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Types of Chimney Caps

What type of chimney cap do I want?

A chimney cap is designed to keep unwanted critters and debris from entering your chimney. It can also help prevent the growth of mold and mildew caused by excess moisture. Installing a chimney cap now can help you avoid making repairs later.

Chimney caps are typically made of metal. Steel caps are the most affordable, but they tend to have a shorter lifespan. Copper chimney caps are by far the most expensive option, but they offer a unique, high-end look. There are four basic metal options available: 1) copper, 2) aluminum, 3) galvanized steel, and 4) stainless steel.

Copper Chimney Caps
Cost: Most Expensive

- High-end, elegant appearance

- Typically very durable

- Unlikely to rust

- High maintenance costs

- Many come with lifetime warranty

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Stainless Steel Chimney Caps
Cost: Somewhat Affordable

- Durable

- Only marginally more expensive than galvanized steel

- Very low maintenance

- Good corrosion resistance

- Sleek look

Aluminum Chimney Caps
Cost: Affordable

- Will not rust like galvanized steel

- Shorter lifespan

- Lightweight

- May bend or warp

Galvanized Steel Chimney Caps
Cost: Most Affordable

- Short lifespan

- Not very durable

- Likely to rust

- Requires more maintenance than stainless steel

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