Caps, Dampers, and Fans
Protect your house by protecting your chimney.
Caps, dampers, and fans are an incredibly important part of your chimney, but they’re often overlooked. In short, they’re the details.
Luckily, the details are our specialty.
Vertical offers a variety of services to Chicago that makes sure the city’s homeowners have the right cap, dampers, and fans in place to make sure your home remains safe.
Vertical can make sure nothing enters your chimney by installing a cap.
Chimney caps have two primary functions.
If you don’t have a cap, we can install a new one. Or, if you have one but it isn’t working properly, we can replace your old one.
For money and safety reasons, it’s important to have a working damper, and to know when to use it.
When your fireplace isn’t in use the damper should be shut. When you’re ready to make a fire, it’s important to make sure the damper is open.
If there is a draft coming from your fireplace, it might be time for an inspection of your damper. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
We’re fans of fans.
Chimney fans are incredibly important. Your fan is located on the top of your fireplace chimney and assists in drafting. Often installed alongside your liner, a chimney fan is essential when your chimney’s flue is too small to draft naturally.
Chimney Chase Tops
Some chimneys need a little help staying dry. That’s when you should look at replacing your chase top. Click here to see if a new chase top is right for you.
Pets are cute. Animals in your chimney, are not. If you need help removing these unwanted house guests, give us a call.