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Old 08-31-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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I was quoted $250 to put a chimney cap on my chimney. Does that sound like a lot or does it sound reasonable? What kind of professional put on your chimney cap?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:07 PM
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This kind of sounds like a lot unless it is a deluxe type. You could buy one at Home Depot for less than $100. To install is usually some bolts that are tightened. If you want the best kind, then a stainless steel one will be good and cost over $100.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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This kind of sounds like a lot unless it is a deluxe type. You could buy one at Home Depot for less than $100. To install is usually some bolts that are tightened. If you want the best kind, then a stainless steel one will be good and cost over $100.
The problem is the installation. There is no way either me or my husband is getting up on a ladder and going on the roof. How would I find someone to install it? The $250 I mentioned is the cost for the chimney cap and installation.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:04 AM
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The problem is the installation. There is no way either me or my husband is getting up on a ladder and going on the roof. How would I find someone to install it? The $250 I mentioned is the cost for the chimney cap and installation.
I had a local chimney sweep (I think I used yelp.com to find one) sweep clean the chimney and install a basic cap, the total was $250. So I got a cleaned chimney with pictures he took of it from above (for my record) and the cap and installation.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Just to be on the same page-

When you say "cap" do you mean an actual cap that is for a masonry fireplace, like this:

Or are you meaning a shroud? A decorative sheetmetal dressing for the top of the chimney, like this:


Or, are you referring to an approved (mandatory in some municipalities/counties or cities) spark arrestor? Those usually found on pre-fab type F/pl's like this:


Which ever it is- for someone who is not getting on a ladder and/or is not inclined to take on such a project, $250 is not that much.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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We paid $250 for our cap & installation... well worth the money.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Chimney cap meaning the mesh structure that keeps bats out of your chimney. That is why we want to get it put on--lots of bats in the area.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:18 AM
 
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The cap is inexpensive. The labor is the issue due to how much work, and people, are need to safely get to the top it to install it. For comparison instead of calling a roof repair company, call a gutter cleaning service company since some them also do minor roof repairs as part if their services.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Some companies have a minimum charge depending on the area. Insurance, gas, time, materials- it adds up even for a simple thing like a chimney cap.

Is there a neighbor that you know that is handy? It's not a tough thing to do and I would have generally done something like this for my neighbors for a 6 pack of cold ones.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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$250 seems like a deal to me. I went up yesterday and noticed not only corrosion on the rain guard of the chimney cap but the caulking around the base of the cap is blistered and exposing interior brick. Also the cement that forms the taper for water run-off is cracked so that will need to be replaced as well. I would take $250. I wanted to install a fancy copper chimney cap and just the part cost $288.00

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