Your chimney has helpers that offer protection against heat loss on the inside, and debris and moisture from the outside. These helpers consist of fireplace dampers and rain caps. Turn to American Professional Chimney & Masonry Service for chimney installation in Washington, DC, involving these essential accessories. For more than 43 years, the CEO of our chimney services company has been making repairs and installing essential accessories. Look to us for chimney installations that save you money and keep your home and chimney in good shape. In addition to working as installers, we also serve as chimney builders for you.
Chimney Installations for Top & Bottom Dampers
Seal your fireplace when not in use by asking us to install a damper. This handy accessory slows down the flow of smoke inside your house and keeps all the heat from traveling up the chimney and outside your home. We can install one of two types of dampers in your home—a top damper and a bottom or throat damper.
A top damper in installed in the top part of the chimney. In addition to keeping the heat inside and reducing smoke that would try to enter the house, it is very effective in keeping out animals, insects, and debris. Opt for a top damper when your existing damper is broken or you have no damper at all.
Throat dampers, aka fireplace dampers, are located above the fireplace and are built into the chimney itself. This type of damper is very effective in keeping the warm air in as closes the chimney off its throat. However, since it is built in, it is difficult to replace and works better for new construction. Ask our professionals to help you choose the type of damper that best serves the needs of your chimney and home.
Installing Rain Caps Atop Your Chimney
Your chimney consists of a large hole in your roof that lets out heat, smoke, and gasses, but lets in debris and moisture from heavy rain and snow. You can get all of the benefits and none of the detriments with a chimney cap, aka rain cap. This cap has a cover of stainless or galvanized steel or copper over a screen and serves as an effective deterrent to animals, as well as moisture. You do not want water eroding your chimney from the inside out. Reach out to our professionals for an estimate on installation of a rain cap or damper for your chimney.
Chimney Builders for Aging & Damaged Structures
You may find yourself with a chimney that is crumbling from age or damage. The professionals at our company can help. We can tear out all or part of the chimney and rebuild. With this service, you can be at peace knowing that your chimney is safe and poses no threat to your family or home.
Contact us today to install chimney protectors, such as rain caps and dampers. We serve customers in Washington, DC; Alexandria and Annandale, Virginia; and Hyattsville and Silver Spring, Maryland; as well as the surrounding areas.