Standard chimney caps or covers are stainless steel and can be special ordered copper or black. Chimney caps offer protection from rain, debris and animals. When water mixes with soot it forms sulfuric acid and causes the liner in the chimney to deteriorate rapidly, leading to potential safety problems and costly repairs. Animals and debris can block the flue causing smoke or carbon monoxide to backup into the home.
Energy Saving Dampers
These dampers seal off the chimney from the top completely. Allowing the home owner to open and close the damper with ease. Acting like a cap but with little to no heating/cooling loss. Works great as a replacement to original dampers or in older homes with no dampers.
Clean Out Doors
Clean out doors are used as an access point to the chimney to clean out soot from the bottom of the chimney or hard to reach points also when wood stoves are installed improperly.
Chimneys are recommended to be cleaned or inspected yearly. This is to reduce risk of chimney fires, risk of poisonous gases entering the home or to prevent flue deterioration. Inspections can also catch small problems before they end up being a costly expense down the road.
Chimney liners are installed mainly when the old flue is deteriorated, not safe or was just not lined (older homes). Chimney liners are stainless steel tubes that connect with the appliance you are using to insure that fire or carbon monoxide will not enter the home. Also, most likely will help the efficiency of the appliance.
Probably the most over looked is the dryer vent. With over 10,000 dryer vent fires a year not to many people know they are recommended to be cleaned yearly.
The crown is the Layer of cement on top of the chimney, it protects the top layer of bricks, and on a multi flue chimney it protects the hollow spots. Letting a small crack go in the crown can cause loose bricks and cracking or shifting of the flue tiles (liner).
Flue or flues (like the stomach bug) is the liner or the "tube" that holds all of the gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and on occasion fire. This is mainly constructed of flue tiles which are 2' long clay tubes stacked on top of each other to compose a full flue or liner.
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