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Lyemance Lock-Top Dampers
he Lock Top Damper eliminates updrafts that siphon money out of your wallet in the form of energy cost. This system completely stops updrafts and downdrafts as well as rain which can cause multiple issues to the inside of your chimney over time. The Lock Top system is second to none in prevention of pests like squirrels, raccoons, nesting birds and insect penetration.
Flue Silicone Rubber Gasket
The Lock Top damper seals with a silicone rubber gasket, not a metal on metal seal like most late model dampers do. A Lock-Top Damper seals tight, so virtually no heat or cold air conditioning gets siphoned up your chimney.
Chimney Lyemance Lock Top Damper
Here are some of the advantages of using Lyemance brand dampers: Proven by being in the industry for over 20 years for the Lyemance damper and over 15 years for the LockTop damper. Continually tested by an outside lab to ensure functionality and seal tightness. The best materials chosen for each part/component on the product. Power-lever on Lyemance damper is proven to open damper in extreme snow/icing conditions. Backed by a company that has been around for over 25 years Patented product.
Chimney Dampers Function
A thin stainless steel breaded cable drops down your flue liner and attaches to a handle, which we mount to the side wall of the firebox by drilling 2# – 1/4″ holes into the firebrick, next fastening the handle bracket with concrete anchor bolts. When we install the handle it is positioned in a easy to operate area in the firebox. As to pull the chain in a downward motion the damper closes and Vice versa, as the damper open and closes you will hear a suction sound that ensures you have a tight seal.
Standard Chimney Flue Cap
These caps are the most adorable cap we offer. Steel mounting clamps for easy, durable installation. Outside mounting provides greater free air space. Expanded metal mesh turned inward at base allows cover to rest firmly on flue tile, closing any openings to protect against nuisance wildlife.
- Made in the USA
- 24 Gauge powder-coated galvanized steel hood with scalloped corners and roll-formed edges, 18 gauge 3/4” 100pct Galvanized steel expanded metal mesh
- Finish: Black
- Material: Steel
- Country of Manufacture: United States
Furnace Flue Cap
The most common furnace flue cap we use is the AmeriVent, the AmeriVent cap is one of the first engineered vent cap to gain recognition across the country for the caps outstanding performance. Over the years millions of AmeriVent caps have been installed on residential home and commercial business furnace flue pipes to protect against wind conditions that can cause exit gases to spill back into the venting systems draft hood. In addition, AmeriVent caps permit termination of vents at the minimum height necessary above the roof line, according to the NFPA 211 .
- For use as a ventilation cap as well as type B vent termination
- Protects against waste gases spilling back into the structure through the appliances draft hood
- The AmeriVent cap is UL-listed, and its patented design of baffles and ports keep rain and debris out of the venting system.
What Is a Chimney Cap?
Chimney caps are protective coverings that go over the top of your chimney. They are usually made of steel or copper mesh and come in a variety of styles to match the outside of your home. On top of the mesh ring, is a cap that helps protect your chimney from rain and downdrafts.
Newly constructed flues may feature a chase cover, a cap, and a spark arrestor at the top to keep small animals out and to prevent sparks from being broadcast into the atmosphere. All fireplaces require trained gas service members to carry out installations.
On the exterior there is often a corbelled brick crown, in which the projecting courses of brick act as a drip course to keep rainwater from running down the exterior walls. Spark arrestor is placed into the crown or cap.
Chimney's fireplace heat shields protect the rear firebricks and fireplace mortar of your firebox from needing fireplace chimney repairs. They prevent direct combustion heat expansion & contraction exposure, which greatly minimizes the expansion & contraction of firewall firebricks and fireplace mortar.
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If you are with out heat and or sense an obstruction blocking your chimney or flue do to wind water or fire, do not hesitate.
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Guardian Installers are well versed and highly prepared for the field, we undergo rigorous training to become a trusted team of fireplace inspection personnel.
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Guardian Chimney Solutions LLC. Is a owner operated company with over a 17 years in business, we welcome you to look around our website in hopes that we can provide value to your life with information to help you through the process of choosing a contractor you can trust as well as providing insight you may use during the trouble shooting process of your project. Guardian looks forward to surpassing your expectations.
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“Highly recommend Guardian Chimney Solutions - I called them on a Monday afternoon concerning a smell coming from my fireplace and they were here by Tuesday. As a new home owner, were knowledgeable and wonderful to deal with. They took the time to explain everything. Definitely will be using them if there are any other issues!.”
“Had raccoons in my chimney earlier this week (cute pictures attached!) and realized it was time to do something to keep them (and the bats we've previously had in our chimney) out! I called around for different estimates and checked all kinds of reviews online. Not only were Guardian's reviews the best out there but the estimate I received matched the best out of a number of other local companies. I called on Tuesday and they were out on Wednesday getting the job done. I was very impressed with the service and would happily recommend them to anyone and everyone! Thanks, and keep up the great work, Guardian Chimney Solutions!"
“Very responsive, timely, efficient, and expertly done. Worked hard and quietly the entire time they were on site. Finished ahead of schedule. Respectful and pleasant. If we have another chimney issue, these guys will be my only call.”
“We had our long-neglected chimney repaired from the roof line up to the top of the chimney. Guardian ground out the mortar around the entire chimney and rebuilt the top number of rows of brick with new brick and put a new cap on the top to replace the badly cracked cement cap that was there. The tuck-pointing that they performed on the chimney and another area above a door all looked well done. They completed the job in one day, in spite of a short downpour that halted their work. They cleaned up all evidence of their work afterwards and left our yard looking like they never were there. Joe, the owner, was a pleasure to work with. He did most of the brickwork himself and repaired a part of the chimney that was unexpectedly in bad condition without charge. He was clear in his communication with us in a written proposal and priced the job more reasonably than others. When rain was predicted on the original date of work he called and let us know he had to reschedule and rescheduled for the next day, showing up on time. He was trustworthy and very easy to work with. We would certainly recommend him to others for their chimney and brick work.”
“Showed up on time for both estimating and doing the work. Estimate was very clear and thorough. (And less expensive than the "other guy".) Work was done in a timely manner, everyone was polite, and they cleaned up afterwards. Every company should be this good. Kudos!.”
“Couldn’t recommend Joe and Guardian Chimney Solutions more if you need any repairs done to your chimney. Joe took time out of his already busy day to fit me in and repair damages on my chimney so that I was up to code before closing on my house. He was timely, personable, and best of all very skilled at what he does. All in all a great experience.”
“We were extremely pleased with our experience with Guardian Chimney Solutions. We had a fireplace liner installed last year and had it cleaned for the first time this summer. Both Joe and Derek were professional, friendly and and prompt. They answered all questions thoroughly and were easy to work with. We would highly recommend this company."
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