chimney shroud?

PoorOwnerOctober 18, 2008

I have a shround on my chimney and I remember the inspector suggested me to remove it because it collects water or something to do with leakage. Has anyone heard of this happening? What does a shroud do anyway? I looked around and no one has this..

It looks like it's held on by 4 nails or screws. If I remove it do I use something like Henry's roofing caulking to cover up the hole?

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You might try posting your question in the forum at The participants in that forum have a lot of expertise and devotion to fireplace issues.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2008 at 11:19AM
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Yes, an improperly made chimney shroud can collect water and end up damaging your chase pan/ chimney chase.

Getting a new or replacement Chimney Cap can be a daunting process, but there are several companies which can make that process easier! Chimney King makes 89 high quality styles of Chimney Caps in 70 different finishes. Currently, the most popular finish is copper ( for all finishes).

Chimney King is the leading manufacturer of custom built, UL listed Chimney Caps in the USA. Without a UL listing for your specific fireplace/chase combination, you stand a chance of voiding your OEM warranty on those products. Poorly built, non-UL listed shrouds are a very serious problem and can cause fires if put on improperly.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Chimney King

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 1:15PM
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