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Why Buy Your Chimney Cap From Chimney Professionals

You can trust Aelite with your next chimney cap!

You can trust Aelite with your next chimney cap!

Our staff at Aelite Chimney Specialties understands how important it is for our customers to save money however they can, but there are times when it is worth spending extra money for quality products. One of these times is when you are purchasing a new chimney cap. While it may seem like a great bargain to buy a chimney cap from a big box store like Costco or Sam’s Club, you will most likely end up spending more money on repairs and possibly even the replacement of that cheap cap that you thought was such a good deal. We would like to tell you why you should always buy your chimney cap from certified chimney professionals.


The chimney caps that are sold at the big box discount stores are inexpensive for a reason. According to Do It Yourself, the chimney caps you will find at big box discount stores are generally made from galvanized metal, which means they are more likely to become corroded by rusting. Galvanized chimney caps can even cause damage to the interior of your chimney when they become rusted. At Aelite Chimney Specialties, we sell chimney caps that are constructed from higher quality metals like stainless steel and copper. We find these metals do not rust as easily and provide long-lasting durability.


When you purchase your chimney cap from a store like Costco, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, etc, you will most likely be on your own to install the chimney cap. While this may seem like an easy job, installing a chimney cap actually takes knowledge, experience, and precision to be sure your chimney is adequately protected from water leaks and animal invasions. If you buy your chimney cap from Aelite Chimney Specialties, you can trust our certified chimney technicians to properly fit the cap on top of your chimney. They will also ensure the cap is securely fastened to the chimney so that it will not blow away in a wind storm.


Every chimney cap sold by Aelite Chimney Specialties comes with a lifetime warranty. We also provide warranty coverage of our professional chimney cap installation services. You want to be fully covered by an extensive warranty when it comes to your chimney cap in case you need repairs performed to fix damage. Generally, the big box stores will not offer an extensive warranty coverage with the cheaper chimney caps they sell, and this means you will have to pay for the repairs to the inevitable damage that occurs to an inferior cap.

If you need a new chimney cap, contact Aelite Chimney Specialties to learn more about the options we have for you.

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Maintain Good Chimney Draft

Avoid a Smoky Fireplace with a Proper Chimney Draft

There's a big difference between a GOOD chimney draft and a BAD one. Learn how to get the good kind and prevent issues like indoor air pollution, carbon monoxide poisoning, and a smoky fireplace, to name a few.

There’s a big difference between a GOOD chimney draft and a BAD one. Learn how to get the good kind and prevent issues like indoor air pollution, carbon monoxide poisoning, and a smoky fireplace, to name a few.

Have you ever been curious about the reason why, even if the fireplace is burning wood and keeping you warm in the middle of your living room, no toxin-filled smoke is lingering in the house? That’s the whole point of effective ventilation. Your chimney sucks the air uniformly from the fireplace and then lead it out of the house. This is the principle behind what we call chimney draft. It is important for you, as a homeowner, to know these things in order to help you see if there’s already something wrong going on inside your chimney.

The Cause for Decreased Draft in your Chimney

Chimney draft is essential for a fireplace and chimney system to properly function. It can either increase or decrease depending on the performance of your chimney. If there are any problems like blockages in the opening of the chimney then there is a decrease in the chimney draft. Blockages can refer to birds, spider webs, twigs and leaves getting stuck inside. This means that there’s not enough suction from the fireplace towards the flue to completely remove unwanted air. If the chimney draft is not going up and out, bigger problems will ultimately present themselves. To prevent these blockages from forming in your chimney, we suggest that you have a chimney cap installed.

Keep an Eye on the Flue Liner

The way to avoid getting your home filled with smoke is to make sure that the flue liner in your chimneys are in excellent condition. Good flue liners increase draft efficiency thus providing a smoke-free, secured home. If the problem is a worn out flue liner, then replacing the flue liner will definitely improve your chimney’s functionality.

Other Recommendations

This is the reason why we would always recommend annual chimney inspections along with chimney sweeping at least once a year and especially when the winter season starts, to make sure that everything inside your chimney is intact and ready to endure any kind of weather. Don’t ignore that gut feeling that something seems wrong. Smoke inside the home is the most obvious sign.

Aelite Chimney Specialists is Here to Help You!

We all want to make sure nothing bad happens to our property and that there are no threats to our safety. We are here to help you attain that assurance. Our company, Aelite Chimney Specialists employs CSIA certified professional sweeps to give you confidence in our judgement.