Trust Hudson Chimney for Chimney Cap Replacements & Repair Near Jacksonville

If you own a chimney without a chimney cap (or the one atop your system is otherwise damaged), we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to seek prompt assistance from a professional chimney service. An uncapped chimney can put you at risk for a variety of dangers that could result in costly home repairs and even a house fire. But, fortunately, adding a chimney cap is one of the simplest and least expensive chimney repairs you can make. And we’re here to make that happen.

No matter the reason you’re seeking to replace your current cap, rather than consulting Google for “chimney caps near me,” save yourself the trouble and give Hudson Chimney a call instead. We’re proud to provide Northeastern Florida homeowners with a wide variety of caps in different styles and materials to appeal to every budget and aesthetic. Replace your chimney cap with one from Hudson Chimney by calling today! You can reach us online, by filling out this appointment request form, or give us a call at 904-282-4159.

Why Does My Chimney Need To Be Capped?

So, what exactly is it that chimney caps do and why is it so important to have one in good condition installed on your structure? The short answer: because chimney caps are your chimney’s first line of defense against the various elements it comes into contact with. And since it has the important job of both protecting the vulnerable chimney flue from rain, animals, and any other debris as well as still allowing for proper ventilation, high quality is a must.

Here are some other reasons why it is important to cap your chimney:

  • To keep out rain, which can be absorbed into bricks and mortar and deteriorate your masonry, compromising your chimney’s structural integrity.
  • To keep animals, birds and insects out—and prevent the odor that accompanies their passing.
  • To keep leaves, sticks and other debris from blocking your flue and starting a fire.
  • To keep sparks from escaping your chimney and catching anything nearby on fire.
  • To eliminate downdrafts.
  • To help keep your masonry and chimney lining in tip-top shape.
  • To ensure that your chimney’s air flow does not get obstructed and prevent toxic gases from properly venting outside of your home.

Usually made of aluminum, galvanized or stainless steel, or copper, a good chimney cap will come with a mesh screening called a spark arrestor that keeps animals out and sparks in on windy days when stray sparks could set fire to nearby trees, leaves, and other flammables. This is also what allows the system to effectively release the combustion fumes and exhaust out of your home. And while stainless steel caps are guaranteed against rust and are usually the most durable caps on the market, we are also happy to offer copper chimney caps, which many people love for the patina they develop over time.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Desperately looking for the best “chimney cap replacement near me” option in your Google search results? Don’t worry, Hudson Chimney’s got you covered. Reach out online, or give us a call at 904-282-4159 to learn more and get started.

Brick Chimneys Before Custom Caps
Brick Chimneys After Custom Cap

We Also Offer Custom Chimney Chimney Caps!

Have a uniquely shaped chimney? Interested in veering off the path of standard and traditional chimney caps? Over the past four decades of working in this industry, we’ve found that some of our customers are looking for a chimney cap solution to fit their particular needs. Whether you’re looking for something special to distinguish your chimney such as a lid in a conical shape, another non-standard shape, or even a lid in a custom color or patina – or you just want to try something new, Hudson Chimney would be happy to design a one-of-a-kind custom chimney cap for you.

We are proud to offer high-quality caps that serve to protect and accent your chimney. Our owner Mark Hudson has been working on hearths and chimneys in the Jacksonville area for over 40 years, so you can trust that he’s able to provide a special, high-quality product for your home that will last you for years to come.

Our chimney caps are available in stainless steel (with or without a custom color), copper (with or without an aged patina), and galvanized metal. We can also provide other finishes and metals. Whatever your aesthetic tastes, Hudson Chimney professionals will take precise measurements to ensure that we get the perfect fit and work with you every step of the way to be sure your perfect custom chimney cap meets your needs and your budget. Get in touch with us through our website or by calling 904-282-4159 to learn more!

A Word About Animals Inside Your Chimney

We know how irritating it is to share your hearth, but think about it: from an animal’s perspective, a chimney is a perfect place to live – it’s dark, tall, cozy, and secure. And when chimneys have not been properly safeguarded against animal intrusion, we can’t really blame them for our negligence.

Inside of chimney filled with birds

But, when birds and other animals build their nests inside your chimney they are bringing in materials that are highly flammable. This, of course, introduces a whole other problem: even when the critters vacate, they leave their nesting materials behind. The result is a blockage in your chimney which prohibits the safe exit of smoke, exhaust, and all other toxic fumes, increases the risk for a chimney fire, and contributes to a whole host of other system inefficiencies. It’s also common that baby animals born inside of the structure cannot find their way out and die trying, resulting in repulsive odors that linger in your fireplace.

Basically? Not an ideal situation for anyone involved – you or the animals.

Luckily, a good quality chimney cap will ensure that your appliance remains free of critters their skittering and chirping noises, their smells, and any other “hitchhikers” that may tag along (like lice, fleas, or maggots). And as far as chimney cap replacement companies go, in the Jacksonville, FL area you can’t get any better than Hudson Chimney. Call us at 904-282-4159 to schedule your chimney cap repair or replacement. Or, get in touch online by filling out this appointment request form.

Trust Hudson Chimney To Install Your Chimney Cap

Whether you know exactly how to repair a chimney cap or which new design you’re interested in trying, only hire a certified chimney sweep to install it. Trust us, it’s so much easier to enlist the help of a trained professional as opposed to attempting a DIY project.

At Hudson Chimney, we can inspect your chimney and let you know if your chimney cap needs replacing or not. In addition, we can replace your damper and your chimney lining, or make masonry repairs if necessary. To get started or learn more about us and what we can do for you, get in touch online, or by calling 904-282-4159.


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