Count On Beck’s for Chimney Cap Repair Services in Noblesville & Surrounding Cities

At Beck’s, we understand the critical role chimney caps play in safeguarding your chimney and fireplace. That’s why we provide a comprehensive range of chimney cap repair and installation services throughout Noblesville and beyond – all tailored to meet your specific needs.

Experiencing damage as a result of a faulty cap? Not only can we install your new cap, but we can offer chimney repair services to ensure your system stays in tip-top shape for the long haul.

With a legacy dating back to 1977, we’ve proudly served as the leading local chimney company in Central Indiana for ages. For peace of mind and expert chimney cap repair services, schedule an appointment with Beck’s today.

What Is a Chimney Cap? Why Do I Need One?

The chimney cap is the metal covering that fits just above the chimney flue. It’s usually made of galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or copper, and its main role is to prevent rain, snow, sleet, hail, debris, birds, and other small animals from getting into your chimney.

What happens if you don’t have a working chimney cap?

If you don’t have a working chimney cap or if yours is damaged or missing, several potential problems can occur, affecting both your chimney and your home:

  • Moisture Damage: Without a chimney cap, rainwater, snow, and other forms of moisture can easily enter your chimney. This moisture can lead to various issues, including masonry damage, ceiling and wall stains, moisture growth, wood rot, and rust.
  • Animal Intrusion: Open chimneys are an open invitation to birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals seeking shelter. These creatures can build nests, create blockages, and leave behind droppings, causing unpleasant odors and potential fire hazards.
  • Debris Buildup: Leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris from trees can easily fall into your chimney, leading to blockages. These blockages can restrict airflow, as well as increase the risk of chimney fires or carbon monoxide entering your home.
  • Draft Issues: A chimney without a cap is more prone to let in downdrafts. This means that, instead of smoke being drawn up and out of the chimney, it can flow back into your home, leading to poor indoor air quality and unpleasant odors.
  • Pest Infestations: Insects like bees and wasps may build nests inside an open chimney, posing a safety risk when you use your fireplace.

To avoid these issues and ensure the safe and efficient operation of your chimney and fireplace, it’s essential to have a fully functional chimney cap. Beck’s is here to take care of all your chimney cap needs, including repairs, inspections, and maintenance. Give us a call today!

Signs Your Chimney Cap Is Blocked or Damaged

Recognizing when your chimney cap requires attention is key to maintaining the integrity of your chimney system. Here are some signs that may indicate it’s time for a chimney cap repair:

  • You see visible cracks, rust, or other damage on your chimney cap.
  • There are water stains inside your fireplace or on the walls surrounding it.
  • You hear animals inside your chimney or find nesting materials in your fireplace.
  • A poor draft or unusual odors are coming from your fireplace.

Remember – a chimney cap, although seemingly small, plays a large role in maintaining the safety, efficiency, and durability of your chimney and fireplace system. It acts as a protective barrier, guarding against various threats such as water intrusion, animal nesting, and sparks that could lead to fires. 

However, over time, chimney caps can wear down like any other component of your home.

When you encounter issues with your chimney cap, turn to Beck’s Chimney Sweep for the solution. Our team of highly skilled Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps specializes in prompt and cost-effective repairs, allowing you to resume your enjoyment of your wood-burning or gas fireplace without worry.

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What Are Different Types of Chimney Caps?

Different types of chimney caps may be better for your chimney system depending on where you live and the setup of your chimney. These are some of the more common caps available:

  • Single-Flue Cap: If your chimney has only flue, a single flue chimney cap is probably the best option for your chimney.
  • Multi-Flue Cap: Larger chimneys sometimes have multiple flues to exhaust smoke and waste more efficiently. If this describes your setup, a multi-flue cap is a convenient and easy way to protect all of your chimney’s openings.
  • Outside Mount Cap: These caps are attached to the outer walls of the chimney and cover the entire top of the chimney – an effective solution to any and all chimney cap-related needs.
  • Top Mount Cap: Similar to the outside mount cap, the top mount cap covers the entire chimney crown or chase cover. The difference between the two is that this one is mounted on the crown of the chimney.
  • Speciality Cap: Sometimes, you have to consider factors that are specific to your home. Live in an area prone to heavy rain? Get a rain cap. Does your chimney frequently attract birds, raccoons, and other wildlife? Invest in a more animal-proof chimney cap.
Mortar Cap Before

Mortar Cap Before

Mortar Cap After

Mortar Cap After

Where Can I Get a Chimney Cap?

Your best bet in getting the right chimney cap for your needs and home is to work with a professional chimney technician from the start – and count on them for installation services too. If things aren’t fitted just right or installed appropriately, your chimney will suffer, leading to expensive repairs and lots of frustrating issues.

By working with a professional from the get-go, you better ensure your system’s safety and functionality, and most homeowners will save money in the long run because they’re less likely to experience damages due to faulty installation.

Here at Beck’s, we know that each chimney is different, and we understand the importance of a tailored fit, unique to your needs. No matter what size or style you’re after, we can find it or make it.

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Do Chimney Caps Require Maintenance?

Yes, they do require some maintenance. That said, before you get worried about appointments for specialized services or adding more to your to-do list, keep in mind that chimney caps are covered as part of the standard chimney inspection that should be scheduled along with chimney sweepings at least once a year. 

During an inspection with our team, rest assured that the chimney technician will check your chimney cap for signs of rust and other damage. They will also make sure that the chimney cap still fits correctly.

When Should I Replace My Chimney Cap?

While most caps come with a general range for their predicted lifespan, the specifics of how long yours will last can be harder to predict for numerous reasons – things like the material the cap is made from, your local weather conditions, the presence of curious critters, and how well it’s cared for can all impact how long it lasts.

That said, here’s a few notes you can refer to for a more general estimate or guideline:

  • Stainless steel caps can last 10 – 20 years or more, while copper caps can have an even longer lifespan.
  • Galvanized steel and aluminum are not as expensive, but may have a shorter lifespan. On average, they last between 5 – 15 years.
  • If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions or you have a habit of skipping chimney inspections, you may need to replace your chimney cap more often.

How Much Does a Chimney Cap Cost?

We can’t provide an estimate without knowing more about your chimney. How large is your chimney, and is it easy to access? Do you have a single-flue chimney or a multi-flue setup? Do you need a custom cap? What kind of material do you prefer to use?

These are just a few of the questions we’ll need answered before we can provide an accurate quote.

If you would like to speak with a member of our customer service team, feel free to get in touch with us! We’ll be happy to answer your questions and go over pricing with you. Transparency is one of our core values, and we want you to go into your appointment fully informed about the process and potential cost.

Call Today – We’ll Get Your Chimney Fitted With a Cap That Truly Protects

With over four decades of chimney and fireplace service in Central Indiana, our commitment to excellence ensures your safety and satisfaction.

When you rely on Beck’s for your chimney cap repair needs, you’re making a smart investment in the durability and safety of your chimney system. Our seasoned experts will thoroughly evaluate your chimney cap’s condition and provide the best solutions for your needs.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for chimney cap repair or any of our other expert chimney and fireplace services.


There are multiple culprits that could be causing your leaky chimney, including a chimney crown that needs repair.