Copper chimney cap advantages
A copper chimney cap is not installed only for esthetic reasons but also for the fact that the cap protects the chimney and the fireplace.
A chimney cap will protect your chimney, preventing things like rainwater, debris and even small animals, from entering the chimney and damaging or clogging it. For bigger debris, a metal grate is used to block them out, and for smaller debris and water, a finer grate is used.
Design and maintenance
Chimney caps come in a variety of materials, but copper is especially wanted because it is effective, more durable than other materials, cleans off easily regardless of weather factors and always has a particular shine and beauty which adds to its esthetics. You can choose to polish the cap because polishers are cheap or not polish it which will result in a green patina like the Statue of Liberty has, which is appealing to some. The copper chimney cap is cost more cost effective than other types of caps.
When buying a chimney cap you need to choose the right sized one. Most likely, the chimney producer will sell caps that will fit your chimney. But if this isn’t the case, you can always order a custom cap, made especially for your chimney.
Installing the chimney cap is the easiest step of this project. All you need to do is go up on the roof and screw the cap securely into place. Once you’ve done that, you will have a chimney cap that will always look good and do what it’s meant.