We Install Quality Chimney Dampers Throughout Boston & Beyond

If you’re still equipped with a traditional throat damper, then you’re likely familiar with some other things too – namely rust, the screech of a metal-on-metal seal, and a drafty chimney.

Traditional throat dampers are a thing of the past. Isn’t it time to upgrade your chimney with an affordable and quick-to-install lock-top damper? These not only offer a better seal, but they look better, function better, and offer more protection too.

Why wait to make the switch? Our team is here to help. Give us a call or book online today.

What Is a Lock-Top Chimney Damper?

Well, there’s the big question. What exactly is a lock-top damper?

These devices, also known as top-sealing or top-mounted dampers, are installed at the top of your chimney, rather than the throat. This way, they can effectively seal off the flue right from its entry point. These also seal with a rubber gasket, ensuring a tighter fit, and they are generally thought to be more efficient than their more traditional counterparts.

What are the benefits of owning a lock-top damper?

  • They offer a tight seal. They create an airtight seal, preventing air from escaping or entering the chimney. Say goodbye to those annoying downdrafts.
  • They’re energy-efficient. Lock-top dampers are more effective at reducing heat or A/C loss from your home – which can then lead to significant energy savings.
  • They provide added protection. These help to safeguard against rainwater, snow, and debris, and they keep animals from entering the chimney as well.
  • They’re easy to use. Lock-top dampers come with a simple pull chain or handle that allows you to open and close the damper from inside your home. Easy peasy.

Overall, these make a valuable addition to any chimney system, and we would be happy to get yours installed soon.

Can I Install a Lock-Top Chimney Damper Myself?

When it comes to your chimney and fireplace, we don’t recommend completing any installation or repair work yourself – and that includes installing a new damper. 

Why? Because not only does this involve working at a high point on your roof, but if not done correctly, you won’t get any of the many benefits these components provide. They need to be installed a certain way and they need to be fitted appropriately to your specific flue. If even one little thing goes wrong, your entire chimney setup will be left vulnerable.

And we mean any little thing. Even the smallest crack leaves openings for water – and sometimes small rodents – to enter through.

Don’t take any chances, and don’t put the safety of you, your home, or your family at risk. Count on our experts from the very start.

Guarantee a Better Burn Season – Work With Us

Want to make the upcoming burn season your best one yet? Ask us how we can improve your chimney and fireplace experience. We’re here for you.

Give our experts a call at 978-552-3332 or book online with us today.


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