Custom Chimney Caps
Custom made chimney caps offer a perfect fit, style, and material (stainless steel, copper or painted black stainless steel) to fit the personal taste of every homeowner. Not all flues and chimneys are a standard size or shape. With Gelco custom caps you can choose the size, shape, mounting style, and metal you like.
The three mounting styles are:
- Single-flue caps fasten to the flue tile above the chimney crown
- Top-mounted caps fasten with screws to the top of the chimney crown
- Outside-mounted caps completely cover the outside edge of the chimney crown, offering the most protection.
Chimney caps help keep rain from entering the flue. An open flue is like a huge bucket that can allow large amounts of rain water to enter. A chimney cap is also a protective covering or housing for the top of the chimney intended to prevent the entry snow, animals, and birds and to help prevent downdrafts. Click photos to enlarge.