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Unique Cap Solutions

The greater Lehigh Valley is quite a varying landscape. Some areas have excessive wind while others are fairly calm, protected by hills, trees, or buildings. We offer a cap specifically designed to tackle flues that are having excessive wind issues. The are called Cobra Wind Directional caps and have a stainless steel ball bearing in them to divert the wind away from the flue.

For those customers who have slab caps, but do not want to remove the slab cap yet still want animal protection, we offer a cap that does not have a lid--another very handy product.

For customers with pre-fabricated systems we offer replacement stainless steel chase covers which all too often rust out in their original galvanized form. These are also available powder coated in a variety of colors, and also in copper.

If you are a customer with a Class-A chimney that functions normally aside from rain water or animals entering it, we offer upgraded Class-A caps to suite your needs.

Specialty Cap Types:

  • Wind Directional Caps
  • Class-A Caps
  • Custom Stainless Steel Chase Covers for Pre-Fab Systems
  • Decorative Stainless and Copper Caps of many styles
  • Many, many more styles available - ask us!

To schedule an appointment to have your chimney looked at, and a cap priced for your specific needs, please view our contact page.

Lifetime Blow-off Guarantee

All of our caps that we install come with a lifetime corrosion and blow-off guarantee. If it blows off for any reason and is still salvageable, we will put it on no questions asked.  If it is damaged from the fall and it is not usable, we will replace it with a new cap free of charge.*

*NOTE: Caps purchased from us and installed by the customer do not carry this warranty.

Reasons To Have a Cap

There are many reasons to have a cap on your chimney. The two primary reasons are to keep rain water out while also keeping pests out like birds, squirrels, and raccoons. A customer even told us that once a hawk entered in his chimney and almost came into his house when he opened the damper--never something you want to happen.

So let's address these reasons in a little more depth. First, by preventing water from entering the chimney you are extending the life of the flue and masonry both hidden and visible.

Although wood is not as corrosive as oil  nor coal, nor high-efficiency gas furnaces, it's exhaust mixture has been chemically analyzed as  containing 67 different combustible gases, many of which are corrosive when they are not burned and condense out within the flue system.

Oil is very corrosive and produces additional condensation.  We have found that on average after a period of 40-60 years the inside of a tile lined oil flue becomes very unsafe due to moisture mixing with oil exhaust gases causing severe deterioration of the tile.

Flaking of the tile can lead to cracks, cracks can lead to chunks of tile, and those then can fall and create a blockage at the base of your flue. This can become a serious problem over night. See more of what can happen and how to prevent these scenarios in the stainless steel liner portion of our site.

Keeping animals out is of course a no-brainer but here is another scenario to consider: When you do not have a chimney cap (or have a poorly designed cap) and are heating your home in the winter your oil/gas furnace or stove is producing carbon monoxide and heat. Birds are often drawn to the warmth of the chimney and will perch on it but the poisonous gas will knock them out and they fall down the flue creating a blockage. That same carbon monoxide will start making its way back into your home creating a very serious and potentially deadly situation for you and your family.

Three Good Reasons to Have a Cap!!! (click image to enlarge)