When it comes to chimneys, most of us understandably tend to not want to get bogged down by details. We look at the chimney as a big stone box that safely contains fire with a hole on top to let out smoke. But there’s a bit more to the system than that, and one of the most important component is the dampers.

Fireplace flue dampers are created to let you control the flow of air through the chimney. When it breaks down, the smart move is to call the professionals at Elite Chimney and Masonry. Since 2010, we’ve been serving clients all across the Chicagoland area, and with more than two decades of industry experience, you can feel secure that we’ll do the work efficiently and correctly.

If you have a masonry chimney, the odds are good that it was constructed with a vestal damper. Also known as a throat damper, this component is a cast-iron plate on a swivel-based housing. The problem is, they’re frequently inefficient and need to be either repaired or replaced entirely by a lock-top damper. Installed on top of the chimney, it creates an airtight seal with a rubber gasket. In summer, it keeps cool air indoors, and in winter it prevents warm air from escaping. It also prevents smoke downdrafts into your home. Our team of technicians are happy to install them as needed. All lock-top dampers include a lifetime warranty.

If you have questions or you’re ready to schedule service, contact us online or by phone today.