When looking for an affordable chimney cap installation near me in the Knoxville TN area, look no further. Custom chimney caps are our specialty. We survey, design and fabricate custom chimney caps and covers to fit the top of your chimney.
Our caps are are made from the highest quality steel with a coated paint and sealant to last for decades. Each cap is formed and bent to the exact measurements of your chimney flue and brick.
We strive to make the cap and cover blend into the house as close as possible. We also paint the brick and flashing to match the total job if needed.
Keep in mind, this is a dangerous job. It is not a project that a typical homeowner wants to take on as a DIY. We are fully secured and tied off with safety equipment on these chimney cap installation projects.
The key to a good chimney cap replacement is the quality of the metal and the measurements taken at the beginning. A tight seal for waterproofing materials delivers years of clean, dry fireplaces and chimneys. We also provide caps and covers for wood burning or pellet stoves. The same type of care and installation are done with both. Of course, the codes for chimneys and flues will always be observed.
Creosote buildup on chimney cap is very dangerous. This highly combustible soot tar mixture is devastating during a chimney fire. Clean it up as soon as possible.
This is an actual customer’s chimney cap completely covered in creosote build up. Years of wood burning without a professional chimney sweep allowed this buildup to happen. It is amazing any smoke or fumes were leaving this chimney at all.
Burning more than a cord or rick of wood a year will develop a creosote buildup left unattended over the years. This tar like substance is very flammable. Cleaning and sweeping this out is NOT a do-it-yourself weekend warrior job. The chimney is often high off of the ground. The roof pitch is not easy to walk on for most people.
Our customers tell us the biggest reason they hire out the chimney inspection and cleaning is fear of heights and their safety. When cleaning the creosote buildup on a chimney cap, our team always wears a 5 point safety vest and safety glasses with cut proof hand gloves.
The best option is completely removing and replacing the chimney cap with a new stainless steel custom chimney cap. Designed, cut, installed and sealed, a new chimney cap will serve your home for decades. Creosote is simply too hard and dangerous to remove completely.
Chimney cap repair is often done with gas log conversion jobs. Since the soot has built up over the years, the caps deteriorate so we replace them during the same project. Chimney cap repair near me is a common request for homeowners seeking help. The fireplace and chimney are an integral part of most homes and require maintenance over time.
Firstly, we pointed them to our gas log store page to pick out a set of logs. There are many sets to choose from but the Monessen sets are our most popular ones. Also, natural gas and propane use different orifices. Let us know your fuel source up front.
We deliver and install the logs.
Secondly, the gas logs are ordered and delivered to your home. The propane is ordered from the vendor and installed at your house. This conversion is using propane gas as the source for the new gas logs. This is a reliable “off the grid” solution for rural areas that are not served by natural gas. The price of propane is high at the moment but over time it is a good solution to heating your home without the wood hassle. For instance, no more wood buying or delivery fees. In addition, no more cleaning and sweeping.
Why should you convert from wood burning to gas logs?
Finally, don’t wrestle with wood burning fireplaces as you get older. Wood is bought, cut, delivered, stacked and used each season. A gas log set has a remote control for easy use. The chimney will not soot up over time if installed correctly. The heat is instant and there is no clean up. Remember, roof work is dangerous. Let the professionals take care of the chimney. You enjoy the warmth and ambiance of the gas logs.