Clay Chimney Caps
Whether you aspire to recreate the feel of the Victorian era or want to finish your chimney with the clean, simple lines of a classic chimney pot, Superior Clay can help. With more than 60 standard chimney pot styles to choose from, and a variety of ways to customize your chimney pot, we can help you find the look that’s just right for your home. Properly sized Superior Clay chimney pots will not only add beauty to your home, but will add height to your chimney. There are several factors that play a role in selecting the right chimney pot for your home. Click here to learn more.
Use the photos in our Gallery link below to help choose the right chimney pot for your firebox size and your home’s style. In order to select a chimney pot that will function properly, it is important to consider the top opening in relation to the fireplace opening, and the base dimension of the chimney pot in relation to the flue it is covering. The top opening of the pot should be in ratio to the fireplace opening. The chimney pot opening is often smaller than the effective area of the flue liner in order to reduce the effect of wind on the draft. Flue area is typically about 1/10 the fireplace opening area for square flues and about 1/12 for round flues. For chimney pots, this ratio is often reduced to 1/15 – 1/20. The base inside dimension should be nearly as large as or larger than the largest dimension of the flue the pot is being installed on. The chimney pot should not impinge on the effective area by more than 3/4 of an inch. Many other factors, such as fireplace, and chimney construction, and house air pressure can affect proper chimney operation.