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Chimney Cap Installation Cost Factors

The cost of chimney cap installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:
$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

Questions to Ask Yourself:

What type of chimney do I have?

$ - Prefabricated, metal chimney

$$ - Masonry chimney (with brick or stone exterior)

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How many flues does the chimney have?

$ - Single flue chimney

$$ - Multi-flue chimney

Will the cap cover the flue or the entire chimney crown?

$ - When a flue cap is installed.

$$ - When a full coverage chimney cap is installed.

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What material will the cap be made of?

$ - Galvanized steel cap

$ - Aluminum cap

$$ - Stainless steel cap

$$ - Copper cap

Learn More: Types of Chimney Caps

What type of cap will be installed?

$ - When a standard, prefabricated cap is installed.

$$ - When a custom cap is installed.

How accessible is the roof?

$ - When the roof is easily accessible.

$$ - When it is challenging to reach the roof (This may require additional safety equipment.)

Ask the Pro:

1. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

2. Can you provide references?

3. What type of chimney cap do you recommend?

4. Does the chimney cap come with a manufacturer’s warranty? (Many caps come with a lifetime warranty)

5. Does the workmanship come with a warranty?

6. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

7. Is the removal and disposal of the existing chimney cap included in the quote I received?

8. How long do you expect the installation of the cap to take?

9. What type of maintenance does the chimney cap require?

10. Is the chimney cap in compliance with local building codes?

Related: Chimney Sweeping Costs

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