Copper is an excellent metal for making chimney caps and chimney pots. Because it is relatively soft, copper can be
formed in a wide variety of shapes. It is very durable and long-lasting. In fact, all copper chimney caps have lifetime warrantees. Copper has a rich glow that makes it the most
attractive metal used in chimney products.
Most copper chimney products are made of natural copper that weighs 20 ounces to the square foot. This thickness
provides enough stiffness to keep the finished product in its original shape throughout its lifetime.
Copper changes color over time. It gradually darkens to a deep brown and then starts to develop a gray-green patina
called verdigris. After the verdigris patina is formed, the copper color changes very little. Manufacturers of copper chimney pots can apply a chemical, acetic acid, that speeds the formation of the verdigris patina in cases where the customer prefers. Homeowners who want to preserve
the look of new copper caps can apply a product called ClearCoat periodically.
The verdigris patina is a compound of copper and acidic components of the atmosphere. The top layer of the patina
is a powder, so dark lines may form where rain carries particles of the patina downwards. For this reason, we do not recommend using copper chimney caps on light colored chimneys.
About Chimney Caps of Copper
A chimney cap made with copper adds curb appeal to any home, and makes a distinctive home even more distinctive.
Think of it as a crown for your home. These chimney caps come in several configurations and many sizes, ready for next-day shipping. They can also be custom made to fit your chimney.
Copper single flue chimney caps attach to the flue tile that extends upwards from the top of your chimney. Single flue chimney caps can have flat lids, hip lids with all four sides coming to a single point, hip and ridge lids with a tent-like shape.
Copper top mount chimney caps cover all the flue tiles and attach to the concrete chimney crown with Tapcon screws or construction adhesive. Rectangular top mount chimney caps come with either flat lids or hip-and-ridge lids. The lids of square chimney caps can be flat, hip, or hip-and-ridge.
All single flue and top mount copper caps are available in custom sizes.
In addition, outside mount chimney caps are custom made to fit over the top of your chimney, like the lid of a shoebox. Flat, hip and hi-and-ridge lids are available for outside mount chimney caps.
About Copper Chimney Pots
Copper chimney pots are the modern version of the clay chimney pots that date back to the 15th century, when people first
used them the make coal-fired fireplaces draw better. The new, copper version is lighter, more versatile, and more durable. Copper chimney pots are both functional and decorative. They
extend the height of a chimney to improve a fireplace's draft, and they incorporate a chimney cap that lets the exhaust out and keeps birds and other animals from entering the chimney. They can
be used singly, or in multiples on very large chimneys. Some styles are ready to ship.
Copper chimney pots can also be made to any dimensions or even created in new, custom designs. If you can dream it, our
copper craftsmen can make it!
Copper chimney pots are typically made by master coppersmiths whose work combines an artistic
vision with exacting craftsmanship.