Driving around Golden Valley West, Whittier, and other neighborhoods in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area, it's hard to miss the many new construction projects rising inside and outside the loop. And at all job sites, workers wear a hard hat to protect the crown on top of their head from falling debris. Well, a flue cover works the same way as a chimney. It protects the flue from rain, small birds and animals, leaves and twigs, and other debris that can obstruct and damage the venting system. It also helps to protect the chimney crown. Since chimneys have different sizes and shapes, it's best to consult a chimney professional to determine the best flue cover for your vent.
What is a Chimney Flue Cover?
A chimney flue cover is one of the most critical components for preventing intruding moisture, animals, and debris that can damage the chimney, flue, and attached heating appliances. When properly installed, the accessory resembles a cap with a wire cage that fits like a glove. Since a clogged duct can lead to a fire and exposure to toxic carbon monoxide gas, inspecting the flue cover at least once a year is vital. In addition, the chimney flue cover must be promptly repaired or replaced when damaged.
When You Need to Inspect Your Flue Cover
- You see puddles or water droplets in the fireplace.
- The area around the fireplace is unusually drafty.
- You smell a damp or musty odor in the chimney.
- You hear flapping, chirping, gnawing, or other animal noises in the chimney.
- You notice an increase in pests in the house.
Difference Between a Flue Cover & Chase Cover
Both a flue cover and chase cover serve the same purpose - to protect the chimney and venting system from weather, debris, and animal intrusion - but there are a few key differences between them. A flue cover or chimney cap is an accessory installed to cover the opening of the exposed flue pipe at the top of a chimney. A chase cover, on the other hand, covers the entire chase of a manufactured chimney. In addition, a flue and chase cover are available in different sizes to fit your chimney’s dimensions. They are also available in several materials like aluminum, stainless steel, and copper to match your home’s exterior décor.
Homeowners trust Twin City Fireplace for top-quality chimney flue cover repair and replacement in Hennepin County, Washington County, and Greater Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN townships.
Chimney Flue Cover Repair & Replacement
Does your chimney flue cover need repair or replacement? Have you noticed water dripping into the fireplace? The experienced and talented chimney professionals at Twin City Fireplace offer many attractive flue covers in assorted styles, colors, and materials that will protect your chimney and enhance its appearance. We also provide professional chimney inspections, cleaning, repairs, and installations.
With showrooms in Edina and Woodbury, we serve Minnesotans in Elk River, MN; Eagan, MN; New Prague, MN; Golden Valley, MN; and townships in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area.
Call (952) 941-2685 Edina or (651) 204-0112 Woodbury to schedule an appointment to discuss your project today!