About Outside Mount Chimney Caps
There are two basic types of outside mount chimney caps – those with a metal skirt that attaches to the sides of the chimney and those with an adjustable band that goes around the chimney and tightens at each corner. Almost all outside mount chimney caps are custom made to dimensions you specify, in the metal of your choice, and with the lid style you prefer.
|Stainless Steel Outside Mount Chimney Cap
with metal skirt
|Aluminum Band-Around Chimney Cap
with band that tightens at the corners
Appropriate Uses for Outside Mount Chimney Caps
These chimney caps that mount to the sides of the chimney itself are not appropriate for Air-Cooled Flues (flues with two or more concentric pipes with air between the pipes.) Use Air-Cooled Chimney Caps for those flues.
Stainless Steel Band-Around chimney caps are appropriate regardless of they type of fuel you use. Aluminum Band Arounds, however, are not appropriate for oil appliances or if wood is your primary heating fuel.
How to Measure for Outside Mount Chimney Caps
Roof Pitch Selection for Designer Lid Outside Mount Chimney Caps
Metal and Finish Options
Traditional Outside Mount Chimney Caps are available in copper or in stainless steel . The stainless steel ones can be powdercoated with a baked-on, exterior grade paint finish, such as brown or black.
Band-Around style chimney caps come in aluminum or stainless steel.
Screen Mesh Options for Outside Mount Chimney Caps
You can have a traditional outside mount chimney cap made with the standard 3/4″ mesh or with California small 5/8″ mesh . The 5/8″ mesh is required by California code.
Band-Around chimney caps are only available in standard mesh.
If you live in any area with a fire hazard, choosing 5/8″ mesh is a good idea.
Stainless Steel and Copper Outside Mount Chimney Caps have Lifetime Warranties!