Rain entry into redundant chimneys is one of the main causes of structural decay to chimney stacks. The decay, caused by the natural freeze/thaw cycle of the weather, can ultimately cause great expense. Water works its way into the mortar between the brickwork and as it freezes, expands, eventually leading to cracks in the brickwork.
This Chimney Cap offers a simple solution at a low price that prevents rain, bird and debris entry while still allowing nominal ventilation.
What is it for?
If you have a chimney that you are not using at all – otherwise known as redundant or dead – a Chimney Capper will save you a host of chimney problems in the future. By stopping virtually all rain entry, it will assist in prolonging the life of the chimney. By frustrating birds and squirrels who are looking for a new home, the chimney stays clean and sound with the nominal ventilation included in the design.
What sizes and options are available?
A Chimney Capper will fit onto a standard round chimney pot 150mm to 250 mm internal diameter (6″ to 10″).
Made from aluminium and available in natural (unpainted), or powder coated terracotta, buff or black.
How do I fit one?
Once up on the roof, it is the work of a few minutes to attach the Chimney Capper using the stainless steel strap provided.