As mentioned, a properly made chimney is built to withstand the destructive force of nature, but Minnesota weather can take its toll even on the toughest chimney.
The constant exposure to harsh weather conditions, like wind, rain, and snow, can accelerate its deterioration. Modern brick have cores that can fill up with water.
A single brick can absorb up to two cups of water. When these soaked bricks are exposed to the freezing and thawing cycles of nature, serious damage will result. ChimGuard Outside Mount Custom Chimney Caps keeps water away from the most vulnerable brick at the top of the chimney, greatly extending the life of your masonry chimney.
A traditional chimney top, which is constructed of mortar or concrete, has a limited life span. An Outside Mount Chimney Cap offers much more coverage and protection. That means your chimney will virtually last forever.
THINK OF AN OUTSIDE MOUNT CAP AS A ROOF FOR YOUR CHIMNEY. JUST LIKE A GREAT ROOF PROTECTS YOUR HOME, CHIMGUARD PROTECTS YOUR CHIMNEY.
We design our custom chimney caps to provide the ultimate protection for your chimney. We like to refer to it as guarding your chimney. We have taken a somewhat new creation in our industry to a whole new level. After extensive research and redesigning, we have come up with the ultimate chimney protection! Our chimney products have a lifetime replacement warranty. We custom build it exclusively for your Chimney in our local fabrication shop. We use only the best materials. Our chimney caps meet or exceed chimney industry standards and all applicable codes. Provides a clean and strong look to the chimney. When compared to a traditional chimney top which is constructed of mortar or concrete, the Outside Mount Chimney Cap offers much more coverage and protection. That means your chimney will literally last forever.
We warranty that our products are free from defects in material and workmanship and will function as expected under normal residential circumstances. This lifetime replacement warranty does not cover damage resulting from abuse, misuse, natural disaster, abnormal mechanical or environmental conditions, or modification. This warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the product; it does not cover labor associated with removal or re-installation of the repaired or new product. ChimGuard Products have the best warranty in the chimney industry.
PREVENTS MOISTURE DAMAGE
Most of the damage we find on masonry chimneys, both inside and out, is from exposure to rainwater over many years. When exposed to rain, snow, and ice over time, the masonry elements of your chimney will eventually start to crumble and decompose. When mixed with certain types of soot, water can become even more harmful to the
inside structure of your chimney. Intermittent freezing and thawing can cause problems such as cracks in the structure called spalling (when the surface starts to peel or flake off). ChimGuard Chimney Caps protect your entire chimney system from the hash
effects of rain, snow, and ice.
KEEPS ANIMALS OUT
Small animals such as birds, squirrels or even raccoons often make their nests in gaps they find in the brick outside your chimney or even inside the chimney flue. Animal nests can create a blockage that will not allow the proper flow of smoke and toxins out of your home when you use your fireplace. ChimGuard Chimney Caps prevent these guests from making a home out of your chimney.
PROTECTS AGAINST FIRES
Burning embers from the fireplace may get caught up with the hot gases in your chimney and escape into your yard. These embers can potentially come into contact with combustible materials outside the house and start a fire. The mesh on ChimGuard Chimney Caps acts as a spark arrester to prevent these burning particles from escaping your chimney.
KEEPS DEBRIS OUT
When the top of the chimney flue is open, anything can fall into the chimney. Not only leaves and branches, but other things like plastic bags and nesting materials can find their way down your chimney. If left to accumulate, random debris can prevent proper venting in your chimney. ChimGuard Chimney Caps keep all of types of debris out of your chimney.
HELPS STOP DOWNDRAFTS
When the wind is blowing in a certain direction over your chimney flue, it can cause a downdraft. When you have a fire burning, a downdraft can keep smoke and toxins from getting out of your home. A ChimGuard Chimney Cap will help prevent this type of downdraft so that the air inside your home stays safe.
FEATURES OF THE CHIMGUARD OUTSIDE MOUNT CAP
Our custom ChimGuard Chase Cover will protect your chimney for a lifetime.
We use Stainless Steel to create our fireplace grates which means they literally last forever. It may be the last fireplace grate you ever buy!
A chimney shoulder is the sloped section of brick that looks like steps, found on some masonry chimneys where there is a change from a wider base to a narrower top. This area of exposed brick and mortar is very prone to deterioration. Our custom ChimGuard Shoulder Guards protect this vulnerable part of your chimney.
Chimney flashing is a customized metal skirt installed around the base of the chimney where the chimney meets the roof. ChimGuard Custom Flashing ensures that water cannot find its way into your house at the base of your chimney.
A cricket or saddle is a structure designed to divert water rushing down the roof to go around the chimney.