Collection: Chimney cover

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What is a metal chimney cover?

The owners of a private house know that it is not enough to install a new roof on roof. It is necessary to supplement it with various additional elements that provide functionality: weather vanes, snow retainers, gutters, cornices, slopes, etc. As a rule, they are made of metal painted to match the color of the roof. The need to install certain elements depends on the material of the roof.

The pipes of stoves and fireplaces, ventilation shafts, and gas chimneys for houses with a gas heating system also go to the roof. They must be protected from precipitation with special metal covers - chimneys installed on the tops of the pipes.

Chimneys on the same roof may look the same but have different functionality depending on the metal chimney enclosure they are installed on.

Varieties of a metal chimney chase cover

Most often, standard-shaped chimneys are used, which consist of a “skirt” (the lower part with which they are attached to the pipe) and the cap itself on the “legs”. In this case, the cap can have any shape depending on the design of the roof: flat, cone-shaped, gable, four-slope, hipped, spire-shaped, gable, etc.

The top of the chimney can be decorated with a weather vane or other decorative element.

Flat chimneys should only be used in hot climates where there is no snow at all. Cone-shaped caps are called an umbrella and are put on round pipes. Caps on quadrangular pipes usually repeat the shape of the roof itself. For example, for a hipped roof, the same cap is selected. Depending on the situation, chimneys can have a complex design if you need to protect several shafts at once. For example, for a fireplace and a boiler room.

Additional stainless steel chimney chase cover options

Country chimneys A chimney for a fireplace or stove should be supplemented with a protective grate, especially if they are rarely used. So tree branches will not fall into the mine, and birds will not be able to nest there. This is very important from a safety point of view because if the pipe is clogged with debris, smoke and carbon monoxide will begin to accumulate inside the house! The cover of such chimneys is often made hinged, which makes it easier to clean the chimney from soot. In houses with stoves that run on wood or peat, it is better to install spark arresters - stainless steel meshes with small cells. They will protect the roof from accidental ignition.

A properly installed deflector will allow you to do without an expensive ventilation system powered by electricity. The design of the deflectors can be varied, it is selected individually depending on the location. Deflectors usually have moving parts that need regular lubrication.

Some deflectors constantly rotate around their axis (the so-called rotary turbines), others are static structures, the beneficial effect of which appears due to the special design and pressure difference inside and outside the device. Most deflectors operate on wind power, but some models have electric smoke exhausters built in. They are turned on, for example, if the stove is too hot or when it is calm outside!