Or Rain Cap
Are the Same Thing!
A Chimney Cap sits atop the chimney and has several functions. The first is to keep material such as leaves, broken branches, birds from entering the chimney and causing the chimney to become blocked.
A blocked chimney will keep by-products of combustion from properly exiting the chimney and, should they enter the home, can be harmful.
A properly designed and fitted chimney cap will keep rain, snow, and leaves out of your chimney, and prevent birds, raccoons, and other critters from entering and nesting there.
A chimney cap can also act like a spark arrestor helping keep sparks from leaving your chimney and ending up on your roof.
In addition, a well-made chimney cap gives a great finish to your chimney and adds beauty to your home.
Does this pose an issue with regular maintenance?
Not at all. Chimney caps are designed with removable lids so your annual inspection and sweeping are never compromised.
Although all chimney caps are used for the same purpose, to keep the outside elements out and also to keep those unwanted guests away, you can customize your chimney cap to match the style of your home.
Height, color, lid size, and pitch are all customizable for your chimney cap. In addition to stainless steel and copper, you can powder coat your chimney cap in a variety of different colors. Yes, ladies, you can even get that chimney cap powder coated PINK if you want! Powder coating is a process that the manufacturer provides for a cost.
Boston’s Best Chimney offers a variety of chimney caps: stainless steel (also available in black), copper (to add to the appearance of your home), and custom made.
Note: Depending on the size and/or powder coating, caps require a 1/3 deposit prior to ordering. BBC cannot take measurements done by the homeowner and/or third party.
Our craftsmanship and reputation for integrity have distinguished Boston’s Best Chimney in the mind of the public. Boston’s Best Chimney is a family run business with many long term employees.