Traditional dampers are located in the "throat" of a fireplace, and hard built into it. They are made of cast-iron and are housed in a low-tech frame work. (Click on picture to enlarge)
These cast-iron dampers do not seal well as they have a leaky, rough, metal-to-metal connection that allows heat from your home to escape up your chimney flue. Just imagine how much energy and heat your old, rusted out damper is leaking during the winter! This is costing you money.
Top Closing Dampers have a rubber gasket, which, when closed, seals tight every time you close it - eliminating any draft. This keeps your money in your pocket and not going up your chimney. The damper also keeps rain and animals out at the chimney's exterior entry point when closed as well. The top closing damper is mounted at the top of your chimney, has a steel cable running through the flue, and a bulb and latch release latch system mounted at the opening of you fireplace. Simply pull the bulb down to open, or release to close. Click on the thumbnails below to see the larger images.
You can easily operates it from inside your firebox. Below is an instructional video on how to use a top closing damper (Please give the video a few moments to load and it will play automatically).
We have to come out and measure the top opening of your chimney to determine which size damper will fit before we can give you a price (which will include installation) to install a top closing damper on your chimney.
PLEASE NOTE, DAMPERS ARE NOT RETURNABLE. IF YOU ORDER A DAMPER TO BE INSTALLED BY US,
YOU MUST COMMIT TO IT AS IT HAS TO BE PREPAID FOR AND SHIPPED FROM THE EAST COAST.
WE ONLY INSTALL DAMPERS. WE DO NOT SELL DAMPERS RETAIL.
Metro Chimney is licensed and bonded. Insured through Berkeley Assurance Insurance and bonded through Merchant Insurance.
Oregon Construction Contractor Board License Number 184595.