A: This depends upon what problem you want to fix and what damper configuration you have. Use our product selector tool.
A: Metal dampers are 300+ year old technology, and they have some key weaknesses.
A: Fireplaces are lined with odiferous ash and creosote, and they tend to reverse their draft in the summer.
Fireplaces accelerate the stack effect in a house, and that wastes fuel and heat.
A: Noisy birds hanging out at your chimney top can be annoying. There are some ways to mitigate the noise.
A: A Chimney Balloon may be just what the doctor ordered for your chimney. But first visit our chimney product selection tool to see what type of damper and chimney configuration you have.
Please see our diagram of the parts of a fireplace. It also includes definitions.
Some chimney applications are just too rough for inflatable chimney plugs. But there are more durable options to plug your flue.