If you want peace of mind when decommissioning a chimney on your home, a chimney cap or clay flue terminal is a wise idea.
Chimney caps and clay flue terminals are useful because they prevent downdrafts (where the air is blown back down the chimney), and damp from entering the disused chimney which could be potentially damaging.
Chimney caps and flue terminals are also used to stop rainwater from running down the chimney flue and into the property, can also prevent debris from building up in the flue and birds from nesting there.
Purchasing your chimney caps - how much are they?
Making sure that you purchase a high-quality chimney cap that is not only effective but also stylish is important. As with all roofing products, prices can vary widely from supplier to supplier. Other variables include the size of the cap and the material that the chimney cap is crafted from. However, the cost of popular models of chimney caps on our website represents great value being priced at under £22.
Purchasing your chimney flue vent terminals - how much are they?
Our high-quality clay chimney flue vent terminals are manufactured by leading British manufacturer W T Knowles and are built to last! Prices vary depending on the style chosen, however they are available for less than £40.
Chimney capping - is it a DIY job?
Once you have decided on a style of chimney cap or lue vent terminal to purchase, you then need to install it on your roof. While installing a chimney cap is not an overly complicated job, it is essential to make sure you have the right tools and knowledge, and that you feel confident that you can complete the job safely. If not, you should get in touch with a professional to help you. The chimney cap installation cost will vary from roofer to roofer. If you have purchased the chimney cap yourself it will typically be around £100, providing there is easy access to the roof and no unforeseen complications. If you ask the roofer to purchase the chimney cap on your behalf, expect the price to be nearer £150. Always choose a trusted tradesman with positive reviews.
How to select your Chimney Caps and Clay Flue Vent Terminals
Selecting your chimney caps or clay flue vent terminals can be a hassle-free process! First, consider what your main purpose is for purchasing one of these products. Is it to prevent downdrafts? To stop birds from nesting in your chimney? To cap a disused chimney? To prevent rain ingress into the property? Answering this question will help you determine the most important features that your chimney cap must have. Secondly, you need to consider the look and design of your chimney cap or flue vent terminal. You may want it to blend in seamlessly to the current design of your home, to draw the eye, or to match the colour of your roof tiles. Remember, a chimney cap oir clay flue vent terminal doesn’t have to be just practical, it can also add an attractive feature to your rooftop too!
Chimney capping - is it worth the money?
Left uncapped and disused, chimneys are exposed to severe weather, falling debris, and nesting birds and can waste lots of energy as hot air escapes through them too.
Fitting a chimney cap could potentially save hundreds of pounds in lower energy bills and fewer repair bills. Fitting takes a matter of minutes if carried out by a local chimney sweep or contractor so if you are unsure about whether it is worth investing in one - the simple answer is yes!
Browse the About Roofing Chimney Caps range today!
If you are looking for an extensive range of top-quality chimney caps, take a look at the impressive range from About Roofing. Whatever the style of your property and whatever your project needs, we are sure we will have the chimney cap or clay flue terminal vent that is a perfect fit. If you need any help or have any questions before you buy, just remember that our knowledgeable and friendly team are on hand to assist you. You can leave us a message, give us a call on +44(0) 1737 763008 , or get in touch via the chat box at the bottom right of this page.
Where can I find chimney caps and clay flue vent terminals near me?
You can view and order chimney caps and clay chimney flue vent terminals, as well as our wide range of clay roof tiles and concrete roof tiles in any of our branches listed below or we can deliver nationwide: