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Features

Constructed of American Made 304 Stainless Steel with a 24 gauge lid and 18 gauge mesh and base this cap is made to stand the test of time. Features include ovalized hole mesh which is far superior at keeping out side blown rain versus "chicken-wire" mesh sold on other caps. Another feature is the patented inside lip on the cap which helps prevent water from entering the flue by extending the base of the cap greatly compared to other caps.

Although made for terracotta tiles, if your tile is deteriorating or not visible we also are able to mount these caps directly into the top of the chimney by drilling and anchoring with an available leg kit. Rest assured, this cap can handle nearly any situation, can withstand chimney fires, and all while keeping pests out.
Our standard stainless steel chimney cap comes in a variety of terracotta sizes with prices ranging from $129-$189 and $35-85 to install on average. Some applications require extra mounting fees:


  • 8x8 - $139 + $35-85 install - Standard Oil Flue Size
  • 8x13 - $149 + $35-85 install - Oil / Small Fireplace Size
  • 8x17 - $179 + $35-85 install - Dual 8x8 Cap
  • 13x13 - $149 + $35-85 install - Average Fireplace Size
  • 13x13 w/ Oversized Lid - $169 + $35-85 install - Average Fireplace Size w/ Larger Lid
  • 13x17 - $179 + $35-85 install - Oversized Fireplace / Industrial Flue Size
  • 17x17 - $189 + $35-85 install - Industrial Flue Size
  • Various Circular Tile Sizes from 5" to 10" - $139-199 + $35-85 install

Installation fee is based on access.  Additional fees may apply based on necessary repairs before installation.  To schedule an appointment to have your chimney looked at, and a cap priced for your specific needs, please view our contact page.

Lifetime Blow-off Guarantee

All of our caps that we install come with a lifetime corrosion and blow-off guarantee. If it blows off for any reason and is still salvageable, we will put it on no questions asked.  If it is damaged from the fall and it is not usable, we will replace it with a new cap free of charge.*

If you live in a particularly high wind area please ask about our wind directional caps--please see specialty caps to look at our wind directional cobra caps.

*NOTE: Caps purchased from us and installed by the customer do not carry this warranty.

Reasons To Have a Cap

There are many reasons to have a cap on your chimney. The two primary reasons are to keep rain water out while also keeping pests out like birds, squirrels, and raccoons. A customer even told us that once a hawk entered in his chimney and almost came into his house when he opened the damper--never something you want to happen.

So let's address these reasons in a little more depth. First, by preventing water from entering the chimney you are extending the life of the flue and masonry both hidden and visible.

Although wood is not as corrosive as oil  nor coal, nor high-efficiency gas furnaces, it's exhaust mixture has been chemically analyzed as  containing 67 different combustible gases, many of which are corrosive when they are not burned and condense out within the flue system.

Oil is very corrosive and produces additional condensation.  We have found that on average after a period of 40-60 years the inside of a tile lined oil flue becomes very unsafe due to moisture mixing with oil exhaust gases causing severe deterioration of the tile.
Flaking of the tile can lead to cracks, cracks can lead to chunks of tile, and those then can fall and create a blockage at the base of your flue. This can become a serious problem over night. See more of what can happen and how to prevent these scenarios in the stainless steel liner portion of our site.

Keeping animals out is of course a no-brainer but here is another scenario to consider: When you do not have a chimney cap (or have a poorly designed cap) and are heating your home in the winter your oil/gas furnace or stove is producing carbon monoxide and heat. Birds are often drawn to the warmth of the chimney and will perch on it but the poisonous gas will knock them out and they fall down the flue creating a blockage. That same carbon monoxide will start making its way back into your home creating a very serious and potentially deadly situation for you and your family.

Three Good Reasons to Have a Cap!!! (click image to enlarge)