Chimney Products and What They Do

Posted on September 30th, 2021 by Devine Bros

Home in fall with chimney

As the weather begins to drop, more and more homeowners will be making use of their fireplaces and chimneys. After many seasons of not being used, now is the time to start making sure your chimney is safe and clean for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. So, here is a breakdown of a few important chimney products and what they do: 

Chimney Caps

Chimney caps act as a protective covering for the top of your chimney. They help keep outdoor debris and weather from getting into your home. It’s important to have professionals come in to check if this section is sturdy or needs to be replaced this year.

Ash Dumps

If this isn’t an area your fireplace has, then be sure to add it to your home improvement bucket list this year. Ash dumps are openings at the bottom of your fireplace or furnace, creating a spot for ashes to go and keep your home clean.

Angle Iron

An angle iron is a steel material that helps support the masonry or brick over a fireplace or chimney opening. It’s essentially your chimney’s support system and one that should be checked every fall and winter season to make sure it’s still stable. 


A chimney damper is used to prevent your home’s air from escaping from the flue when the fireplace is not in use. It’s an important part of keeping your home energy efficient. Remember: you’ll need to open the damper before setting your fire so that the smoke ventilates properly.

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