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How to Select and Measure for
Outside Mount Chimney Caps

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Outside Mount Chimney Caps: Vertical Skirt on Outside Mount Chimney Caps attach to the sides of the chimney with screws
Outside mount chimney caps fit over the entire chimney, like the lid on a shoebox. The Vertical Skirt on Outside Mount chimney caps attach to the sides of the chimney with screws or chimney capm adhesive. Many of our customers prefer the nicely finished look these chimney caps provide.

Custom Chimney Caps: Custom Outside Mount Chimney Caps Because chimneys are hand made, their dimensions often vary a bit. Most outside mount chimney caps are custom made because of variations in chimney dimensions. Such custom made chimney caps can be constructed of stainless steel or copper with the design features you want, such as a hip and ridge top and a vertical skirt of the height you specify. The stainless steel can be powdercoat finished with an exterior grade paint in your choice of color.

Chimney Caps: Stainless Steel Designer Hip and Ridge Lid Outside Mount Chimney Cap; Custom Stainless Steel Outside Mount Chimney Cap. Stainless Steel Outside Mount Chimney Caps with Hip and Ridge Designer Lids are available in Black, Brown, and 187 Colors.

Chimney Caps: Copper Designer Hip and Ridge Lid Outside Mount Chimney Cap; Custom Copper Outside Mount Chimney Cap

Chimney Caps: Stainless Steel Flat Lid Outside Mount Chimney Cap; Custom Stainless Steel Outside Mount Chimney Cap. Stainless Steel Outside Mount Chimney Caps are avilable in Black, Brown, and 187 Colors.

Chimney Caps: Copper Flat Lid Outside Mount Chimney Cap; Custom Copper Outside Mount Chimney Cap.

Stainless Steel
Designer Hip and Ridge Lid
 Oustide Mount Chimney Caps

Available in Black, Brown,
& Colors

Copper
Designer Hip and Ridge Lid
 Oustide Mount Chimney Caps

Stainless Steel
Flat with Corner Braces
 Oustide Mount Chimney Caps

Available in Black, Brown,
& Colors

Copper
Flat Custom
 Oustide Mount Chimney Caps

 

 

Only our Band-Around Chimney Caps are available in stock sizes as well as custom sizes. These Band-Around Chimney Caps tighten at each corner of the chimney for a secure fit. The stock sizes of the Band-Around Chimney Caps, available for immediate shipment, are made of aluminum. Custom Band-Around Chimney Caps can be constructed with aluminum or stainless steel. 

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Custom Band-Around Chimney Cap
in Stainless Steel or Aluminum

Aluminum Band-Around
Chimney Caps
in Stock Sizes

 

What to Measure:
   
For a Stock or Custom Band-Around Chimney Cap, you will need thFor an outside mount chimney cap, measure the longest side first, then measure each successive side going CLOCKWISE.ese measurements:

  • Start with the longest side of your chimney. Measure it using a metal measure. Then, going in a clockwise direction, measure each of the other sides.
     
  • Measure the height of your tallest flue. To assure good drafting of your fireplace, select a Screen Height (see yellow arrow on diagram below) at least 5 inches taller than your tallest flue.

     Outside Mount Chimney Caps: How to Measure for Outside Mount Chimney Cap, whether Stock Band-Around Chimney Caps, Custom Band-Around Chimney Caps, or Custom Outside Mount Chinney Caps.
    For a Custom Outside Mount Chimney Cap you will ALSO need these measurements:

  • Measure how far down the side of the chimney you want the chimney cap to cover. This is referred to as the Vertical Skirt Height (see blue arrow on diagram above) and a 3 inch vertical skirt height is standard.
     
  • Measure for your chimney cap's Horizontal Skirt Width (see green arrow on diagram above.) The standard for horizontal skirt width is two inches and will work fine as long as none of your flues is within two inches of the edge of the chimney.
     
  • Measure for your chimney cap's Lid Overhang (see purple arrow on diagram above.) The lid overhang serves like the eaves on a house. The standard overhang is 3 inches, but you may wish to make it larger (up to 7 inches) to give your chimney cap better visual proportions if you have a wide horizontal skirt width and a screen height taller than 12 inches. 
     
  • Select a standard, flat lid (such as the one on the diagram above) or a lid with a pitch. See Lid Styles A through J below. The first number above each diagram, such as 3/12, is the roof pitch and the second number, such as 14o, is the degree of the roof's angle.
Custom Chimney Cap Lid Selection Chart:  Select the Roof Pitch You Like Best!
  • Select stainless steel or copper for your chimney cap's material. Stainless steel can be powdercoat painted with a color of your choice.
     
  • Select standard 3/4" mesh screening or a tighter, 5/8" mesh screening if you live in California or in an area at risk for wildfires.
     
  • Decide if you want a baked on, exterior grade powder
    Download FireplaceMall Chimney Cap Color Chart
    coat finish paint. Standard Black, Old Penny Copper Brown or other colors. Click on the mini -color chart to the right to download the full-sized chimney cap color chart. CALL 888-834-7375 if you might like a painted chimney cap.

Color Sample Old Penny Copper BrownColor Sample Black

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