ServicesChimney Raincap Installation

One of the best preventative maintenance actions you can take is to have a rain cap installed on your chimney. The obvious advantages are keeping water and animals out of the interior of your chimney system. Chimney rain caps can also help to prevent fires in the surrounding environment.

Chimney raincaps play a crucial role in protecting your chimney and fireplace from the elements. Serving as a durable shield atop the chimney, these caps prevent rainwater, snow, debris, and even nesting animals from entering the flue. By blocking these potential intruders, raincaps safeguard against water damage, corrosion, and blockages that could compromise the efficiency and safety of your chimney.

At Rooftop Chimney and Roof Services, we emphasize the importance of installing high-quality chimney raincaps to extend the lifespan of your chimney, enhance its performance, and minimize the need for costly repairs. Trust us to provide expert advice and professional installation services to ensure your chimney remains resilient in the face of adverse weather conditions in the Portland, Oregon area.

Single-flue stainless steel chimney rain caps

Our standard, single-flue stainless steel rain cap. The heavy-duty stainless steel screening is a 3/4″ diamond pattern. The material is heavy gauge and extremely durable against heat and the elements. This cap fits over a single chimney flue. The chimney flue is the cavity that the smoke travels up.


Galvanized Steel Chimney Rain Caps – Black

Sometimes a black cap is called for simply because of aesthetic appearance. The cap above is constructed with heavy-gauge galvanized steel and is finished with a black powder coating.

Semi-custom multi-flue chimney rain caps

These caps are ordered from the factory, and are fastened to the top of the chimney with special masonry anchors. The lid of the cap is removable sot that the chimney flues can be cleaned. The cap above is made of heavy-gauge stainless steel. Several dimensions of these semi-custom rain caps are available from the factory (here in the U.S.) ; and this provides a lower cost alternative to a completely custom-made rain cap.

The Damage that Can Occur Due to Lack of Rain Caps

Animals In The Chimney

We have dealt with birds, ducks, squirrels and raccoons in the chimney. There are times when an animal will crawl into the safety of a chimney to die. Depending on where the chimney is located, it can be major surgery to get animals out of the chimney. The odor of a decomposing animal tends to be a bit unpleasant…

Rusted, Warped, Damaged fireplace damper

Dampers become inoperable, fall apart, rust through. Replacing dampers is costly.

Water Penetration Into House Walls

This can happen when the chimney has weak or missing mortar joints. Joints can wear from the inside out, and lack of a rain cap can cause water to damage interior walls.

Damaged Fireplace Firebox

Water can get in behind fireplace walls and cause damage.

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Cliff and his crew wear amazing. Quality work for an affordable price. We had 6 estimates and Rooftop Chimney came in better than the rest. Highly recommend for honesty, explaining things well and fair price. Thank you Rooftop Chimney!

Angela Grissom


Leaving this review for my parents, who recently hired Cliff from Rooftop Chimney for a chimney repair, back in June. They were quick with an estimate, at a fair price and the work was scheduled promptly. They did an excellent job and we would definitely hire them again in the future or recommend them to friends!

Glenn Loontjens


I’m selling my house and needed the wood stove insert removed. With the closing date approaching, Rooftop Chimney was able to work me in their schedule and get the job done quickly and professionally. I got the DEQ certificate much faster than I thought I would. Thanks to Justin and his crew!!! I would highly recommend Rooftop Chimney.

Iain Mackintosh


Arrived on time – worked very hard to remove our very heavy fireplace insert and took extreme care to do the job well. Completed their work by cleaning our two chimneys and got it all done in good time. We would recommend their services to all.

Cynthia Keene


After selling our home, the inspection indicated that there was some work that needed to be done on our chimney including repairing some mortar as well as putting a top cap on the chimney. I contacted Rooftop Chimney and Roof Services. They were very knowledgeable answering all of my questions. That along with prompt professional service I would recommend them for any chimney needs you may need!

Gloria Cettina

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