Up to 8% of home heating costs can exit through a fireplace chimney with an open or damaged damper. A tight fitting, gasketed chimney damper will help stop heat loss. It's like replacing old leaky storm windows with a tight-sealing energy-efficient window.
Additionally, weather related damages to chimneys cost home owners millions of dollars every year. A chimney without a cap allows rain and snow to be absorbed into your chimney's inner flue tile, outer bricks and mortar. Freeze/thaw cycles will compromise the integrity of the structure; mortar loosens and bricks will eventually be dislodged. Sometimes the front facing of the bricks will pop off. Top mount fireplace dampers also act as a chimney cap to keep birds, animals and even insects out of your chimney.
See both styles of top mount dampers:
The SEAL TIGHT damper is a low-profile top mounted damper that also serves as a chimney cap. This makes it ideal for historic homes where a chimney cap might affect its aesthetic appeal.
Heat loss up the fireplace chimney accounts for an average 8% of your home heating costs! Seal Tight Dampers help prevent this heat loss. Stay warmer and save money!
The SEAL TIGHT damper attaches to the top of the flue tile on fireplace chimneys. Our models are sized by common flue tiles and available in 7 Sizes:
Each damper kit includes:
SEAL TIGHT Dampers are made for use only with open woodburning masonry fireplace chimneys and are NOT suitable for use in the following types of installations:
SEAL TIGHT Dampers can be installed by homeowners who feel comfortable working on a roof, but U.S. Fireplace Products, Inc. strongly recommends you use the services of a qualified chimney sweep who can also inspect your chimney and provide other valuable home safety services.