacturer, these caps come with an extensive Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty. This warranty remains valid as long as you reside in or own the house where the cap was initially installed. Please be aware that the warranty is non-transferable if you decide to relocate it for installation on a different house.
PLEASE NOTE, CAPS ARE NOT RETURNABLE. IF YOU ORDER CAPS TO BE INSTALLED BY US,
YOU MUST COMMIT TO IT AS IT HAS TO BE PREPAID FOR AND SHIPPED FROM THE EAST COAST.
WE ONLY INSTALL CAPS. WE DO NOT SELL CAPS RETAIL.
THE TOP CLOSING CAPS ARE COVERED BY A MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. IT COVERS THE CAP SO LONG AS THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER RESIDES OR OWNS THE HOME IT IS INSTALLED ON ONLY. IT IS NOT TRANSFERABLE BETWEEN NEW HOMEOWNERS OR LOCATIONS.
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