Chimney caps are an inexpensive and a minor installation which often leaves home owners wondering if they really need a chimney cap. The answer is yes! Even though a chimney cap is only a small amount of metal protecting your chimney, it prevents many different mishaps and can save the homeowner thousands of dollars in chimney damage and repair. A chimney cap will prevent animals from entering your home, keep the moisture out, and protect the roof from burning embers starting a house fire. So ultimately you may not need a chimney cap in place for functional purposes, but unless you want headaches down the road and little critters running through your home, a properly installed chimney cap is a must. Now that you realize the importance of having a chimney cap in place, it is important to choose the right Cap.
Сhoose the right Cap
I am Melissa from Northline Express and I would like to introduce you Hy-C Chimney caps. Hy-C Company was founded in 1947 by Alan Hisey in Saint Louis, Missouri. Their first product was an aluminum chimney cover manufactured in Mr. Hisey’s garage. Hy-C is still a family owned company with the third and fourth generations now working in the business. Today the facilities have expanded from the garage to an entire city block just north of downtown Saint Louis, plus an auxiliary warehouse in south Saint Louis. Hy-C continued to make and sell several models of knocked-down aluminum chimney covers until 1980. At that time the market was changing and consumers were demanding assembled covers that were more substantial. In 1980 the company manufactured its first assembled, black-painted, galvanized chimney cover. A few years later Hy-C added the same covers made out of stainless steel.
Besides being a family owned business there are a few more reasons that we recommend Hy-C Chimney caps. Most Hy-C caps are made in the United States with the up most quality in mind. Hy-C caps use outside mounting which provides greater free air space for better drafting. The caps all feature 24 gauge single piece galvanized steel, copper, or stainless steel hoods for structural integrity. Each cap also features 18 gauge 3/4 expanded stainless steel or copper mesh spark arrestors. 5/8 expanded mesh is available for those whose local code requires it. The expanded mesh is turned inward at the base allowing the cap to rest firmly on the chimney tile without gaps or openings. The bases of the chimney caps are also made of a higher gauge material for extra strength.
Choosing a chimney cap can be confusing because there are many to choose from, but with a Hy-C chimney cap you can count on a quality chimney cap that will serve its purpose for years to come and look good doing. Buy a Hy-C cap with confidence knowing that the manufacturer takes pride in the quality of their products.